Favre Leuba Bathy 160*** Aqua Lung 53235*** 1970's
FAVRE LEUBA Vintage Orange Bathy 160 Aqua Lung U.S. Divers, Model 53235, 1970’s
Serial # N/A
Circa: 1970’s

MOVEMENT: Caliber Peseaux 320, hand-wound mechanical movement, 17 jewels

DIAL: Orange dial with 160 feet indication on the periphery, large hour minutes hands with a subsidiary sector seconds, signed Favre Leuba

CASE: 43mm, Stainless Steel cushion shaped, orange bi-directional rotating bezel, mineral crystal

STRAP: Original signed Favre Leuba stainless steel bracelet with stretch link clasp.


NOTES: FAVRE LEUBA history begins in 1718 in Switzerland, when Abraham Favre decided to become a watchmaker. Abraham registered his manufacture in 1737. In 1814, Abraham Favre's grandson Henry-Auguste partenered with Auguste Leuba, a neighboring watch dealer from the Val-de-Travers. The business remained in the Favre family for eight generations, until 1969, when the quartz revolution greatly increased competition for the company's relatively expensive mechanical watches. Favre Leuba was very successful in India and today many of its finest historic timepieces still reside there. One of its most notable watch collections was the Bathy, launched in 1966, as a divers watch and included an innovative depth meter.