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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 15

BREITLING, REF. 765 AVI, CO-PILOT

A fine, large and attractive, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Breitling, Switzerland

Model Co-Pilot

Reference 765

Year Circa 1965

Case No. 94932

Material Stainless steel

Bracelet Later Breitling leather

Buckle Later stainless steel Breitling buckle

Diameter 41 mm.

Caliber 178

Signature Case and movement signed

HKD 39,000 - 55,000

USD 5,000 - 7,000 / EUR 4,600 - 6,400 / CHF 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: HKD 57,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01-05

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Notes

Probably one of the most iconic sport chronographs from Breitling (apart from the Navitimer of course), the Co-Pilot model became an instant classic when Raquel Welsh wore this model in the movie Fathom (1967). As a spy trying to infiltrate enemy lines to save the world from a nuclear disaster, she wore the large Co-Pilot during her sky dive. Featuring a larger 15-minute chronograph counter to increase readability and a perfectly adapted 42 mm. case, this example has remained in excellent overall original collection and would perfectly fit in any sports watch collection.