Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 228

Ref. 1809, self-winding, left-hand, chronograph, minute and hour counters, date, 24-hour black dial; “Cosmonaute” “Chrono-Matic”; stainless steel

EUR 1,800 - 3,600

USD 2,200 - 4,300 / HKD 16,600 - 33,200

Sold: EUR 3,900

Stainless steel, self-winding, vertical tonneau-shaped, massive pilot’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, left-hand winding-crown, 60-minute graduated inner bidirectional revolving bezel, 24-hour black colour dial and four horological complications:
• 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces)
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
• 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
• Half-instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 6 o’clock)

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-55-01


Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

Brand Breitling, Grenchen / Granges

Model “Cosmonaute” “Chrono-Matic”

Reference 1809

Year circa 1969

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 1 321 847

Bracelet black leather strap, stainless steel buckle

Diameter 46.9 mm (bezel)

Length 200 mm (approx.)

Caliber 724 (with left-hand winding-crown)

Dimensions 48.1 x 48.8 mm

Length 200 mm (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement