What is a NFC?

NFC, or Near Field Communication, is a technology allowing to exchange information between a reader and a compatible mobile terminal. It is the technology you use with your credit card for contactless payment, or your transport card. The advantage of this technology is that in principle, no application is required. You just have to bring the two supports closer, less than 1 cm.

Is it already used?

Yes, mainly with our bank cards and the contactless payment function. Today, most of the recent phones, your credit cards and your earphones are NFC compatible.

How does it work?

NFC works thanks to a chip that allows the exchange of information between two equipped devices. It can be between 2 phones, between a phone and a payment terminal or a speaker. This technology is used in particular by the manufacturers of contactless bank cards. If your card is compatible, a small logo close to the Wi-Fi one is present on it.

What information are available?

The access is very wide, the NFC will redirect the user to a link set by the brand. This link can redirect to any type of page (existing or specially created by the brand: forms, videos, etc.).

Is it safe?

In the case of passive NFC, as is the case here, the chip has no access to the data stored in the phone. Moreover, the technology only works over very small distances (there must be less than 1cm between the phone and the watch), which considerably reduces the risks.

Which cell phones are NFC-enabled?

Most recent Android and IOS smartphones are equipped with an NFC chip. Please make sure that the NFC technology is activated on your device. 

Is this technology new in watchmaking?

While NFC technology is not new in a watch (contactless payment watch), it takes on a whole new dimension here thanks to the innovations developed. Our Chapter 3 are equipped with the NCF technology in the leather straps: one NCF chip in the upper strap and the other in the lower strap.  

What are the advantages?

You can have a mechanical Swiss Made watch with a digital twist: a watchmaking exclusivity signed BA111OD. 

Does the chips in the straps distort the aesthetics of the timepiece?

No, you won’t even notice it.

Which links are set up on my straps when I purchase a Chapter 3 watch ?

When you buy a Chapter 3 model, we program it with both links landing on our website. If you are part of the Afluendor community, we set up the upper link already with your own boutique.

How do I modify my 2 NFC links ?

The following links options are available to you : 

Upper strap : 

- Personal Afluendor shop - Community App

- BA111OD website

- Virtual business card provided by BA111OD

- Other link

Lower strap : 

- Personal Afluendor shop - Community App

- BA111OD website

If you would like to change your links, please fill in the following
>> form <<

How do I disable NFC?

If we do not set it up in the first place, it will not be active. Otherwise, just send us an email to the following address:

Can we track the timepiece or have information collected without your consent?

No, this is impossible. On the same principle as the bank card is only active during contactless payment, the application on the phone is only activated when it is less than 1cm from the strap for a few seconds. And in this case, the chip does not have access to the data stored in the phone.

As in the case of the bank card, this technology is non-invasive, the module in the straps being totally passive. This means that it is awakened by the occasional reading, on a low frequency of 13.56Mhz. It can even be totally deactivated.