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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 149

Steel Chronomat Breitling, Genève, Chronomat, Patent No. 217012, case No. 646653, Ref. 769. Made in the 1960s. Fine, stainless steel wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, telemeter, slide rule and a stainless steel Breitling deployant clasp. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, polished, bi-directional revolving ridged bezel and inner graduated silvered ring dial, case back with initials: J.W.T., concave lugs. D. Bicolor matte black and silver with printed luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 45-minute register, outer graduation for the telemeter, slide-rule and 1/5th seconds chronograph scale with Arabic 5-minute/seconds markers, concentric telemeter scale in red. Luminous white baton hands. M. Cal. 14''', rhodiumplated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balancespring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

USD 1,000 - 1,500

EUR 750 - 1,100 / CHF 1,100 - 1,700

Sold: USD 1,440

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3-6*


Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Patent No. 217012, often found on Breitling Chronomats was first patented by Adrien Schweizer in 1930. It referred to the ability on a wristwatch to carry out tachymetric and telemetric operations by means of a revolving bezel.