Le Phare | Racing Chronograph 1950er
from LE PHARE
A stunning vintage piece of jewelery in excellent condition from this legendary Swiss manufacturer, 1950s
BRAND LE PHARE, SIGNED ON DIAL, COVER AND MOVEMENT
MODEL BI-COMPAX RACING CHRONOGRAPH WITH 2 REGISTERS
SILVER DIAL WITH TACHYMETER + BEAUTIFUL INDEXES
MOVEMENT HAND WINDING
IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AND BEAUTIFULLY Preserved Indexes
SIZE 36.5MM (39MM WITH CROWN)
BOTTOM COVER BOLTED
Technically, the Le Phare works flawlessly, including the chronograph function, and has been freshly serviced: (285°; +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 was the brand name for the Jean d'Eve manufacture and won several awards for exceptional watchmaking in the early 1900s and was so successful and well known that by 1970 it was the second largest Swiss chronograph manufacture.
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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