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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 265

BREITLING EMERGENCY ORBITER 3, TITANIUM Breitling, Genève, "Emergency" No. 335999, Ref. E56321. Made in a limited edition of 1999 pieces to commemorate the First Non-Stop Around-the-World Flight in the "Orbiter 3" in 1999, sold in 2003. Fine, water-resistant, titanium aviator's quartz Chronometer wristwatch with digital display for the chronograph, perpetual calendar with date, day, month and year, world time indication, alarm, micro antenna with aviation emergency frequency 121.5 MHz, and a titanium flexible link Breitling bracelet. Accompanied by a plastic Breitling suitcase containing the original warranty, Chronometer attestation, instructions, service invoice dated 2005, tools and a test receiver

Three-body, solid, brushed, graduated bi-directional revolving bezel, micro antennas between the lugs at 12 and 6, case back with 4 screws and test button to test the emergency function, sapphire crystal. Blue with luminous Arabic numerals and indexes, Orbiter 3 logo, apertures for the digital displays. Luminous white hands. Cal. 68, with quartz standardization.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 33,000 / USD 2,300 - 4,600

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2**

Very good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 43 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm. Approx overall length 195 mm. Due to the complex nature of the emergency response system, the watch has to be sent to Breitling in order to have the battery changed.