Hybrid manufacture

Innovation is one of our important Brand Values and since it’s beginning in 1988, the Frederique Constant brand continuously innovated. We invested massively in this domain to offer creativity and outstanding technical features in our timepieces. Every year, Frederique Constant continues to add movements to its in-house collection; and this year is no exception. Designed in keeping with classical watchmaking principles, updated with innovative 21st century techniques, the new Hybrid Manufacture by Frederique Constant combines Swiss Made fine Mechanical watchmaking with Smartwatch functionality.

Frederique Constant combines three unique technologies ever in Swiss watchmaking. Hence the 3.0, the Frederique

Constant Hybrid Manufacture combines:

1. MANUFACTURE

2. SMART WATCH FUNCTIONS, and

3. CALIBER ANALYTICS

1. MANUFACTURE

The Hybrid Manufacture FC-750 caliber is in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled. The caliber is patented.

The electronic part of the FC-750 is also in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled by the Brand. This electronic part of the caliber enables the Smart Functions of the Hybrid Manufacture watch.

The Smart Functions are visible on the watch on the counter at 12 o’clock as well as in the Hybrid App. By integrating the two technologies inside a unique caliber, the technological challenge was to delete the negative magnetic effects between the mechanical and the electronical parts. This is how our highly skilled designers and watchmakers developed and patented a unique anti-magnetic shield case.

 2. SMART WATCH FUNCTIONS

The connection between the watch and the Hybrid App is done via the pusher button located on the left side of the watch case with Bluetooth®  technology. The Smart Functions are visible on the watch on the counter at 12 o’clock as well as in the Hybrid App.

Inside the caliber, we integrated our proprietary Caliber Analytics functionality, an Algorithm to measure Rate, Amplitude and Beat error. Results are communicated to the Hybrid App via Bluetooth and can be seen in the form of graphs over time.

3. CALIBER ANALYTICS

Once per day at 4.00am, the watch analyzes automatically (no requested action from the user) the health of the mechanical movement. Inside the caliber we analyze the oscillations of the movement with a sophisticated Algorithm. 3 measures are taken and reported: Rate, Amplitude and Beat error. The results displayed in the App. (Analytics App screen is available in the Hybrid App, on the 5th swiped screen at the top). Once analyzed, at the bottom of the screen a summary is displayed on the movement’s health check: green=> all is good / red => need to check the watch. If it appears that the mechanical caliber has an issue, we will inform the customers via both the App and the Cloud.

Limited edition of 888 pieces

Case: Polished stainless steel 2-parts case. Diameter of 42 mm. Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case back. Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Movement: FC-750 Manufacture Hybrid caliber, automatic with date adjustable by crown and connected counter activated by pusher. Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 33 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h. 7+ days battery life
Dial: Dark grey dial with guilloché decoration and silver applied indexes. Hand polished silver hands with white luminous. Date counter at 6 o’clock. Connected counter at 12 o’clock
Bracelet: Dark Grey Alligator strap with blue stitching
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter
Connected functions: Activity tracking. Sleep monitoring. Dynamic coach. Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time). Analytics (Measure mechanical movement : Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error). Pusher settings (24h display, Worldtimer, Activity/Sleep, Workouts, Chronometer, Nap, Battery indicator)

Case: Polished stainless steel 2-parts case. Diameter of 42 mm. Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case back. Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Movement: FC-750 Manufacture Hybrid caliber, automatic with date adjustable by crown and connected counter activated by pusher. Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 33 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h.  7+ days battery life
Dial: Silver colour dial with guilloché decoration and black printed indexes. Hand polished black hands. Date counter at 6 o’clock. Connected counter at 12 o’clock
Bracelet: Black alligator strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter
Connected functions: Activity tracking. Sleep monitoring. Dynamic coach. Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time). Analytics (Measure mechanical movement : Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error). Pusher settings (24h display, Worldtimer, Activity/Sleep, Workouts, Chronometer, Nap, Battery indicator)

Case: Polished stainless steel 2-parts case. Diameter of 42 mm. Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case back. Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Movement: FC-750 Manufacture Hybrid caliber, automatic with date adjustable by crown and connected counter activated by pusher. Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 33 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h. 7+ days battery life
Dial: Navy dial with guilloché decoration and black printed indexes. Hand polished White hands. Date counter at 6 o’clock. Connected counter at 12 o’clock
Bracelet: Blue alligator strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter
Connected functions: Activity tracking. Sleep monitoring. Dynamic coach. Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time). Analytics (Measure mechanical movement : Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error). Pusher settings (24h display, Worldtimer,

Case: Rose gold plated polished stainless steel 2-parts case. Diameter of 42 mm. Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case back. Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Movement: FC-750 Manufacture Hybrid caliber, automatic with date adjustable by crown and connected counter activated by pusher. Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 33 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h. 7+ days battery life
Dial: Silver colour dial with guilloché decoration and black printed indexes. Hand polished black hands. Date counter at 6 o’clock. Connected counter at 12 o’clock
Bracelet: Dark brown alligator strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, connected counter
Connected functions: Activity tracking. Sleep monitoring. Dynamic coach. Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time). Analytics (Measure mechanical movement : Rate, Amplitude, Beat Error). Pusher settings (24h display, Worldtimer, Activity/Sleep, Workouts, Chronometer, Nap, Battery indicator)

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