ORIGINAL 1970s RETRO WATCH
FAVRE LEUBA GENTS QUARTZ REF 16JL2
High grade watch , cutting edge technology of its time with Swiss quartz movement , circa 1970s . This movement is of historical importance and the height of technology in 1972 when it won an accuracy competition at the " Observatoire de Neuchatel " . Made by Girard Perregaux - cal 352 is also the same movement as used by the Jaeger Le Coultre in there " Master Quartz " .
Very chunky and heavy watch , also very rare - considered the first quartz production watch . Swiss made , fantastic build quality and an extremely unusual design . The case and bracelet have been hewn from solid stainless steel . There are no deep scratches or heavy dings as you can see and only features gentle usage marks . The dial is set in an oval aperture and finished in a bluey grey colour with chrome/white batons and hands and quick set date window at 3 . The crystal is mineral glass and scratch free . Signed on the dial , movement , back cover , crown and buckle . Fits up to a 7 1/2" wrist . It is running perfectly and holding time having just been serviced . A top investment and very rare watch to find .
Top case to bottom 44mm , side to side ( without crown ) 39mm , thickness ( crystal to back cover ) 15mm
Price £595 + postage