Lebois & Co. may sound natural to a few. Initially established in 1934, the brand was restored by Dutch business person Tom van Wijlick. French watchmaker Raymond Dodane (third era of a watchmaking family) established the company to deliver moderate extravagance Swiss watches. Following World War II, it was taken over by Italian shippers who re-appropriated creation to Swiss makers, including Dodane. Creation halted in 1972, and the brand adequately vanished, just to be re-enlisted by Tom van Wijlick in 2014 with the endorsement of the Dodane family. The brand has since dispatched numerous, restricted versions of the Avantgarde Date model and is back in 2019 with the Venturist.
Before we move to the actual watch, there are two standouts with this most recent piece, beginning with a high level chronometer accreditation and then a chance to gain 25 portions of company stock with the buy. The Venturist Shareholder Package takes into consideration discounts on future Lebois & Co. models and conceivably a seat on the Advisory Board.
The 316L treated steel case is 41mm in width and 10.5mm in stature with sapphire gems on the front and back. The matte dark dial has a smooth focal segment encompassed by a furrowed external ring, and a thin moment track traverses the furthest edge. Huge, applied files sit inside the furrowed segment with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. All records are loaded up with Super-LumiNova BGW9, alongside the whole of the silver hour and moment hands. The seconds hand has lume in its three-sided tip. LEBOIS & CO is printed at the top with the new shield logo, planned in 2016 and got from the coat of arms of the van Wylick family. The individuals who buy the Shareholder Package will get a remarkable investor trademark on the screw-down caseback. The Lebois & Co. shield is additionally stepped toward the finish of the crown, and the case is water-impervious to 100 metres.
The heart of the Venturist is the Sellita-based type LC-201 with 26 gems, 28,800vph (4Hz) and a 38-hour power save. Seen through the presentation caseback, it’s decorated with Côtes de Genève, perlage, jewel cutting and blued screws. This is a period just development with focal hours, minutes and seconds. Changed in five positions, it’s additionally an Observatoire Chronométrique+ confirmed chronometer.
This implies that the watch meets the prerequisites of the free Swiss horology research facility TIMELAB as per the universally recognized ISO/CEI 3159 standard (above ISO 3159 from the COSC lab). Each individual Venturist (the watch, not just the development) is tried in Geneva for 21 days, remembering for the-wrist execution in different conditions. The rating reaches out to unwavering quality also, including water opposition (ISO 22810), attractive obstruction (ISO 764) and power save. Precision should fall inside – 4/+6 seconds for every day.
The tie is a dark NATO style with real Shell Cordovan leather on the underside. Pre-request costs are USD 2,321 for the Venturist (watch just) and USD 2,516 for the Venturist Shareholder Package. Lebois & Co offers a two-year global guarantee and conveyances are normal in Q1 2020. More data can be found at Lebois & Co’s. site .