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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 173

BREITLING, SPLIT-SECOND CHRONOGRAPH, STEEL A fine and extremely rare, large manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with split-second.

Brand Breitling

Model Duograph

Reference Ref. 764

Year Circa 1970

Numbers Case N. 1'354'590

Caliber Venus V179

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial and case.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 160,000 - 240,600 / USD 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Grading System
Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-8-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Part of the complicated line of Breitling watches, the panda split-second chronograph has to be one of the most attractive complicated wristwatch ever made by the firm. Research indicated that they were made in very small quantities, in fact one of the rare other reference 764 to have appeared at auction had the next case number (1'354'591). Cased in a very appealing 38 mm.and with razor sharp lugs indicating little or no polish to the case, this 784 belongs in the best chronograph collections.