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Favre-Leuba Raider Sea Bird, a Robust, All-Rounder for Women (Hands-On)

Favre-Leuba Raider Sea Bird, a Robust, All-Rounder for Women (Hands-On)


Since the mid 1960s, Favre-Leuba has manufactured a strong arrangement of watches for Action Men, solid, vigorous watches that appeal to mountain dwellers, jumpers, pilots, thrill seekers – or men who appreciate the look and feel of a professional rough games watch. The Raider assortment, for instance, highlights bulky (48mm) made-for-extraordinary experience watches like the Bivouac 9000 with altimeter and indicator ready, or the Bathy 120 with an in-assembled profundity check. However, what might be said about a watch for ordinary mileage that actually looks energetic yet will not tear your shirt sleeves and overload your wrist? The appropriate response is Favre-Leuba’s Raider Sea King line for men and the Raider Sea Bird line for women.

Raider Sea Bird for women

The Sea Bird is indistinguishable fit as a fiddle, capacities and development to the men’s 41mm Sea King yet clearly includes a more modest case size of 37mm. The lone admission to womanliness is the accessibility of more shading choices for the dial. Also, that says a ton regarding the aims of this watch. This isn’t a girly form of a men’s watch, it is a shamelessly powerful, scaled back adaptation of the men’s model. What’s more, I know a great deal of ladies who will value this. As the lone ladies’ watch in Favre-Leuba’s assortment, the Sea Bird has not fallen into the snare of attempting to resemble a ladies’ watch. It is purposely manly and keeps up the utilitarian, persevering way of thinking of the brand’s watches. Having said that, the Sea Bird falls into the more ‘metropolitan’ proposition of the Swiss brand, a comfortably estimated every day blender intended for genuine wear and tear.

A case for Action

The 37mm treated steel case gets configuration signals from the brand’s amazing 1963 Deep Blue plunge watch with its noticeable barrel-formed case and its unmistakable two layer bezel. The top piece of the bezel is tetradecagonal (14 sides) and highlights a glossy silk brushed top and cleaned sides. Underneath the inconspicuous math of the upper deck is another level improved with cleaned square-formed indents. The case is likewise silk brushed to appear differently in relation to the cleaned some portion of the bezel making an outwardly powerful composition.  Unlike the 1960s model that motivated this watch, the drags tighten at a point from the case to join the incorporated steel arm band (the watch is additionally accessible with coordinated leather lashes). A screw-down crown secured by two crown monitors and the screw-down caseback guarantee water-opposition of 100 metres.


Referring again to the 1960s models, the dial is outlined by an inclining spine for the moment track and highlights a proliferation of the first rectangular hour markers. The hour markers are facetted and applied, adding profundity to the composition and, similar to the hands, include a strong square of Super-LumiNova. Albeit the two models we had for our involved meeting were the blue and white dial forms, the dial likewise comes in a shimmery copper or chocolate earthy colored tone. A date window at 3 o’clock completes the functions.

Automatic Movement

The automatic development inside the Favre-Leuba Raider Sea Bird is a redone ETA 2824 – a strong attempted and-tried all-rounder that will keep exact time. Showing the hours, minutes, seconds and the date, it runs at 28,800 vibrations each hour and flaunts a 38-hour power hold. A sound development for a games watch of these characteristics.


An honest, tough and solid companion for ladies who appreciate the virile esthetics of a men’s games observe however need a distance across additional in line with their wrist size. Made for ordinary wear, the solitary inquiry I have about the Raider Sea Bird is: Why isn’t the water-obstruction on a standard with the Sea King? The Sea King appreciates a 300m water-opposition rating. I realize that 100 meters is all that could possibly be needed for most exercises, however seeing that the watch doesn’t make any concessions to gentility, the rating might have stayed the same.


As referenced, the Raider Sea Bird comes with either a steel three-connect arm band and twofold collapsing fasten or a calfskin leather lash with a pin lock in white, blue, beige or earthy colored to coordinate the shading plan of the dial. The cost for the steel arm band models is CHF 1,950 while the leather lash models retail for CHF 1,750. For additional subtleties, if it’s not too much trouble, visit .