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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 139

    Breitling. A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch with white dial and hack feature, made for the Canadian Air Force

    SIGNED BREITLING WATCH LTD., CASE NO. 1'421'097, MANUFACTURED IN 1973

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    Breitling. A rare stainless steel single button chronograph wristwatch with white dial and hack feature, made for the Canadian Air Force
    Signed Breitling Watch Ltd., case no. 1'421'097, manufactured in 1973
    Cal. Valjoux 236 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, white dial, luminous Arabic 6 and 12 numerals, the remaining Arabic numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, red chronograph hand, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutess register, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back engraved D.N.D., S/N NS 162, Stock No. 6645/21/802/126, one round chronograph button in the band, case and movement signed
    35.5 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Breitling, the present watch was made in 1973, fitted with a Valjoux 236 movement.

    During a short period between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, Breitling supplied a small number of single button chronograph watches to the Canadian Air Force, adapted following the specifications requested by the Ministry of Defence. The watches featured an unsigned white dial, a Valjoux 236 movement with hack feature, the outside of the case backs were marked with Ministry of Defence issue numbers.

    The outside of the case back of the present watch is engraved with the following markings:

    D.N.D. (Department of National Defence)
    S/N NS 162
    Stock No. 6645/21/802/1267

    NATO stock code, 6645-21-802-1267, NATO individual device number for this type of chronograph, 21 is the country code for Canada within NATO.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.