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Horological Smartwatch

Peter Stas, co-founder of the Group has always been intrigued by how it was possible to add smart features to simple quartz watches. He saw an opportunity to develop exciting connected watches with extensive information and graphics displayed on smartphones since 2010 and eventually launched the first Frederique Constant Horological smartwatch in 2015 becoming one of the bestselling watches within the collection. Innovation being one of the Group’s core values it was logical that a significant part of the...

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Baselworld 2019 Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture (Live Pics)

Frederique Constant is a relatively young watch brand of 31 years but has just added a 28th in-house movement to its range with the new Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture and its FC-723 Manufacture automatic calibre. Prior movements include advanced complications such as tourbillon, perpetual calendar, chronograph and worldtimer. We now have the addition of a power reserve indicator combined to a pointer date, with a new accessible in-house powered piece. Four models are available within the new line and include central hours and minutes, a date...

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Baselworld 2019: Alpina Introduces A New Quartz Range to its Alpiner Collection

Sports watch inventors Alpina has introduced a new quartz model taking inspiration from an automatic 1950’s model and bringing it right up to date within the contemporary Alpiner line. The new watch features the clean lines, essential dial design, and the intrinsic quality, reliability and finishes that distinguish the Swiss Manufacture. Following on from the success of its first sports watch called the “Block Uhr” in 1933, featuring a rigid and reliable steel case and a patented new type of crown, Alpina launched the concept...

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Baselworld 2017 – Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture (Their First In-House Chrono Explained With Exclusive Video)

Believe us or not, but this watch is a massive development for Frederique Constant. Indeed, creating a chronograph movement is far from being a simple move. It is even one of the most feared development for a watchmaker, as the chronograph can be seen as one of the most complex types of complication, even if it’s a widely used one. Today, as Baselworld 2017 opens its doors, we take a close look at the new Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture, the...

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Introducing The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture, A Mechanical Take On The Smartwatch

Quick Take The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture is a totally new kind of smartwatch that combines a true mechanical movement with an full featured fitness tracker and connected watch in one cohesive package. The 42mm case contains a dial that looks very traditional at first glance and uses all analog displays for the standard timekeeping functions and the digital smart features. The movement is, quite literally, an automatic mechanical movement with a digital, battery-powered module integrated into it. The mechanical functions...

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