What happened to this movement?

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    Video What happened to this movement?

    Did the Favre-Leuba cal. FL-401 ever make it into production? I suppose being a manual wind 5 Hz movement (36,000vph) with an 8 day power reserve (dual mainspring barrels) it would have probably made its way to a limited edition model, but haven't heard any of it apart from the early press. A simulation video of the movement ...

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    A watch running at 36,000 bph with an 8 day power reserve would need pretty hefty mainsprings. Is it key wound?

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    Vaporware.

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/fav...es-238393.html

    I thought I saw this movement in a watch?
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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    From this article, it looks like the watch that Ernie had posted has an Adolph Schild vintage (1967) high-beat movement.

    Strong new models from Favre-Leuba

    Dennis might be right, the new movement might be vaporware (just like Sukhoi's T-50 ) ...
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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    I did not know the Rusians have shelved the S T-50 project??

    Seriously? That was the most exciting project since the Eurofighter/Typhoon! (unless the N. Koreans have something cool on the drawingboard....)

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    They haven't shelved it, but it doesn't look like the first few regular production aircraft will roll out before 2016 or 2017. India's supposed to get quite a few of them too, since they're co-financing the project and developing some of the avionics systems.

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    I did not know the Rusians have shelved the S T-50 project??

    Seriously? That was the most exciting project since the Eurofighter/Typhoon! (unless the N. Koreans have something cool on the drawingboard....)
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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    Those babies are complex machines!

    Crazy countries are developing stuff like that. Incl Europe & USA. Costs too much, not enough gain, imo.
    The money for one plane will train and equip a couple of bataillons of elite units.

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    The money for one plane will train and equip a couple of bataillons of elite units.
    Which could be taken out with a single one of those planes.

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    Re: What happened to this movement?

    Not unless a nuclear devise is used. But one guy can take out one of these planes quite easily.

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