Frederique Constant and Alpina Expand Their Horological Smartwatch Platform with the Notify and Seastrong Diver Series
Despite the fact that Baselworld is under two months away, brands are as of now anxiously disclosing a portion of their deliveries for 2017. Half a month back, we presented to you the energizing news from group Hamilton when they uncovered the Intramatic 68 , a vintage-roused chronograph pulling from the famous ’60s-period Chrono-matic and Chronograph B watches. Recently, we had the delight of seeing some more oddities, this time from Alpina and Frederique Constant—two marks notable to wornandwound readers.
For this year, the two sister-firms are multiplying down on their Horological Smartwatch lines utilizing innovation initially divulged back in 2015 and created as a team with MMT. (For a full once-over of the usefulness of this innovation and our general considerations, click here .) to put it plainly, MMT’s stage combines the most awesome aspect two universes. It takes the usefulness offered by most associated movement trackers, and it (nearly) flawlessly coordinates that usefulness into the set up feel of a brand.
Frederique Constant Notify Horological Smartwatch
First up is the as of late delivered Notify Horological Smartwatch from Frederique Constant. This most recent execution flaunts a striking update, one that smoothes out the look and usefulness of its archetype and spots it solidly in a watch that you can wear every day. Gone is the sub-dial progress tracker of the more established models, supplanted by a scale in the dial. The information can be gotten to by means of a tick of the crown. The hour hand lines up with the action markers on the dial (flagged by means of four emoticons situated along its border) and the moment hand moves along the scale to demonstrate your progress.
I truly like what Frederique Constant accomplished with this overhaul, which is, as I would like to think, quickly appealing and a critical improvement over the firm’s first year recruit exertion. The Notify has a feeling of refinement and it should make for an exceptionally engaging choice for those looking for a day by day wear watch with some additional functionality.
The Frederique Constant Notify Horological Smartwatch highlights a MMT-282 development with a four or more year battery life. It comes on a calfskin rally tie with elastic sponsorship. The arrangement is valued at $795 in hardened steel, $995 in plated rose gold. Frederique Constant Notify Horological Smartwatch
Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch
Next is the new Seastrong Horological Smartwatch. This is the first run through we’ve seen Alpina utilize the Horological Smartwatch Platform in this scope of watches. The blocky 44mm case is made of dark fiberglass sap finished off with a 60-minute unidirectional steel bezel. In that capacity, it is staggeringly light in the hand (or rather, on the wrist). The watch is evaluated to 100m/330ft, satisfying its name. The new Seastrong Horological Smartwatch assortment is comprised of four models—all including a dark dial with your decision of a dark, blue, green or orange bezel.
Overall, I truly like what Alpina is doing here. In every practical sense, the Seastrong Horological Smartwatch is a traditionally styled jumper with an additional heap of usefulness pressed into a lightweight case—all things that should engage watch sweethearts with dynamic ways of life. At the end of the day, what we have here is an unmistakable illustration of structure following capacity.
The Seastrong Horological Smartwatch comes with a similar MMT-282 development with a four or more year battery life. Each watch is matched with an elastic tie. The line is forcefully valued at $595. Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch