LE PHARE | CHRONOGRAPH 1965s
from Le Phare
A very beautiful and sporty chronograph from the Swiss manufacturer LePhare in an exceptional original, 1965s
STORY OF THIS WATCH
# GREAT ORIGINAL DIAL
# BLACK CONTRAST DIAL AND 2 SILVER REGISTERS
# KAL. LANDERON 149
# REF. 624105
# ROTVERGOLDETES WORK
#MM (MM WITH CROWN)
# ORIGINAL STATE
# HAND PULL
Technically, the LE PHARE works flawlessly, including the chronograph function, and has been freshly serviced: (295°; +11s/d).
The watch shows hardly any signs of wear. There are no deep scratches, dents or similar, the glass is scratch-free.
In 1888 the brand name 'Le Phare' (= the lighthouse) was registered. The founder Barbezat-Baillot is considered an ingenious watchmaker and inventor and registered a large number of patents. The Swiss patent 334 was one of Barbezat-Baillot's most important inventions and involves the use of centrifugal force in the repetition mechanism.
Le Phare supplied complicated movements to other manufactures such as 'Bulova', 'Audemars&Freres' and 'Invicta'. Zenith therefore bought the company for a few years, and Le Phare became independent again from 1922. The company then developed into the second largest manufacturer of wrist chronographs and sports stopwatches. The brand remains fairly unknown as it was primarily distributed under 'private label'. The product range was expanded to include calendar wristwatches.
In 1974 the company was given the new name 'Le Ohare - Sultana SA'. After many model innovations, the 'Samara' model was developed as an unusual drive, a small microgenerator instead of the battery. Today the company belongs to the 'Renley Watch Mfg. Co.Ltd. Hong Kong'.
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