Favre Leuba

Swisstec is the official UK Service Centre for Favre-Leuba. Our Swiss trained watchmakers can undertake work on both
quartz and mechanical, modern and vintage models. We provide a comprehensive range of maintenance options
for your Favre-Leuba watch from a simple battery service to a complete service on a mechanical chronograph.

All Favre-Leuba watches which are serviced by Swisstec are returned with a two-year warranty.

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Quality Swiss
watch repair
since 1993

We also offer case and bracelet refinishing to Favre Leuba’s specification. Our Swiss trained polishers have the specialist equipment to achieve the correct radial graining finish on the case.

It is recommended by Favre-Leuba that their quartz watches receive a battery service every 2 years and all watches receive a complete service every 4 to 5 years. If your Favre-Leuba is suitable for swimming and diving and is used in water, they also recommend the water resistance of the watch is tested on an annual basis.

A brief history of Favre Leuba.
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The main servicing procedure

  • A Complete Service involves the watchmaker checking the watch’s functions, diagnosing the cause of any faults.
  • The complete dismantling of the movement with the correction of any faults and replacement of any damaged / worn parts.
  • All parts are then cleaned in a series of ultrasonic chemical baths which removes all the old oil, grease and dirt.
  • While the movement is being cleaned the case will be completely broken down (case back, bezel, crystal,pushers etc. removed) and, having removed all the seals and gaskets, refinished and cleaned in large ultrasonic tanks.
  • Once the case is clean it is reassembled with new seals and gaskets, which are lubricated as required with special greases. The case is now ready to receive the cleaned movement.
  • The cleaned movement and pristine components are systematically reassembled and lubricated using up to 8 different fine synthetic oils and greases, before having the dial and hands refitted.
  • The watchmaker will now reset the clean movement with the dial and hands mounted into the watch case ensuring there are no hairs or dust in the case and recheck the watch regulation on the timing machine.
  • Once the case is closed the watch is then tested for water resistance and the final aesthetic, timekeeping and power reserve checks are made to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Battery service

  • The watch is opened and electronic components checked using specific testing equipment.
  • Replacement of the battery and gaskets as appropriate to the watch model.
  • Tested for water resistance. Final aesthetic and timekeeping checks to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Warranty

We will rectify any defects arising from any service provided by us provided you report such defects to us as soon as reasonably possible. In respect of a partial repair we provide a 12 month warranty and in respect of a full service, a 24 month warranty. We reserve the right to invalidate the warranty if repairs are performed by persons not authorised by us to take such action. Provision of the warranty will be free of charge. We will decide in our absolute discretion whether provision of the warranty will be in the form of a repair or the replacement of a part of the watch. Evidence of purchase must be provided and any replaced parts pass into our ownership. Limit of warranty. The provision of services under warranty neither extends the terms of the warrant nor sets in motion a new warranty period.

The provisions of this warranty do not extend to defects caused by general wear and tear, accident, negligence or lack of care; or component parts that are expected to require periodic replacement.

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Thank you for my watch refurbishment. I cannot express how pleased I am with the end result. Please pass on my thanks to the technicians and everyone involved in restoring my watch to it’s former glory. You are a truly expert professional service from start to finish that I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

Mr Copas

I now have my watch back, can I say what an incredible service you guys offer! From start to finish it was easy and comfortable, pricing was great and the packaging is second to none. Thank you very much, I will be using you again in the future and letting friends know about your service.

Mr Pope

Excellent company to deal with. Quick to respond to initial contact, followed by detailed quotation and good advice/quick to respond to queries. Case refurbishment work is excellent and looks like it would have 50 years ago when it came out of the factory. Returned quickly and very well packaged inside a hard case. Really pleased, thank you.

Craig Henn

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Brief history of Favre Leuba

According to Swiss records Abraham Favre was a watchmaker with his own workshop in 1737. It was his son, also called Abraham Favre, who turned his father’s passion into a business.

In 1792 Abraham Favre (Junior), along with his two sons, Frederic & Henry-Louis, founded the company A.Favre&Fils in Le Locle. From the very beginning Abraham Favre concentrated on improving the technology of his watches, their properties at different temperatures as well as the materials used in watchmaking, thus making more reliable and accurate movements.

Henry-Augustus, Frederic Favre’s son expanded the family business, this fourth generation Favre member collaborated with another watchmaker Auguste Leuba, to create the company Favre-Leuba in 1815. The Favre family remained in the company for eight generations until the company was sold during the “quartz crisis” and has passed through several hands and is now owned by the Tata Group.

Some of their famous models have been relaunched such as the Bivouac which was the first ever mechanical watch with altimeter & aneroid barometer. The Raider Bivouac 9000 created a new record in 2018 as the only mechanical wrist watch equipped with an aneroid barometer to work perfectly on the roof of the world, the summit of Mt. Everest.