Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon: Learn before you dive

Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon

Before you dive into the water wearing the new Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon you first have to relearn how to read time. It might be smart, intuitive, innovative and all that but please first get your basics down before you dive into the deep blue.

The Faver-Leuba maison with its 279 years of history, has completely rethought how to display elapsed time when diving. The Favre Leuba Raider Harpoon diver’s watch makes this vital information clearer and easier to read than ever once you get the principle.

Extremely visible hand

Here we go: Minutes are shown by an extremely visible hand that points to large, luminescent markers on the dial. A unidirectional bezel indicates remaining dive time. Hours are displayed on a rotating disc with Roman numerals that is driven by an ingenious patented mechanism. The speed at which this luminescent indicator rotates is calculated so that it returns to its starting point after exactly 12 hours. Just focus on the hand, which also points to the hour thanks to the rotating disc that moves with it.


Movement: Automatic. • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. • Case: Steel or gunmetal PVD-treated steel, 46 mm. Unidirectional rotating bezel in anodised aluminium. Helium valve. Sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 500 metres (50 bar / 1650 ft). • Dial: Blue or black. Hour-markers with white Superluminova (blue glow). Patented hour display on a luminescent disc rotating around the perimeter of the dial. Seconds disc and movement operating indicator in the centre. • Bracelet/strap: Steel with extension system for diving and steel folding clasp, or rubber with buckle.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.