1953 Breitling Co-Pilot AVI Chronograph ref. 765

Sale price$11,500.00
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What We Fancy

The Breitling Co-Pilot AVI Chrono was released in 1953 for specifically with pilots in mind and has become a very desirable watch in the collecting community. The large 40mm steel case wears well on the modern wrist with this legendary model even receiving a “Re-Edition” a few years ago. This example is in all original and unpolished condition coming from the first year of production, 1953. Making this very rare.

Brand: Breitling

Model: Co-Pilot Avi reference 765

Case: 40mm wide (excluding crown), 48mm tall, 13.5mm thick, all stainless steel, all screw-down case back, signed crown, domed crystal, outer rotating 12-hour bezel

Movement: Venus cal. 178, manual winding, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Brown leather, (not photo’d), 22mm lug width

Features: Matte black dial, Arabic luminescent hour markers, pump pushers, signed crown, outer rotating bezel, screw-down case back, domed plexiglass crystal, white syringe handset, original lume, 12-hour counting chronograph w/ 15-minute intervals, circa 1953

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall excellent all original condition. The dial is very good with all original radium lume and no major scratches. There is some discoloration towards the bottom of the dial. The case is unpolished and still retains the original brushed/ beveled finish with no major scratches or dents. The movement has been serviced and runs perfectly well within +5 seconds per day with buttery smooth chronograph operation.

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