Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch made for the French Air Force Ref:765 AVI, Circa 1950
Lot 170
Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch made for the French Air Force
Ref:765 AVI, Circa 1950
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 5,825) inc. premium

Lot Details
Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch made for the French Air Force Ref:765 AVI, Circa 1950 Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch made for the French Air Force Ref:765 AVI, Circa 1950
Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch made for the French Air Force
Ref:765 AVI, Circa 1950
17-jewel manual wind chronograph movement, black dial with luminous printed Arabic hour markers, outer chronograph seconds track, luminous filled white hands with chronograph seconds hands, subsidiary dials for running seconds, 15 minute and 12 hour recording, brushed steel case with screw on back marked 765 AVI, and with 465, rotating calibrated bezel, case, dial and movement signed
41mm.

Footnotes

  • During the 1950s the Ref 765 was updated and modelled on designs used by several watch manufacturers for l'Armée de l'Air (the French Air Force). The design was picked up by Breitling for several variations of a watch known first as the AVI and later renamed the Co-Pilot. A major change to the design of the earlier ref 765s was the addition of a turning bezel.
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