What better time to explore your passion for climbing than now. In a time where, for the good of everyone, we’re expected to distance ourselves from one another, escaping back to nature appears like the best thing to do. Being unable to travel outside the country is the perfect excuse to explore local habitats and the national parks. Today we would like to focus on one of the brand’s most impressive timepieces, the Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac 9000. A watch that pushes us to explore higher and encourages adventure. Whether you’re planning on conquering Everest, you’re training for the future or you’re already an accomplished mountaineer, this watch is a must-have in your collection.
Favre-Leuba is primarily known for their diver’s watches, however, the brand has a long-standing legacy pushing the boundaries of the watchmaking industry since 1737. Favre-Leuba is the second oldest Swiss watch brand. With such a strong heritage in innovation and persevering in the face of competition, the brand has always managed to stay one step ahead. The Raider Bivouac 9000 continues the brand’s heritage of constant innovation. A combination of exquisite craftsmanship, highest quality materials and masterful engineering, this watch effortlessly stands out from the rest of their mountaineering collection.
This watch is engineered to be the ultimate mountaineering instrument. To aid in ascension and help the climber assess the situation and decide on the next step forward the timepiece has a built-in altimeter. The lowering air-pressure is recognised by the watch and signals on the watch’s subdial signalling different a new weather system approaching as well as allowing the wearer to keep track of the altitude. The altitude dial at the 3 o’clock position shows the air pressure in hPa and the altitudes up to 9000 metres. After its launch, the Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac 9000 was praised for being the first watch to display altitudes that high.
Other features on the watch include hours, minutes and small seconds. The dial features a power-reserve indicator, a date aperture and a small second’s subdial. Its red central hand displays altitudes of 3000 metres per full rotation. The watch has a hand-wound movement FL311 movement, a 65-hour power-reserve with exclusively designed mechanisms for the altimeter and the power-indicator indicator.
The watch is built with robust and lightweight materials to ensure comfortable and long-lasting wear. The characteristic for Favre-Leuba pillow-shaped case is made of titanium. It has a bidirectional bezel with an anodized aluminium insert. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides protects the dial. The watch’s large crown is screw-in to protect the mechanism. Luminescent pencil-shaped hands and thick rectangular indices contrast the dial. Created in two variations, the watch comes with either a grey antelope leather strap and a stone grey dial or a grey antelope leather strap and a black dial.
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