In 2017, Favre-Leuba celebrates its 280th anniversary with a groundbreaking watch that is sure to turn heads in the world of horology, a watch that sets new standards and achieves something previously thought impossible by pushing the boundaries further than ever before. The Bivouac 9000 is the first mechanical wristwatch capable of measuring altitudes of up to an incredible 9,000 meters above sea level – an impressive demonstration of Favre-Leuba’s ingenuity and its steadfast refusal to rest on its laurels.
The design team drew their inspiration for this groundbreaking creation, released to celebrate the brand’s 280th anniversary, from the company’s own history: in 1962, Favre-Leuba launched the world’s first mechanical wristwatch capable of measuring air pressure and altitudes of up to 3,000 meters above sea level. The outstanding reliability and precision of this watch, as well as the fact that it was extremely easy to use and read, quickly made it a permanent feature on the wrists of mountain climbers, pilots, explorers, and every pioneer who achieved great things thanks to their courage and persistence.
There is no point on earth at which the altitude is too high to be accurately displayed by the Bivouac 9000. No climb is too steep for this watch, no challenge too great. It is a reliable partner in any situation, and one that you certainly would not want to be without.
Technical Details for the Raider Bivouac 9000
Movement: Hand-wound; specially designed mechanisms for altimeter and power-reserve indicator; power reserve of 65 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, central hand to display altitudes of 3,000 m per full rotation, subdial for displaying altitudes of up to 9,000 m and air pressure in hPa, power-reserve indicator, date display
Case: Titanium; bidirectional rotating bezel with anodized aluminum insert; screw-in crown; sapphire crystal with antireflection coating on both sides; screwed and aligned case back; diameter 48 mm, height 18.7 mm, water-resistant up to 3 bar/30 m
Dial: Stone-gray; applied indexes; luminous indexes and hour and minute hands, red hand for altimeter
Strap: Leather with pin buckle
Availabilty: Its available at all stores of Ethos Watch Boutiques and www.ethoswatches.com