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We are proud to announce the Bivouac 9000 has been awarded the Best Watch 2018 in the category New Star by Watchstars. Testament to our past and present commitment to engineering brilliance and simplified technology. “At 8,800m my Raider Bivouac 9000 performed flawlessly all the way to the summit of Mt. Everest” - @adrianballinger

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When crossing the Khumbu Glacier those who climb Mt. Everest take only the essential equipment. The Bivouac 9000 is an indispensable companion to those faced with alpine frontiers, engineered to measure air-pressure and providing guidance on both altitude gain and incoming weather fronts.

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65 years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary described the moment: “We are there. Nothing above us, a world below.” Photo Cred: @photo.time.machine

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This heritage map of the Mt Everest region was created in preparation for the 1922 British expedition, the first mountaineering expedition with the express aim of summiting Mt Everest. A frontier that would not be conquered until 1953. 9 years later the Bivouac was launched in 1962 and quickly became an essential companion to mountaineers around the world.

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Welcome to the elevated camp on Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th tallest peak, 8,188m/26,864ft. @adrianballinger journeyed with the Bivouac 9000 in an attempt to climb two 8,000 meter peaks in less than a month (Cho Oyu and Mt. Everest). Their rapid ascent system allowed them scale Cho Oyu within a week and Everest in just over a week, journeys that mountaineers would traditionally assign in excess of a month per mountain.

You can read more about Adrian and his team’s incredible feats in our blog - http://blog.favre-leuba.com

Photo Credit: @zebblais
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@adrianballinger - “Himalayan climbing is all about altitude. If you know the altitude, you know where you are and how far you’ve travelled. We almost never think in terms of distance...only altitude”. The Raider Bivouac 9000 is the first mechanical wristwatch capable of measuring altitudes of up to an incredible 9,000 meters above sea level.

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Favre-Leuba Ambassador @adrianballinger on the summit of Mt Everest for the 8th time with his pioneering Bivouac 9000. The Everest summit journey challenges even the most accomplished mountaineers, this climb was no different. At 8,600m (in the death zone) the team experienced catastrophic oxygen supply issues, forcing a retreat back to ABC and a re-grouping. 36 hours later the team, motivated and driven, successfully pushed to the summit. Congratulations to you and your team Adrian, inspirational. 
Read more about Adrian’s ascent on our blog - link in bio.

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Tibetan prayer flags carry peace, compassion, strength and wisdom through the Himalayan Valleys, blown by the enduring winds and onto the backs of all whom venture up Mount Everest or Chomolungma in Tibetan, translated to “Goddess Mother of the World”. Photo Credit: @fancycrave 
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Khumbu Valley crossing, the gateway to climbing Mt. Everest. Its spectacular icefall ranges from 4,900m to 7,600m. It is during such climbs that the Bivouac 9000 timepiece from Favre-Leuba guides mountaineers on elevation gain throughout their journey. The pioneering Bivouac captures elevation gain every 50m using its internal Altimeter. 
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Gear up for the summer with the multifunctional Raider Sea Sky!
A retro inspired chronograph watch with a unidirectional rotating bezel made from anodized aluminum.

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Made for serious adventure. The Bivouac 9000 is the explorer's dream watch.
Professional Rock Climber and Adventurer, @EmilyAHarrington is seen here wearing the Bivouac 9000.  Stay tuned for Emily’s adventures, coming later this summer.
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