Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch FC-285V5B4

Alpina and Frédérique Constant unveil the Swiss Horological smartwatch

by Guillaume V - 02/03/2015

A few days before SIHH took place in Geneva (Switzerland) in January, Montblanc made a sensation by presenting E-Strap - a connected strap. It appears as a credible solution to compete against smartwatches, and most notably the Apple Watch.

Today, Alpina and Frédérique Constant are also presenting their solution with the Horological Smartwatch. Its principle is simple: it comprises a multicaptor module (MMT, patented by the company Fullpower) able to measure activity and sleep data integrated into a quartz watch seemingly traditional. Data can be directly read on the auxiliary dial of the watch, at 6 o’clock, but it can also be sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth so that it can be fed into the appropriate application. A significant advantage is that, with each connection, date and time are adjusted, including when changing time zone.

Modern and classical at the same time, the Horological Smartwatch is the first “traditional” Swiss connected watch. Additional models will be added to this new segment: Frédérique Constant and Alpina revealed that 10 men and women models will be launched in 2015.

Alpina Horological Smartwatch (AL-285BTD3C6B)

Features :

  • Ref. AL-285BTD3C6B
  • 39 mm diameter steel round case
  • Cambered sapphire glass
  • Black dial with triangle guilloché and 11-diamond indexes
  • Water-resistance: 100 m
  • Hours, minutes, date/time automatic adjustment, activity and sleep tracker (alarm for sleep cycles, activity alerts, smart coaching, data backup, adjustable functions through the crown)
  • FC-285 quartz caliber (2 years of autonomy)
  • Steel bracelet, folding buckle
  • Recommended retail price for France* = not disclosed, release planned before summer

Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch

Features :

  • Ref. FC-285V5B4
  • 42 mm diameter pink gold-plated round case
  • Cambered sapphire glass
  • Silvery dial, applied indexes
  • Water-resistance: 50 m
  • Hours, minutes, date/time automatic adjustment, activity and sleep tracker (alarm for sleep cycles, activity alerts, smart coaching, data backup, adjustable functions through the crown)
  • FC-285 quartz caliber (2 years of autonomy)
  • Brown leather strap, folding buckle
  • Recommended retail price for France* = not disclosed, release planned before summer