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Know-how of the watch company Favre-Leuba

Favre-Leuba manufactoryThrough hard work and skillful leadership, the company's business of Favre-Leuba was continued and expanded to eight generations of the family Favre. In 1814, the grandson of founder Henry-Auguste took a step in the development of family business, signing a cooperation agreement with Auguste Leuba, a dealer from Buttes watches in Val-de-Travers. In the 19th and early 20th century sentry house Favre-Leuba had branches all over the world with offices in the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, Russia and several European countries. All remained in the family business for more than eight generations, until 1969, when the quartz revolution began, which brought many changes to the watch factory. Favre-Leuba is one of the largest companies of its time, was part of various groups, such as Benedom SA and LVMH, before re-established its independence in 2003. Watch company Favre-Leuba has earned an international reputation for its unique and legendary watches and exclusive design. Among the company's of watches are many historical inventions and discoveries. After the Second World War, the company focused its efforts on improving the properties of the watches under the influence of different temperatures. These experiments actually generated more accurate and reliable design, most of which work perfectly and now, after 50 years. The movement of FL251, which was developed in 1962 - a good example of the unique masterpieces: the ultra-thin dual movement of watches Favre-Leuba, central second hand and power reserve of 50 hours. In the same year, Favre-Leuba launched production of the Bivouac - first men's wristwatch with barometer and altimeter functions. These watches had great success and become an integral part of the major expeditions of the time. Paul-Emile Victor used them during an expedition to Antarctica, and Vaucher and Bonatti - Favre-Leuba watch mechanismduring the conquest of the northern mountains in the Alps Grandes Jorasses. Many people have also followed their example. In 1964 there were published some of the earliest diver chronographs Deep Blue, water resistant is up to 200bar in 1966, went into circulation legendary Bathy - unusual mechanical tool, which allows divers to monitor not only the time spent under water, but also directly to the depth of immersion in real time. In 1970, a model Sea Raider with a major technological breakthrough: it was the first chronograph movement with a high - 36 000 vph, which guaranteed them unprecedented accuracy. The latest collection named in honor of two extraordinary events: the birth of a brand Favre in Le Locle in 1737 and the eclipse of Mercury by Venus in the same year. This rare astronomical event was set to launch the brand, which was destined to flourish and grow more than three hundred years. Series Metsigu watches - the latest in a long line of really exclusive chronographs, indicating an infinite succession of Favre-Leuba, in pursuit of perfection. It includes three unique models: Chrono Mercury Chronograph FL 301, the watch with power reserve indication Mercury Power Reserve FL 302 and the watch with a larger window date Mercury Big Date FL 303. All models are equipped with automatic caliber Mercury Favre-Leuba. Separate versions have the same generic feature - it's perfection in every detail. Each separate instance of the collection of Mercury made by master watchmakers Favre-Leuba entirely by hand. All watches are distinguished by extraordinary design with features characteristic of house Favre-Leuba. Among them - a well-known built-in stroke indicator (Embedded Running Indicator, ERI) and bi-directional system for the protection crown (Bidirectional / Crown Locking System, B / CLS). They are quite unique, as all the automatic movements of Favre-Leuba. Bimetallic ERI counter is connected with a second Favre-Leubahand and looks like an sandglass, a classic symbol of the brand. Hidden behind the dial, this feature shows the duality of the connection of Mercury and Venus in the year of discovery and Favre in the symbolic form displays the inner life of watches. The innovative, patented bidirectional crown protection system has been made in order to prevent any accidental manipulation of the watch and, thus, inadvertently changing the date or time. It involves two keys: the inner, which opens the system clockwise or counterclockwise, and external, which can then be output to set the date or time. The red marker on the bridge between two keys indicates when the system is open. Another new feature allows you to manually start the construction of the independence of the position of B / CLS, and water resistance is guaranteed even with an open crown protection system. Novelty has the exclusive function of the depth gauge, capable to measure the level of immersion to 45 meters. The unique mechanical automatic caliber with power reserve is 44 hours in titanium with a diameter of 46 mm. The rubber strap is dark gray gives watches energetic sporty look. Watch company Favre-Leuba has made many discoveries that are useful to this day.

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Favre- Leuba Mercury Chronograph
Favre- Leuba Mercury Big Date
Bathy V.2.
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