The history of the brand can be traced back to 1737 in Le Locle; a tiny village located in the Jura mountains. Abraham Favre with his family’s help established, what later became, one of the world’s largest Swiss watchmaking companies. His initial creations successfully enticed wealthy nobles; this soon led to the spreading of his popularity beyond the borders of his homeland. Originality, creativity, and bold designing passed on from one generation to the other, persist in enlivening the Maison Favre-Leuba.
In 1814, the founder’s great-grandson, Henri-Auguste, decided to collaborate with Auguste Leuba, a watchmaker from Buttes, Val-de-Travers; their combined efforts resulting in the formation of the brand Favre-Leuba. Eventually, they succeeded in gaining a strong foothold within the industry of Swiss watches. The 19th and the start of the 20th century saw the house successfully opening several boutiques across the world.
This was mainly due to the company acquiring massive recognition when, in the early 20th century, wristwatch production exceeded that of pocket watches. This occurred after the brand introduced its first monopusher chronograph. With the advent of the second world war, Dr. Henry A. Favre, the brand’s seventh-generation owner, took control of the family business.
He transformed the family’s small workshop into a full-scale manufacturing unit; employing a staff of over 300 workers. Dr. Henry A. Favre went on to establish branches in London, Yangon, Hamburg, Singapore, Karachi, and New York City. In 2011, the multinational Tata Group of India purchased Favre-Leuba.
Since its founding, the brand has acquired significant progress, both in creative as well as technical terms. Favre-Leuba is considered to be amongst the innovators of fine watchmaking in the world. Today, Favre-Leuba is still Favre-Leuba, recognized by horological enthusiasts and its esteemed place in the watch industry.
Undoubtedly, the Favre-Leuba watches, such as Raider Harpoon of 2016 as well as the Water Deep and Bivouac of the 1960s profess features of high accuracy, reliability, and unmatched functionality. These luxury watches were worn by renowned sailors like Michael Vaucher, Paul-Emile Victor, Walter Bonatti, and others. The timepieces proved to be highly efficient in harsh climatic conditions of freezing cold or burning heat.
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