Earlier this year we introduced the Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon ( read our article here ) with its peculiar, yet attractive looks. We just needed to get our hands on this eye catching watch, and the mid year gave us the ideal chance to wear it on a plunge. Before long we discovered that we were not by any means the only ones who needed to get active with it…
The initial introduction tying this tough, monstrous jump watch around the wrist is exceptionally wonderful. With its cool plan, intense tones and retro-cutting edge double crown case, the Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon sticks out. Notwithstanding its 46 mm case, it is excessively comfortable (fine for everything except the littlest wrists) on account of the tightened carries that fit snuggly around the wrist. The watch is introduced in steel with a gunmetal finish that adds to its lively and daring look.
One of the primary things to grab your attention is the eccentric time show. There is just a solitary hand which demonstrates both the minutes and hours at the same time, the last of which are appeared on a pivoting circle outlining the dial. This is from the start somewhat perplexing, even while setting the time, yet one becomes acclimated to it rapidly. Favre-Leuba prompts this was intended to improve clarity when plunging, with an emphasis on the most essential hand, the moment hand. The little, focal seconds pointer which permits you to check initially that your watch is as yet running – which is fundamental data for a plunge watch.
This unique system has been planned in-house and it depends on a reliable workhorse, the Sellita SW200. Working at 28’800 vibrations each hour, it has a force save of 38 hours. Reassuringly, albeit not especially shockingly, the movement’s timekeeping was precise all through our fourteen days of wearing it.
The unidirectional pivoting bezel to screen plunging times includes a bicolor anodized aluminum graduation offering striking visual allure. It is not difficult to hold with a tight, exact snap. The two crowns – time setting at 4 o-clock and manual helium alleviation valve at 2 o’clock – are screw down and simple to work. The screw down case back is lined up with the brand logo and markings consistently upstanding as opposed to situated haphazardly. The water-opposition is evaluated at 500M/1’640 feet.
Protected under a twofold AR covered sapphire precious stone, the matt dark is upgraded with square hour records. Like the hands and the hour plate, these component radiant markers permitting unmistakable showing of time even in low light conditions, a critical prerequisite for plunge watches.
The Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon is mounted on an amazing elastic tie with pin clasp. It is marginally flexible which assists with getting it firmly around the wrist. It is additionally accessible on calfskin lash or on a metal arm band with wellbeing collapsing catch with jumping augmentation framework.
If the plan of the Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon is unmistakably motivated from the brand’s rich history, it’s anything but a simple multiplication of past triumphs. This advanced creation is upgraded with contemporary plan and imaginative highlights. Wearing the firearm metal completion form two or three weeks was a delight. It makes a cool, distinctive every day wearer, a commendable companion for submerged experience and an extraordinary discussion starter.
For more data, visit www.favre-leuba.com
Technical particulars – Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon Gun Metal
- Case: 46 mm measurement x 16.5 mm thick – steel case with weapon metal PVD covering – unidirectional pivoting bezel – screw-in crown – sapphire gem with antireflective covering – manual helium discharge valve – screwed and adjusted case back – Water impervious to 50 ATM/500m
- Movement: mechanical development with programmed winding (Sellita SW200 base with Favre-Leuba module) – 38h force hold – 28’800 vibrations/h – 26 gems – Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
- Strap: elastic with pin buckle
- Price: CHF 4’750