Favre Leuba Bivouac 53203 Unpolished

unpolished case - perfect dial - super rare watch

This Favre Leuba Bivouac Ref. 53203 dates from the 1960s and is a popular and sought-after collector's watch thanks to its historical relevance and rarity.

The watch manufacturer Favre Leuba was founded in the 18th century and is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world. "For those who conquer frontiers" is Favre Leuba's motto. And indeed, in the 1960s and 1970s, Favre Leuba presented some innovative timepieces that are still admired today. This undoubtedly includes the Favre Leuba Bivouac - the first mechanical wristwatch that could measure altitude and air pressure. The Bivouac is a barometer, an altimeter and a timepiece, which is why it is also known as the climber's watch.

The Bivouac offered here is the reference 53203 from the 1960s with a silver dial and black bakelite bezel. The silver inner bezel shows the air pressure in mmHg (millimeters of mercury). The rotating black bezel measures the height above sea level in feet. The movement of the Bivouac is the manual-wound caliber Peseux 320, which keeps time very well.

This Bivouac is preserved in vintage dream condition. A flawless dial and an unpolished case with hardly any signs of wear speak for themselves. The rotating bezel is also beautifully preserved and shows only a few natural signs of aging at 1 o'clock, which are almost invisible to the naked eye. The bezel teeth are very sharp indicating the unpolished condition of the watch. The stainless steel case shows minimal signs of wear and has deep engravings on the back.

This Favre Leuba Bivouac is a revolutionary wristwatch from the 1960s that is super rare and exceptional, mainly because of its excellent condition.

Int.Exe.: 25808

Manufacturer: Favre Leuba

Model: Bivouac

Reference: 53203

Functions: rotating bezel - altimeter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: silver

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Peseux 320

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1965

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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