In the past, only a watchmaker could measure the accuracy of a mechanical watch. But the Geneva-based watchmaker Frederique Constant solve that problem with its new device. With Frederique Constant Analytics, in the form of clip and with the SwissConnect Analytics App, you can easely measure the accuracy of your mechanical watches and at low cost.
The hallmark of a great timepiece is accuracy. A measure of accuracy is a measure of value.
Each mechanical timepiece has a tiny Balance Wheel that acts as a pendulum. Every oscillation back and forth should take exactly one second. But if the Balance Wheel mechanism is off by just a matter of a few degrees, the accuracy of the watch will suffer.
To start measuring the heartbeat of the timepiece, the ingenious Analytics Clip must be placed on the watch and the user must launch the SwissConnect Analytics App, available for iOS and Android.
Within seconds, Frederique Constant Analytics measures the accuracy of the watch. It measures the precision of mechanical watches, with an accuracy of at least ±0.2s/day. You can also analyse the performance of your watch over a longer period of time, i.e. 12 hours.
An oscilloscope shows the audio waveform in real time on your phone screen and the final result is then plotted on a chart, which can be saved for later reference (this data is also automatically backed up to the SwissConnect cloud so that it’s easy to transfer if you change phones.)
Frederique Constant Analytics is priced at €99.00 (US$105.00)