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Up for sale this rare vintage manually-wound Swiss made Breitling Chronomat Ref. #217012, a two-register chronograph watch ref. #808 manufactured in 1970, in hard to find excellent condition. The watch comes with the original vintage Breitling stainless steel buckle. The rare original silver/black "Panda" dial with a complicated "sliding rule" layout looks amazing, never seen a better example, very close to NOS (new old stock) condition. The rotating bezel, that turns the outer part of the dial for calculations, is also in mint condition. The watch retains it's original Breitling winding crown and round pushers.

The timepiece comes in a sharp all-stainless steel case, and is equipped with a venerable column-wheel Venus 175 caliber movement, signed by Breitling, one of the best chronograph's calibers in a horologic history. The watch is in excellent-running condition, with all the chronograph functions working properly.

This collectible timepiece would be an excellent financial investment, always raising its value. It is ready to wear and enjoy, and to grace your vintage watches collection.

The photos have been taken of the actual item offered for sale. No box or papers are coming with the watch, but its authenticity is guaranteed.

width - 37 mm (not including winding crown);
length - 43 mm;
thickness - 13 mm;
total weight with band - 48 g.
Ref. #217012; stainless steel; snap back; three-piece; bi-directional rotating bezel; original signed winding crown and round chronograph pushers: top pusher starts and stops the chronograph, the bottom one resets to zero; acrylic scratch-free crystal;

original silver-black color "Panda" dial; original hands; complicated "sliding rule" layout; subsidiary dials for the seconds and 45-minute register, 1/5th second/minute divisions, outermost telemeter scale; signed;

genuine 17 jewels Swiss Made Venus caliber 175; manually-wind; signed by Breitling; column-wheel; 18.000 BPH, diameter 31.0 mm, 14 lignes, height 5.7mm; excellent-running with all functions working properly;

aftermarket white-stitched black leather band; original vintage Breitling stainless steel buckle; total length of the watch with band and buckle 9 1/4" (23 cm).

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Vintage Breitling Chronomat 217012 Panda Dial 1970

Auction ended on Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
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