Le Phare Pink Gold

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SKU AS00885
SKU AS00885

Why We Love it

At its heart, a timepiece is a reflection of our human experience, the embodiment of our concept of the passage of time. From the simplest three-hand timepieces to the most complex haute pieces, a watch is nothing more than our way of reaching out and grasping at the eternal, celestial revolution of our little orb as it dances its way through the heavens.

With a simple three-hand movement, we are able to record the most immediate instances of this dance, the seconds, minutes and hours that comprise each day. But three hands can only go so far. After twelve hours, simple movements start the record over again, resuming the march driven by these smallest of intervals.

The addition of day, date month registers is not simply an exercise in adding mechanical complication, it is the expansion of our vision and account of time and its passage. When wearing a triple-date, the wearer engages with the expanse of time, the hours that have grown to days, days to months. All this captured and recorded in the few millimeters of metal on the wrist.

We can't blame you if you've never heard the name 'Le Phare,' but you shouldn't let the brand's relative obscurity concern you.  Le Phare was the brand name for the Jean d'Eve manufacturing company which minted in Switzerland in the late 1800s.  Jean d'Eve won several awards for watchmaking in the early 1900s and was so successful and reknown that by 1970, it was the second largest Swiss manufacture of chronographs.   

Counted among Le Phare's successes was the contracting of Valjoux for its movements - highly precise, robust movements that found their way into various watches of the era, including the Rolex Daytona.  The venerable Valjoux 72c (“c” for calendar) movement powers the timekeeping mechanism and complications of this particular piece, and is without a question one of the best manually-wound chronograph calibers ever created. The triple-calendar version of the Valjoux movement displays the day, date and month, in addition to a 12-hour chronograph with central seconds counter. The silky silver-tone dial and gold-tone Arabic hour markers contrast beautifully with the subtle blue accents of the outer calendar ring and blue-tipped date hand.

The Le Phare is capable of going toe-to-toe with any chronograph of the era - both mechanically and aesthetically - and at 36mm, wears incredibly well on the modern wrist.  

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Le Phare Pink Gold

Le Phare Pink Gold

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Le Phare Pink Gold

Why We Love it

At its heart, a timepiece is a reflection of our human experience, the embodiment of our concept of the passage of time. From the simplest three-hand timepieces to the most complex haute pieces, a watch is nothing more than our way of reaching out and grasping at the eternal, celestial revolution of our little orb as it dances its way through the heavens.

With a simple three-hand movement, we are able to record the most immediate instances of this dance, the seconds, minutes and hours that comprise each day. But three hands can only go so far. After twelve hours, simple movements start the record over again, resuming the march driven by these smallest of intervals.

The addition of day, date month registers is not simply an exercise in adding mechanical complication, it is the expansion of our vision and account of time and its passage. When wearing a triple-date, the wearer engages with the expanse of time, the hours that have grown to days, days to months. All this captured and recorded in the few millimeters of metal on the wrist.

We can't blame you if you've never heard the name 'Le Phare,' but you shouldn't let the brand's relative obscurity concern you.  Le Phare was the brand name for the Jean d'Eve manufacturing company which minted in Switzerland in the late 1800s.  Jean d'Eve won several awards for watchmaking in the early 1900s and was so successful and reknown that by 1970, it was the second largest Swiss manufacture of chronographs.   

Counted among Le Phare's successes was the contracting of Valjoux for its movements - highly precise, robust movements that found their way into various watches of the era, including the Rolex Daytona.  The venerable Valjoux 72c (“c” for calendar) movement powers the timekeeping mechanism and complications of this particular piece, and is without a question one of the best manually-wound chronograph calibers ever created. The triple-calendar version of the Valjoux movement displays the day, date and month, in addition to a 12-hour chronograph with central seconds counter. The silky silver-tone dial and gold-tone Arabic hour markers contrast beautifully with the subtle blue accents of the outer calendar ring and blue-tipped date hand.

The Le Phare is capable of going toe-to-toe with any chronograph of the era - both mechanically and aesthetically - and at 36mm, wears incredibly well on the modern wrist.  

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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