Frederique Constant is among the brands who will take part in the biennial Smart Watch charity auction whose upcoming edition is scheduled for the next November. Its contributing unique piece will be a version of its Horological Smartwatch which connects traditional watchmaking with modern technologies. The timekeeper features a classical analog display of its functions and is connected to an iPhone via Bluetooth technology. Its special module that uses modern technology also utilizes an analog indication and it tracks the wearer’s sleep and movement patterns.
The timekeeper by Frederique Constant is one of recent and more and more numerous models which include some sort of features that connect watches to smartphones. Unlike some of the previously seen solutions, this one does not inform the wearer of the incoming calls or emails. Instead, it uses a specially developed module to keep track of his or her sleep and mobility patterns. With the help of an assorted app, the patented module checks if the wearer has reached his or her targeted level of movement during the course of day.
Furthermore, with the use of knowhow of the company which has quite an experience in monitoring sleep patterns, it also shows the appropriate information regarding the level of rest.
The company behind the creation of the modern component of the watch is Sillicon Valley’s Fullpower Technologies. The solution they have come up with is named Motion-365 which was launched after three years of development. It is a quartz powered feature with a longevous battery that lasts for more than two entire years (25 months), as it is the case with common quartz driven watches.
The facts about the sleep and motion patterns is shown on an analog sub-dial which sits at the six o’clock position of the watch’s dial, while the more detailed information can be found on the adjoined app that needs to be installed on a mobile phone device. The technology is compatible with both iPhones and android devices. In this instance, the manufacturer decided to couple it with Apple iPhone 6 which comes with the watch.
Unlike the regular existing series-produced models of the watch, the one-of-a-kind piece that Frederique Constant created for the Only Watch 2015 auction is made with a green dial which includes hand-applied rose-gold indexes and Roman numerals (the common model comes with a black dial). Another idiosyncrasy is its 18 K red gold housing that was selected (which was used instead of the usual stainless steel).
The two part housing has the diameter of 42 mm and the thickness of 13.35 mm. Its front part is guarded with a domed sapphire crystal. While the case back is made of rose gold features a hand engraving with the Only Watch insignia. It and other inscriptions at the back are there because of the fact that the watch is intended for the charity auction whose proceedings will go for the research for the cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The housing of Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch for Only Watch event is water resistant to 50 meters. It features only a crown on its case-band and it serves as a pusher which switches between normal and sleep mode. All of the indications, including hours and minutes (the watch does not include a seconds hand) are set on the assorted device, in this case, the mentioned iPhone 6.
The special unique watch by Frederique Constant is paired with a green alligator strap whose color matches the one of the dial. As for the clasp, its material is the same as the one used for the housing and which is echoed on the numerals and hands of the timekeeper.
Along with the Apple phone, Frederique Constant Horological Smart Watch will be delivered to the highest bidder inside a special wooden box.