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Ref: 53213 + Favre Leuba Bracelet
The Favre Leuba Bivouac was the first mechanical wristwatch that could measure altitude and air pressure. The watch offered here is the Reference 53213 from the late 1960s with a silver dial, black bakelite bezel and an original vintage stainless steel bracelet.
Founded in the 18th century, Favre Leuba is one of the oldest watch companies in the world. The brand was “for those who conquer frontiers”. The Bivouac is a barometer, altimeter and a timepiece at the same time.
In August 1964, the great mountaineering pioneers Walter Bonatti and Michel Vaucher took four days to conquer the arduous, virgin North face of Whymper Peak in the Grandes Jorasses near Mont-Blanc for the first time. Guess what ? They wore a Bivouac. This watch accompanied first Swiss Parachutists and after this expedition, it became the favorite watch of alpinists and explorers. It was also Junko Tabei and Paul-Émile Victor’s choice.
Technical Details :
Brand : Favre Leuba
Model : Bivouac
Ref : 53213
Year : 1960’s
Strap : Favre Leuba
Box and Papers : No Box / No Papers.
Note : Perfect condition + rare strap.
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