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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 66

FAVRE LEUBA, BATHY 50, DEPTH GAUGE, STEEL

A fine and very rare, manual wind, diver’s wristwatch with depth gauge.

Brand Favre Leuba

Model Bathy 50

Reference 53243

Year Circa 1965

Case No. 285

Caliber P 320

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 5,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Acknowledged in 1962 for launching the famed bivouac model which allowed climbers to get both altitude and humidity using a mechanical gauge, Favre Leuba once again came to the forefront by offering the Bathy 50, the first wristwatch featuring a mechanical DEPTH gauge. It was produced in 2 versions: one with a meter indication for the European market and the other was known as the Bathy 160 for the Uk and US market.