Dive Back To The Future With The Raider Deep Blue

Dive Back To The Future With The Raider Deep Blue

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Jon Quinn
Jon Quinn

The Deep Blue, a member of the brand’s award-winning Raider family, merges exceptional engineering achievements with Favre-Leuba’s iconic retro-futuristic design.....

Hailed as one of the most comfortable on the market, the timepiece’s performance capabilities and precision ensures the Deep Blue is the partner of choice for those looking for a high-performing dive watch without compromising on style and comfort. Paying homage to the design lines of its predecessor - the original Deep Blue launched in 1964 - the contemporary Raider Deep Blue is an iconic timepiece of its own standing.

Favre-Leuba Deep Blue

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When conquering new frontiers, world record-breaking free diver, Sayuri Kinoshita relies on her Deep Blue to perform flawlessly and stylishly at all depths. ”It’s beautiful. It’s tough,” she notes. ”I’ve been diving with my Deep Blue all around the world. It’s my partner of choice.”

Available in both a 41 or 44mm size and water-resistant up to 30 bar/300m, the Deep Blue’s face features a stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel with a bi-color, anodized aluminum insert that has a 20-minute dive sector scale marking in orange/black or blue/black. The blue or black face of the watch features luminescent faceted square hour markers and an hour hand and minute hand providing a clearly visible indicator of time for underwater and land-borne explorers. The practical, yet stylish design of the Deep Blue is enhanced by the watch’s lug drop design which ensures it fits snugly and comfortably both on the skin and on a wet-suit, making it the watch of choice for explorers and adventurers both above and below the deep blue.

Ricardo Feller, Youngest GT Masters Champion Race Driver said “The design is classy but still sporty. I wear my Deep Blue at work, school, in the garage, on racetracks, dinner, galas and so on... the design and the colours match everything. Its unique design is rare. It truly has something special.”

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The various design options allow the choice between a stainless steel case, or the PVD plated option, which can be availed in the Oceanic Blue or Midnight Black dial colors. Both these watch cases can be combined with three variations of strap, a matt sandblasted stainless-steel case, a comfortable rubber strap, as well as a soft calf leather strap. The sporty stainless-steel metal bracelet also features a safety folding clasp with diving extension system. Powered by an automatic movement - the Raider Deep Blue fuses the historic accomplishments of the Favre-Leuba brand, with its focus on consistent innovation, ensuring the 283-year-old brand continues to push forward its legacy of distinguished instrument/tool watches timepieces crafted with unparalleled engineering capabilities.

Raider Deep Blue Technical Details

MOVEMENT: Automatic Sellita SW200 or ETA 2824
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, date display
CASE: Stainless steel 41 or 44mm diameter, screwed and aligned case back, water-resistant up to 30 bar/300 m
CRYSTAL: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
DIAL: Midnight Black, Oceanic Blue
BRACELET: Option of Calf Leather Strap, Rubber strap, or Stainless-Steel Metal Bracelet folding clasp with safety bracket and diving extension system

Favre-Leuba is the second oldest active Swiss watch brand, with a rich heritage in watch engineering and designing spanning over 283 years. Led by eight generations of the Favre family until the 19805, Favre-Leuba was acquired by the Tata Group on November 16th, 2011. With the global scope of the Tata Group behind it, Favre-Leuba is now transitioning a legendary brand into the contemporary while continuing to cherish that which its forefathers breathed life into, the art of watchmaking. Not many can claim the power of history and own a piece of it.

Today Favre-Leuba is creating historic legends to be cherished for those that believe that being exemplary is just the start of their own legend.

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