Smartwatch Gents Vitality - the Rebirth of a Future Classic
Barely a year since the 4th generation of Frederique Constant connected watches launched, the Smartwatch Vitality collection is expending to include several new versions for men. Four variations with real personality demonstrate the impressive versatility of the original design.
In June 2020, Frederique Constant continued to move forward with its connected watches – a development that the watchmaker began back in 2015, by becoming the first Geneva-based manufacturer of mechanical watches to embrace Swiss Made smartwatches. This sustained commitment has seen the number of offerings multiply (Horological Smartwatch “Classics”, “Notify”, Classic Hybrid Manufacture), still based on connected modules designed and assembled in Switzerland.
The fourth generation Smartwatch Vitality builds on these developments. On top of their demonstrable technological know-how, these iconic models from the Maison have a new look, facilitated by a very special dial. Tap on the crown to reveal a digital display at the bottom, providing access to a wealth of information, as predefined in the Frederique Constant Smartwatch app.
The four new men’s models measure 42 mm in diameter, just like the piece to which this design owes its original success. The first two are as bold as they are modern. Both are one colour only, either all black or all grey. Timepieces rooted in the 21st century, their steel cases have been coated with a PVD titanium treatment.
The first fully black design has a very stealthy, powerful, uncompromising look, bolstered by a matching black strap, complete with pin buckle in the same tone. This thoroughly modern piece reveals the details of the digital screen on demand, the contrast between the white on black making it easy to read.
The second monochrome model does the same in grey. Understated and elegant, not to mention highly contemporary, this version is more sensitive to the light than its alter ego in black. It reveals more reflections, shadows and contrasts. At the end of a sunbeam, every applique hour marker stands out from the dial and the polished hands appear to hover over the sunray-brushed dial, thanks to a subtle interplay of colour.