Favre-Leuba Chronometer 36000 - Ref. 36503

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Brand: Favre-Leuba
Model:
 Chronometer 36000 
Ref.: 36503
Issued: Ca. 1970
Case: Stainless steel with screw back
Crystal: Acrylic
Bracelet: NSA 3-row with F-L logo on clasp
Movement: FL 1162, 21 jewels, gilt, with precision regulator and chronometer number

Description: This is a rare F-L chronometer-certified wristwatch with hi-beat movement running at 36,000 vibrations per hour (ticking at 1/10th second).

The present example has a steel case with signed screw back (marked with reference number). The original bracelet by Novavit (NSA) has a signed clasp (F-L hourglass logo) and fitted end-pieces. At the time of writing (Aug 2020), the watch has just received complete movement service and the finish of the case has been restored nearly to like-new condition.

The original Favre-Leuba display box, equally rare (if not more so), is present with this watch. Made by Cartolux S.A., this is a multi-piece sliding box that has lots of FL imagery and can be propped up to display the watch or closed to lay flat. It includes the tagline “ça c’est Favre-Leuba”.

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Period catalogue images provided by Favre-Leuba Watch Co., and rado_jp:

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This watch is available for purchase, with all pictured accessories, for $1500 US.
Please use the e-mail link below for enquiries. 



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