Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 20

Breitling
Ref. A24322, large self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour counters, date, two-time zone; “Navitimer World”; stainless steel

HKD 21,600 - 30,200

CHF 2,500 - 3,500 / EUR 2,400 - 3,300 / USD 2,800 - 3,900

Sold: HKD 30,000

Stainless steel, self-winding, vertical tonneau-shaped, large aviator’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, with subsidiary seconds at 9; silver colour dial and six horological complications:
· Chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped screwed push-pieces) with patented slide-rude scale and revolving bezel
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
· 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
· Date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)
· Diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) hours with a 24-hour (AM-PM) scale (central hour index)
· Two-time zone (same central hour index independently adjustable by the crown; bezel graduated for 24 hours)
World Time indication engraved on the case-back.


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2 *
Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Breitling, Grenchen / Granges

Model “Navitimer World”

Reference A24322

Movement No. 1 670 103 674

Case No. 2 252 899

Material stainless steel

Bracelet brown leather strap

Buckle stainless steel Breitling deployant clasp

Height 53.4 mm.

Width 45.8 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original Bakelite fitted box and outer box, Attestation de chronomètre, original certificate, instruction booklets

Notes

The original Certificate mentioned that this watch was sold by World Gift Imports (Barbados) Ltd., Little Switzerland, Barbados, West Indies, on 2008.

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Slide-rude scale based on the Swiss invention patent No. 217 012, delivered on September 30, 1941 (application filed on August 26, 1940), to Adrien Schweizer, La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie permettant d’effectuer des opérations tachymétriques et télémétriques” (Timepiece allowing to perform tachometric and telemetric calculations).