A. Favre & Fils Phoenix 10.3 (Twin Regulator with Differential Gear)

The Phoenix 10.3 by A. Favre & Fils presents, on the dial side, the twin pulsation of oscillators that mutually compensate each other, averaging errors through a differential gear. The twin regulator is a complication that finds its relevance in a wristwatch that must endure important gravitational stresses. Beyond its mechanical prowess, the three-dimensional architecture of the movement achieves the reconciliation of the parts with the whole.

A. Favre & Fils Phoenix 10.3 (Twin Regulator with Differential Gear)

This timepiece takes inspiration from the golden years of the Roaring Twenties, where the angular geometry of art deco followed the crazy curves of art-nouveau, an endless reservoir of mechanical inventions, architecture and fine arts.

A. Favre & Fils Phoenix 10.3 (Twin Regulator with Differential Gear) watch caseback view

The front stage shows the magic in motion, from the regulators dragging their escapements to the rotating differential gear. In the backstage, asymmetry fights back, beginning with a wolf teeth ratchet wheel and its eagle shaped click and aircraft’s spring, ending on the other side of the differential gear train, mounted on a winged bridge.

A. Favre & Fils Phoenix 10.3 (Twin Regulator with Differential Gear) watch

The movement decoration is elevated to a new dimension with progressive or balcony angles and continued reliefs on different bridges. The oscillators beat at 21,600 variations per hour and the twin parallel barrels offer up to 60 hours of power reserve.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre DR 1500
Diameter: 15 ‘’’ (lines) / 33.65 mm
Thickness: 7.09 mm
Twin parallel barrel, manual winding
Two titanium balance wheels with regulating screws
Frequency: 2 X 21,600 variations per hour
Jewels: 65
Power reserve: 60 hours
Functions: Hours & minutes
Decoration: Superlative finishing by hand of every component

Case
Material: 18K white or rose gold, titanium
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 10.20 mm
Dial aperture: 34.22 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters in gold / 50 meters in titanium

A. Favre & fils Phoenix 10.1 Watch

The case of the A. Favre & fils Phoenix collection combines modern and classical design in an obvious yet deceitful simplicity. Its angular shapes give it a very contemporary and aggressive design, playing with contrasts and perspectives. It is a complex assembly with lugs mechanically fitted in its middle-part to give it a unique finish.

A. Favre & fils Phoenix 10.1 Watch

It has been designed using the principles of the Golden Ratio (ϕ) and the Golden Number (7). These principles came from the Pythagorean School: since the antiquity, thinkers, artists and architects have used the Golden Ratio in their quest for harmony. For Pythagoras, the number seven represents the law of evolution. It is the number of the Great Initiates and signifies the union of men and divinity.

A. Favre & fils Phoenix 10.1 Watch - Calibre DB 1334/1 HENRY

Inside, the in-house calibre DB 1334/1 HENRY (a tribute to Henry A. Favre, 8th generation of the Favre watchmakers) combines the best technology available with traditional and ancestral watchmaking arts in terms of finishing and decoration: the shape of bridges (rounded “apple” heads), the double click winding mechanism with wolf teeth ratchet-wheel, screwed-in jewel settings, end-stone plates, “swan neck” index-adjuster and a fixed balance-spring stud.

This movement has a diameter of 13 ¾ ´´´ (lines) and its heart beats at 28,800 variations per hour, the best compromise between precision and reliability. Its parallel twin barrels with direct depth offer up to 84 hours of power reserve. A power reserve indicator is visible through the sapphire case-back.

A. Favre & fils Phoenix 10.1 Watch

The Quantième à Grand Affichage Rotatif is an original and patented big date development. The purpose of this system is to optimize the number of components, therefore increasing reliability, by reducing the number of moving parts to the minimum: only two in this case.

Each movement undergoes a fine watchmaking finishing: chamfering, drawing, circular graining, sinks entirely done by hand, and a “Rayons de la Gloire” (Rays of Glory) machine finish on bridges.

Technical details

Case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 10.15 mm
Dial aperture: 32.90 mm
Water-resistance:30 meters / 100 feet / 3 ATM

Movement
Calibre DB 1334/1 HENRY
Diameter: 13 ¾ ´´´ (lines) – 31mm
Height: 4.5 mm
Movement specifications: Twin-barrel with direct depth, manual winding
Frequency: 28,800 variations per hour
Jewels: 28
Power reserve: 84 hours
Finish: “Rayons de la Gloire” machine finish on bridges; chamfering, drawing, circular graining, sinks entirely done by hand

Indications
Hours, minutes, central seconds, big date and power reserve