1940s Breitling Chronograph ref. 760 'Pre-Premier'

Sale price$1,650.00
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What We Fancy

As classic as a chronograph comes. Easily legible, simple layout, buttery smooth column wheel chrono action, blued steel handset. This “solo dial” or “Pre-Premier” example only has the Breitling font on the dial, uncommon to say the least.

Brand: Breitling

Model: reference 760

Case: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm tall, 11mm thick, all stainless steel, domed crystal, square pushers, original unsigned crown, snap-on case back, drilled lugs, serial 516xxx

Movement: Breitling caliber 175 (Venus), column wheel, manual winding, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Beads of Rice stainless steel (MSRP: $75), 18mm lug width

Features: Patina’d ‘solo’ script dial, black Arabic hour indices, blued steel stick handset, square pushers, domed crystal, snap-on case back, 45-minute counting chronograph, outer tachymeter scale, circa the 1940s

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall excellent all original condition. The dial has a unique and even form of patina throughout. Gives the watch a lot of character. There is some wear around the outside, something very normal for a watch such as this. The case is excellent with the original brushed finish still present on the sides and no major dents/ scratches. No signs of any overpolishing. The movement has been serviced keeping accurate time when tested while the chronograph works as it should. The movement may look “dirty” from the photos but it is very clean and works perfectly well. Many movements with snap-on case back’s from this era show oxidization but it is safe and normal.

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