Watch aficionados and collectors have been recently offered a remarkable opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking Quantieme a Grand Affichage Rotatif watch, a first model, issued by the A. Favre & fils brand.
This company, however, is not a newcomer to the watchmaking industry. Laurent Favre represents the 10th generation of the Favre watchmakers, who can trace his horological heritage all the way back to 1718 due to an official document discovered in the Neuchatel State Archives. In spite of the centuries old traditions and expertise left by his predecessors, Laurent Favre wisely chose to learn the industry by himself before relaunching the brand.
The first brainchild of A. Favre & fils focuses on the essential. The Quantieme a Grand Affichage Rotatif watch reflects the passion of the brand’s specialists to bring an asserted modernity to their secular art. The watch has been created utilizing the principles of the sacred antique geometry: those of the Golden Ratio (ϕ) and the Golden Number (7). Since the antiquity, the principle of Golden Ration, the inheritance of the Pythagorean School, has been widely used by thinkers, artists and architects in search for harmony. That of Golden Number, meanwhile, symbolizes the law of evolution, the union of men and divinity.
This fascinating timekeeping companion is offered with a case, featuring the dimensions of 41 mm x 10.15 mm. Crafted from 18k white gold or Palladium 150, it successfully unites conventional and modern elements. Distinguished by angular shapes, it eloquently demonstrates its modern and aggressive character. The case acquires an exclusive finish due to the lugs mechanically fitted in its middle-part. The water-resistance of the case construction is ensured to 30 meters.
The A. Favre & fils watch is animated by the manufactory-made movement - calibre DB 1334/1 Henry, which pays homage to Henry A. Favre, the 8th generation of the Favre watchmakers. Respecting the codes of traditional watchmaking, this mechanism benefits from the cutting-edge technology and materials in terms of finishing and decoration. The movement incorporates bridges, presented in the shape of rounded "apple" heads, the double click winding mechanism with wolf teeth ratchet-wheel, screwed-in jewel settings, end-stone plates, "swan neck" index-adjuster and a fixed balance-spring stud.
Characterized by remarkable accuracy and reliability, this mechanism runs at the rate of 28,800 variations per hour and boasts a respectable 84-hour autonomy. The power reserve display is viewable through the sapphire case-back.
This caliber servers to animate the functions of indicating hours, minutes, central seconds as well as that of a big date. The latter represents an undeniable highlight of this model’s appealing dial. This patented complication, composed of just two moving parts, is also an exclusive creation of the house.
Creating an illusion of obvious simplicity, the novel A. Favre & fils Quantieme a Grand Affichage Rotatif watch will truly delight watch enthusiasts by its hidden watchmaking complications.