Collection | Design DNA

Inspiration

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Collection | Design DNA

Inspiration

Bivouac. Deep Blue. Bathy. Sea Sky. Renowned names. Watches by Favre-Leuba that have made their way into the history of time measurement, because their functionality was innovative and ingenious, because they explored technical limits and broke new ground, and because their aesthetic was bold, distinctive and unique.

These legends inspired Favre-Leuba while designing the new collection. Typical design elements, shapes and colors were taken back up and skillfully translated into today’s tastes. The result: watches with a strong and always unmistakable look. Watches that express their character as highly functional instruments – entirely in the tradition of Favre-Leuba.


Design DNA | Inspiration

Bivouac

The Bivouac, presented in 1962, was the world’s first mechanical wristwatch with aneroid barometer for altimetry and air pressure measurement.

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DEEP BLUE

1963, three years after the presentation of the first divers’ watch from the in-house atelier, Favre-Leuba launched the Deep Blue, waterproof up to 200 m.

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Sea Sky

With its distinctive pillow-shaped case design, the Sea Sky celebrated perfectly the transition into the 1970s.

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Bathy

In 1968, Favre-Leuba introduced the Bathy, which – for the first time in watchmaking history – not only displayed dive time, but also the current diving depth.


Design DNA | Design Language

Tetradecagon

The inner bezel isn’t just round. Instead, it’s a finely wrought tetradecagon. It might be a small detail, but it contributes a lot to the technical character of the Favre-Leuba watches.

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Case design

Whether round or in an unmistakable pillow shape – the cases are characterized by clean lines. Like their famous role models from the 1960s and 1970s. Not overdesigned, but expressive. A bow is drawn from lug to lug on the side of the case, like a bridge.

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Hands

They are very distinctive. With excellent readability in any situation. Even in the dark. Just what you’d expect from a Favre-Leuba watch.

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Index marks

The index marks also aren’t at all conservative. They set the tone for the dial, which is otherwise minimalist in design. Making a clear statement. They are generously sized. Rectangular. Elaborately appliquéd. Simultaneously a distinguishing feature and a functional element. 

Collection

Raider & Chief

  • Bivouac 9000
    Raider
    Bivouac 9000
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  • Deep Blue
    Raider
    Deep Blue
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  • Harpoon
    Raider
    Harpoon
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  • Sea Sky
    Raider
    Sea Sky
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  • Sea Bird
    Raider
    Sea Bird
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  • Sky Chief Date
    Chief
    Sky Chief Date
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  • Sky Chief Chronograph
    Chief
    Sky Chief Chronograph
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