Geneva-based Swiss watch maker Frederique Constant have won the 2015 Bucherer Watch Award for their Horological Smartwatch.
The contenders for the Award were exhibited in the Bucherer Paris boutique where the achievements of the world’s most outstanding watch manufacturers are recognized annually. A collection of 32 timepieces were on display for enthusiasts and industry experts to enjoy and distinguish as the overall winner of the competition.
The Frederique Constant Horological smartwatch is a combination of classic aesthetics, precision and the modern features of a connected wearable tech device. The watch is built using MMT-285 quartz calibre movement, and is powered by the MotionX® wearables platform from Silicon Valley’s Fullpower Technologies Inc. The MotionX ecosystem which includes cloud infrastructure, sensor-fusion and smartphone apps is used by some of the most popular Quantified Self wearable tech brands such as Jawbone and Fitbit.
MotionX allows the Frederique Constant smartwatch to keep tabs on your steps taken, calories burned, distance travelled and sleep quality – the essential activity tracking features.
The companion app which features adaptive smart coaching is available for Android and iOS devices.
The Frederique Constant Horological smartwatch has a stainless steel case with a gold-plated option, leather strap and a display protected by Sapphire Crystal which is harder and more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 3, although less flexible.
It is Water-resistant up to a depth of 50 meters and has a replaceable battery that never needs charging (needs to replaced approximately every two years).
The watch isn’t the most gadgety of affairs. It lacks smart notifications, music control, watch face downloads, GPS, heart rate monitor, SIM card and other gizmonic effects. But, if activity tracking mixed with fine craftmanship and precision floats your boat then look no further..