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Baselworld 2018: Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

An intriguing sight: a caliber integrated in an electronic part. The trick is done by Frederique Constant. For the first time in watch history three unique technologies are combined in one watch: manufacture, smartwatch functions and caliber analytics.

The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture is developed according to classical watchmaking principles, updated with innovative 21st century techniques. The big challenge was to disable the magnetic field effects between the mechanical and the electronical parts, solved with a unique anti-magnetic shield case. Both the Hybrid Manufacture FC-750 caliber and the electronic part of the FC-750 are developed in-house. The watch gives the owner smartwatch functions like activity tracking and sleep monitoring as well as a worldtimer, battery indicator and provides a dynamic coach. The magic comes in a luxurious wooden winder box offering a removable charger for the electronical smartwatch functionality and a rotating box that charges the barrel in the mechanical caliber.

Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

 

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