1960s Nivada Depthmaster “Baby Panerai” made for Intersport

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The encounter between Nivada and diving watches began in 1964 with the launch of the Depthomatic, the first diving watch to have a depth indicator, or bathymeter. It was then in search of depths that the Depthmaster came out in 1965, capable of withstanding a pressure of 100 atmospheres, i.e. 1000 metres deep.

Renamed Baby Panerai by many collectors, it is a very beautiful watch to collect. We admire the spirit of the long straight lugs and the cushion case. Developed in several versions, this one includes the large indexes essential to a good readability in depth. One can observe a beautiful global and coherent patina of the tritium swords and the lollipop hands and indexes which tend towards cream tones. It is equipped with a date window at 3 o’clock, and is signed Intersport instead of Nivada. It is notorious that, back in the 60s, the Intersport group, a Swiss conglomerate of sport stores, ordered a few watches for different sports, including diving, similarly to Abercrombie & Fitch, the hunting and fishing store (back then) that purchased and sold watches made by Heuer.

It is a beautiful piece, never seen to our knowledge atypical and faithful to the Nivada heritage.

Details

BrandNivada
ModelDepthmaster 1000 (Baby Panerai) 
YearCirca 1960
Case materielStainless Steel
MovementAutomatic
Diameter38mm
LocationParis

Condition

CaseUnpolished 
DialHomogeneous patina 
HandsOriginal, nice condition
CrownOriginal, nice condition
StrapLeather
AccessoriesNone

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