In the 1950s and 1960s, lots of brands got into the dive watch game, including the famously experimental and unconventional Favre-Leuba.
This Deep Blue from the 1960s checks all of the classic dive watch boxes, but applies a Favre-Leuba twist that the brand has never shied away from.
Combining a strongly beveled steel case with a rotating timing bezel, an oversized minute hand, and an oddly placed circular date window, we’ve got a winning combination of timeless looks and subtle quirk here.
While not a household name, Favre-Leuba can trace its impressive roots back to the early 18th century. However, it was not until the mid-1900’s that the brand came into its own – creating some of the esoteric and fascinating watches that vintage enthusiasts know and seek today.
After first focusing on precise chronometer grade timepieces, followed by dive watches, the brand began experimenting with technologies that would be tasked with adventure and exploration.
By the 1950’s and 1960’s, Favre-Leuba had pioneered several incredible, highly functional timepieces containing ‘complications’ such as barometers and depth gauges. While Favre-Leuba has made many fine watches in its history, it is these daring designs that cemented the brand in the hearts of enthusiasts.