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Vintage Breitling Navitimer Chronomat Two-Tone Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch

 

Brand: Breitling

Model Name: Chronomat

Model Number: 81950

Bezel Material: Stainless Steel

Caseback Material: Stainless Steel

Movement: Breitling Cal. B13 (ETA Cal. 7750 base) 25 Jewels

Estimated Production Year: Circa 1990

Markings to Inside: Breitling, Swiss Case

Functions: Chronograph, Unidirectional Bezel, Date Window, Screw Lock Crown

Clasp Style: Deployment

Case to case (mm): 40.5

Lug to lug (mm): 45

Bracelet/Fob Length: 7.00"

Bracelet/Fob Material: Stainless Steel

Bracelet/Fob Style: Rouleax Bullet

 

Condition details:

-The Bezel's rider tabs and the chronograph pushers are worn

-Small dents on the left side of the case

-Scratches on the case and bracelet and consistent with age and wear

-Fine scraches to the anti reflective coating on the crystal

 

Warranty:

All watches come with a one year warranty. In-house warranty does not cover water or moisture damage. It also does not cover any physical damage to the watch including, but not limited to: watch bezel, straps, screws, crown/ stem, finishes, clasps/ buckles, watch case, crystal, watch band/ bracelet, any lost or missing stones/ gems on the watch/ watch face. In-house warranty will be voided if the watch is serviced by another party. The warranty start date will be from the day received. 

 

If you are a pilot, you probably have some affection for Breitling even if you do not own one.

No other company is as closely associated with aviation as Breitling and for good reason.

The company has developed watches for aeronautical use for years and of course has been a major sponsor of aviation related events.

 

This watch is particularly interesting because it is one that celebrated the Italian Aerobatic team. The Frecce Tricoleri was honored with a headlong image of an Aermacchi MB-339A jet in gold relief portrayed on the case back.

 

One of the reasons for this is that Breitling worked with the team to develop a watch that was more user friendly in a cockpit environment. The four rider tabs around the bezel are a bit larger and the crown and pushers are onion shaped and made to be easily gripped by a pilot wearing gloves.

What transpired was a watch that was not just cockpit friendly but established a line of watches that has not only endured but has and is still Breitling’s most successful design,

 

This watch is in very good shape but does have a few small flaws that bear witness to its age. These are few tiny scratches on the left side of the case and are in no way detrimental to the appearance of the watch. The only other small flaw is on the screw holding the left side number 45 rider. It has wear but again you need a magnifying glass to really see it.

 

The crystal, bezel and case back are all in exceptional condition showing that its previous owner took great pride in a watch that they knew as exceptional.

 

I have worn it for a two day period and it runs exceptionally well and I found it very tempting. If I didn’t already have a gold Navitimer you may not have seen this watch on offer.

 

Cheers,

David C. Grainger

Vintage Breitling Navitimer Chronomat Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch

SKU: 00154
$2,750.00Price
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