History In 1737, Abraham Favre started one of the earliest watch

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History In 1737, Abraham Favre started one of the earliest watch
History
In 1737, Abraham Favre started one of the earliest watchmaking businesses in a small Swiss village called Le
Locle in Neuchâtel. His son went a step further by
going into partnership with the watch-dealer, Auguste
Leuba in 1814 and hence derived the brand name of
Favre Leuba. Since then the company is remained and
managed in the hands of family for eight generations.
Until 1969, the quartz revolution came along, bringing
many changes for the watchmaking industry. FavreLeuba, one of the largest companies of its time, passed
through different hands such as Benedom SA and LVMH
before finally regaining its independence in 2003.
The company
Under the leadership of Henry A. Favre during the years
following the Second World War, the company continued
efforts to improve the technology of the watch movements,
focusing on improving their properties at different
temperature. This research indeed resulted in more
accurate and reliable movements, most of which are still
running well today – some 50 years later. The FL 251
movement designed in 1962 is a good example of these
exceptional masterpieces : it is an extra-thin twin-barrel
movement with a centre second hand and 50 hours of
power reserve. It was a good 30 years ahead of its time.
1962 was also important to Favre-Leuba as the year
when the “Bivouac” was launched, the first wristwatch
with an altimeter / barometer function. It was a runaway
success and became a must for the major expeditions
of the time. Paul-Emile Victor used it in Antarctica,
Vaucher and Bonatti for conquering the north face of the
Grandes Jorasses in the Alps. Many others followed in
their footsteps.
Bathy – 1966 depth gauge function
1964 saw the launch of one of the earliest diving
timepieces, the “Deep Blue”, which was waterproof to 200m.
In 1966 came the legendary “Bathy”, a unique mechanical
instrument giving divers not only a precise indication
of their time under water, but also a direct and accurate
reading of their actual depth.
The Duomatic in 1968 followed by the Sea Raider
in 1970 introduced a true technological breakthrough :
their first high-frequency movement of 36,000 alternances
per hour giving the watch unparalleled accuracy.
Bivouac – 1962 altimeter / barometer function
The Mercury collection
Mercury, the name given to the new Favre-Leuba
collection, is inspired by two unique events – the birth
of the Favre Manufacture in Le Locle in 1737 and the
eclipse of the planet Mercury by Venus in the same
year. This event of rare celestial splendour was a fitting
celebration for the launch of brand destined to prosper
and flourish over more than 300 years.
Unique features :
Innovative Bidirectional Crown Locking System (B/CLS)
developed by Favre-Leuba.
worldwide-exclusive “Embedded Running Indicator” (ERI)
Technical data
FL 301 Chronograph
Technical data
FL 302 Big Date
Technical data
FL 303 Power Reserve
MOVEMENT
Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)
Caliber FL 301
Selfwinding mechanical
297 individual components
Height : 6.90 mm / Diameter : 30.00 mm
28,800 alternances per hour
Maximum power reserve : 44 hours
55 jewels
MOVEMENT
Caliber FL 302
Selfwinding mechanical
175 individual components
Height : 5.20 mm / Diameter : 30.00 mm
28,800 alternances per hour
Maximum power reserve : 44 hours
26 jewels
MOVEMENT
Caliber FL 303
Selfwinding mechanical
136 individual components
Height : 5.20 mm / Diameter : 26.20 mm
28,800 alternances per hour
Maximum power reserve : 44 hours
22 jewels
FUNCTIONS
Hour, minute & small second
Big date
Embedded Running Indicator (ERI)
FUNCTIONS
Hour & minute
Date
Double power reserve indication (Hand + Disc)
CASE
41 individual components
18K Rose Gold or 316L Steel
Height : 11.35 mm / Diameter : 41.00 mm
Cambered sapphire glass with multilayer anti-reflex coating
Patented Bidirectional / Crown Locking System (B / CLS)
Screwed in caseback and bezel
Water resistance : 100 meters
CASE
42 individual components
316L Steel
Height : 11.35 mm / Diameter : 41.00 mm
Cambered sapphire glass with multilayer anti-reflex coating
Patented Bidirectional / Crown Locking System (B / CLS)
Screwed in caseback and bezel
Water resistance : 100 meters
STRAP
Genuine alligator
STRAP
Genuine alligator
CLASP
18K Rose Gold or 316L Steel
Exclusive folding system with twin safety locks
CLASP
316L Steel
Exclusive folding system with twin safety locks
HANDS
All manufactured in 18K Gold
Superluminova C1
HANDS
All manufactured in 18K Gold
Superluminova C1
DIAL
Diameter : 32.50 mm
18K Gold applied Indexes
Superluminova C1
Multilayer construction
Galvanic surface treatment
Guilloché on Gold Collection
DIAL
Diameter : 32.50 mm
18K Gold applied Indexes
Superluminova C1
Multilayer construction
Galvanic surface treatment
FUNCTIONS
Hour & minute
Date
Chronograph with 45 minutes counter
Embedded Running Indicator (ERI)
CASE
59 individual components
18K Rose Gold or 316L Steel
Height : 13.85 mm / Diameter : 44.00 mm
Cambered sapphire glass with multilayer anti-reflex coating
Patented Bidirectional / Crown Locking System ( B / CLS)
Screwed in caseback and bezel
Water resistance : 100 meters
STRAPS
Genuine alligator
Natural rubber
CLASP
18K Rose Gold or 316L Steel
Exclusive folding system with twin safety locks
HANDS
Manufactured in 18K Gold
Chronograph second´s hand manufacured in Pfinnodal
Superluminova C1
DIAL
Diameter : 35.20 mm
18K Gold applied Indexes
Superluminova C1
Multilayer construction
Galvanic surface treatment
Guilloché on Gold Collection

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