Photo by the authorBrand: Favre-Leuba
Model: 36000 Chronometer
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

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 S.A. has a signed clasp (F-L hourglass logo) and fitted end-pieces. At present, the watch is in need of a balance staff, but is otherwise intact and complete.

An equally rare (if not more so) Favre-Leuba display box 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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