A fascinating and fairly unique take from the diving heyday of the 1960's. The Bathy 50 from Favre-Leuba, introduced in 1968 and was the first watch to incorporate a mechanical depth gauge.
This watch is not only historically significant as a tool and dive watch, it also has a beautiful bezel and striking blue dial. From the moment you pick this watch up you know what it is about, the large stainless steel case feels virtually indestructible, clearly designed as a serious tool for divers. This watch features a proprietary movement jointly developed by Favre-Leuba and Peseux, a highly-regarded movement manufacturer that made some of the finest time-only movements during this era.
Model: Bathy 50
Calibre: Automatic Favre-Leuba movement based on a Peseux Calibre 320
Case Width (excl. crown): 42mm
Lug Width: 23mm
Scope: Watch only
Case: Good. Large and very sturdy case, feels unbreakable. There are the usual signs of age, small dings and scratches typical of a tool watch. Case appears unpolished and has great character.
Dial: Very good - minor marks, visible under a loupe. Couple of minor, dark marks near the centre of the dial. The glass has some marks and scratches throughout (additional photos available on request).
Hands: Good. Small crack in the lume of the minute hand, otherwise excellent condition.
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