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Favre-Leuba - Unique Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac up for auction

Favre-Leuba Unique Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac up for auction

At the Antiquorum sale in Geneva on 12th May, Favre-Leuba is offering the Raider Bivouac watch that its ambassador Adrian Ballinger wore at the summit of Everest last year.

On the date of the auction it will be almost a year since the Favre-Leuba Raider Bivouac 9000 recorded the altitude mechanically when Adrian Ballinger reached the summit of Everest in just nine days, compared with the 65 days that most expeditions take. How did he manage this? It was thanks to a "rapid ascent system" that this experienced American mountaineer has devised, which involves extensive low-intensity endurance training and eight weeks of acclimatisation in hypoxic tents before leaving for the Himalayas.

Favre-Leuba is offering the very watch that he wore for this significant achievement, the Raider Bivouac 9000, at the upcoming Antiquorum auction in Geneva on 12th May. This large 48mm timepiece in titanium has the date and the altitude of the summit (8848 metres) engraved on the case back and is powered by the manually wound FL311 movement that has a unique mechanical mechanism for calculating and displaying altitudes up to 9,000 metres on the watch dial. 

All proceeds from the sale of the watch will be donated to the Khumbu Climbing Centre (KCC), whose activities focus on training the Sherpa and mountain guide community in Nepal. In particular, the KCC teaches mountain safety and rescue, wilderness first aid, technical climbing knowledge and English communication. The KCC's efforts make a direct contribution to improving the safety and wellbeing for all climbers in the region and Favre-Leuba's support will help a region that is close to the brand's heart. 

Raider Bivouac 9000

Raider Bivouac 9000 © Favre-Leuba

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