Favre Leuba Sea Sky Vintage Chronograph NOS Fullset 33023
An Uberrare and Outstanding Collectors Piece With All Black Dial
Black, gilt radium dial, steel radium hands
Stainless steel watch case with screwdown caseback
High grade, manual wind Valjoux 71 calibre
New, handmade Italian, pigskin leather strap
Overall, the watch is in NOS condition. Gilt dial and hands are in very good condition, retaining the original radium, responding to the geiger counter. The dial has an inscription of RA < 1,5µc, indicating the level of radioactivity is fairly low, even lower now 60y later. The watch case remains absolutely unpolished and unworn. The bidirectional bakelite bezel rotates smoothly, with the right tension, and shows a light fading to dark grey. The watch features a Valjoux 71 calibre, very rarely seen in watches like this. The chronograph starts, stops and resets without any issues. The serviced watch is in excellent running condition, keeping accurate time. (300; +5s/d) The watch comes from a collector in Italy. The watch comes accompanied by its ostrich leather original Favre Leuba box, original FL strap with signed buckle, guarantee paper and an instruction and informational sheet.
This reference 33023 with all black, gilt dial, radium lume and V71 is extremely rare. Less than a handful have resurfaced over the years. Certainly, none in this condition and as a full set. This watch was high end back in the 50s and remains high end now. An amazing collectors piece in unbelievable condition!