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Frederique Constant and Alpina Announce the Swiss Horological Smartwatch, Powered By MotionX®

Swiss watch brands Frederique Constant and Alpina has announced the launch of their Smartwatch collection created in collaboration between Frederique Constant Group and Fullpower Technologies, Inc.

Powered by MotionX®, the Swiss Horological Smartwatches are capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch is the synthesis of high-tech innovation and traditional Swiss watch craftsmanship; it is the link between modern and classic, and the bridge between Silicon Valley and Switzerland.

There is no digital screen on the Swiss Horological Smartwatch. Instead, the beautiful laser cut hands on the watch dial display information in analog form. The Swiss Horological Smartwatches retain their natural classic beauty and can deliver the benefits of the quantified self, all without ever having to recharge a battery.

The First Swiss Horological Smartwatches will support the following functionality: Always-On Time & Date, Motionx® Activity Tracking, Sleeptracker® Sleep Monitoring, Sleep Cycle Alarms, Get-Active Alerts, Adaptive Coaching, 2+ Years Battery Life, Motionx® Cloud Backup And Restore.

The MotionX® patented sensor-fusion engine tracks activity and sleep patterns with high accuracy. Activity and sleep information is presented in real-time on the Swiss Horological Smartwatch using beautiful traditional analog dials. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch synchronizes automatically with applications on Apple and Android smartphones.

On the iOS and Android apps, simple and easy-to-understand graphics highlight how much one has moved and slept during the day, week, or month. This data will assist users to better understanding themselves, and along with appropriate goal setting and intelligent coaching, will improve their well being. Better sleep and a more active lifestyle are widely recognized as simple, but effective, positive behavioral changes. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch now combines the features and functionality of the MotionX® technology platform with a luxury timepiece.

MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies SÀRL) is a new Swiss joint venture formed by Fullpower Technologies, Inc. of Silicon Valley and the owners of the Frederique Constant group.

Its mission is to bring the MotionX-365® Horological Smartwatch Open Platform to the Swiss watch industry. Fullpower creates and licenses the schematic design, firmware, smartphone applications, and cloud infrastructure to MMT. MMT manages the development and production of Swiss watch movements (also referred to as modules) incorporating Fullpower’s technology, and licenses, and provides support for, the MotionX-365® Horological Smartwatch Platform to the Swiss watch industry. MMT’s headquarters are in Geneva.

MMT’s initial partners are Frederique Constant, the Geneva based luxury watch manufacturer of classical watches; and Alpina, the Swiss sports watch manufacturer founded in 1883. These leading brands will offer 10+ different models in designer collections for both ladies and gentlemen, powered by MMT’s MotionX® technology platform, delivering 24/7 MotionX® activity tracking and sleep monitoring, with over two years battery life, and compatible with Apple and Android smartphones worldwide. Swiss Horological Smartwatch in styles for both ladies and gentlemen will be available in stores worldwide starting in June 2015.

Frederique Constant is a family owned watch manufacturer based in Plan-Les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland.The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 18 different versions since 2004.

Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers.

Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is a fine watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous innovations, patents, and calibers. With the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938, Alpina invented the concept of the sport watch, as we know it today.

Faithful to its long tradition of creating mechanical calibers, Alpina manufactures, in its Geneva manufacturing facility, four movements in-house: the Tourbillon, the World Timer, the Automatic Regulator, and the Small-Date Automatic. Alpina’s mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.

Founded in 2003, FULLPOWER’S world-class team leads the Wearable Revolution. The MotionX® platform includes a suite of tightly coupled and integrated firmware, software, and communication components that are the building blocks for new breakthrough non-invasive, wearable wireless devices with ultra-long battery life.

Fullpower drives wearable solutions for market leaders such as Nike, MMT, Alpina, Frederique Constant, Mondaine, Jawbone, and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 50 issued patents (and another 50+ patents pending) relating to sleep monitoring, activity tracking, bands, pods, smartwatches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion technologies, health, medical applications, wellness, and machine learning.

Technical details

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch, Reference FC-285V5B4

Case
Polished rose gold plated stainless steel 2-parts case, diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Movement
FC-285 quartz caliber, functions adjustable via the crown
2+ years battery life

Functions
Always-on time & date
MotionX® activity tracking
Sleeptracker® sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Adaptive coaching
MotionX® cloud backup and restore
MotionX®, MotionX-365®, and Sleeptracker® are trademarks of Fullpower and are used under license.

Dial
Silver dial with hand-applied indexes
Hand polished rose gold plated steel hands

Bracelet
Brown leather strap with folding buckle

Alpina Horological Smartwatch, Reference AL-285BTD3C6B

Case
Polished and brushed 3-parts stainless stainless steel case
39mm diameter
Dome shaped scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 100m/330ft/10ATM

Movement
AL-285 quartz caliber
All functions adjustable via the crown
2+ years battery life

Functions
Always-on time & date
MotionX® activity tracking
Sleeptracker® sleep monitoring
Sleep cycle alarms
Get-Active alerts
Adaptive coaching
MotionX® cloud backup and restore
MotionX®, MotionX-365®, and Sleeptracker® are trademarks of Fullpower and are used under license.

Dial
Black dial with guilloché triangle pattern and 11 hand-set diamonds
Hand polished hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Brown leather strap with folding buckle

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