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Milind Soman to be the face of the Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon timepiece

Favre-Leuba is the second oldest Luxury Swiss Watch Brand with a rich heritage in watch engineering and design spanning over 282 years. Today, Favre-Leuba announced India’s Ironman, Milind Soman as a Friend of the Brand.

Milind Soman is a name known to take up some of the biggest challenges; like the La Ultra and Ironman Triathlon in Zurich. Then 50 years old Milind covered the triathlon in a remarkable 15 hours and 19 minutes. He also founded Pinkathon, which has emerged as India’s largest 'women's only' running platform to promote womens health and breast cancer awareness amongst women.

Sporting the latest Raider Harpoon dive watch, Milind Soman said, “It is an absolutely wonderful experience for me to be associated with Favre-Leuba. It is a brand that believes strongly in conquering frontiers, aligning perfectly with my way of thinking. The Raider Harpoon timepiece matches with my aesthetic in style but doesn’t just get limited to that. The unique timepiece goes beyond to prove useful as a diving instrument as well which I intend to put to test very soon!”

Milind Soman, as an active swimmer, diver and runner needs a device which is not just limited to time keeping but acts as an instrument and stays put on his wrist through the sunniest roads or the deepest, darkest oceans, making the Raider Harpoon the most compatible time piece for him and all his upcoming adventures.

Speaking on the collaboration, Mr. Vijesh Rajan, Head of Favre-Leuba expressed, “It bring us great joy to announce Milind Soman as a Friend of Brand for Favre-Leuba. He has bought India some glorious achievements and has become synonymous to health and fitness. His immeasurable achievements and ideology to conquer new frontiers synchronises beautifully with Favre-Leuba’s DNA. Milind Soman has always outdone himself, from conquering the Ironman triathlon to becoming the ultimate Ultraman. His passion for swimming has been long known and has also made him take on various forms of diving for which The Raider Harpoon will be a worthy accompanying instrument.”

The Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon makes for a flawless companion to Milind Soman and his adventures. Originally launched in 2016 when the brand represented itself in the global market, Favre-Leuba has recently relaunched the time piece with an all new look.

The brand has put the timepiece and its performance across challenging environments as an instrument with genuine functionality beyond telling time.

The Raider Harpoon incorporates the heritage barrel-shaped case, and a time-telling mechanism unique to Favre-Leuba. The tool and dress watches from the new range are not limited to the design of the past but skillfully transition into the bold look of the future. With a single minute hand and the co-rotating hour ring, the Raider Harpoon features a sapphire crystal with dual sided antireflection coating, thus ensuring ease of time reading during a dive or also on dry land. The watch with a single hand ensures you only must look at one point to read the precise time as this indicates both the minutes and hours.

Stylish and Functional, with a pop of color the Raider Harpoon has a blue emission luminous display, ensuring great visibility even in the dark. In addition, the watch features a stainless-steel, unidirectional bezel. This has a 20-minute marked dive scale on it, which is visible on the anodized aluminium insert. An essential tool for keeping track of dive times, making it an apt dive watch. Furthermore, Super-LumiNova is applied to the hour ring, the minute hand and the central function control disc. Therefore, you can view the functioning watch face clearly in the dark. The extreme lume used on the Harpoon assists deep ocean divers as the light begins to dim below 50m.

Overall, the Raider Harpoon is a great device for deep sea divers that have incomparable demands when it comes to design and functionality of a timepiece.

Milind Soman will be accompanied by this timepiece, putting it to a rigorous test across all aspects of his life.


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