The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture is an unusual watch, which is saying quite a lot in today’s market. It is a mixture of a classical automatic movement and a smartwatch module, a hybrid…like the name says. We reviewed it from last year, and remain impressed. This year, new dials.
The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture
As a reminder, the Hybrid manufacture watch offers 3 main functions:
– A Swiss made manufacture automatic movement with hours, minutes, date and 38-hour power reserve
– A connected module allowing different activities such as activity tracking, defining your objective like number of steps per day, quality and quantity of sleep, dynamic coaching (getting suggestions, tips and information tailored to your personal activities and goals) and a worldtimer (second time zone or local time in a 24h format).
– A calibre analytics functionality that measures rate, amplitude and beat error of the manufacture automatic movement. All the results are communicated to the Hybrid App via Bluetooth and can be seen in the form of graphics over time.
New dial versions
The Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture comes with two new models and two dials versions. A silvered dial for the polished stainless steel and a navy blue dial in the steel rose gold-plated watch.
The Hybrid family is fitted with the FC-750V4H6 automatic Manufacture Hybrid caliber and a 38-hour power reserve plus a 7+ day battery life for the connected module that can be linked to its Hybrid’s companion application available both on Google Play and Apple Store. All collected data is saved each time one opens the app thanks to a dedicated Cloud hosted securely on a Swiss protected server.
The movement is finely enhanced with Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations and the dial boasts hours, minutes, seconds, as well as a date and connected counter in a 42 mm unique case size.
The Hybrid Manufacture is delivered into a luxurious wooden winder box offering a removable charger for the electronic Smartwatch functionality and a winder rotating box that charges the barrel in the mechanical caliber.
The removable charger can be taken out for traveling. By a simple USB cable, the Hybrid Manufacture watch can be charged anywhere out of its wooden winder box.
Suggested price: starting at $3,695.