Breitling. A Limited Edition Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
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Breitling. A Limited Edition Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date


Breitling. A Limited Edition Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
Signed Breitling, Rolls Royce Limited Edition Montbrillant 1903 Chronograph Made for the National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee Recipients & Aviation Dignitaries, Ref. A35330, Case No. 702'991, Circa 2006
Automatic jewelled movement, silvered matte dial, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, chronograph hand with the B counter weight, outer calibrated black tachometer scale, inner red 100 unit track, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 10 minute register, date aperture at 6 o'clock, Rolls Royce trademark below center of dial, circular case, two round chronograph buttons in the band, bidirectional milled slide rule bezel, screw case back with raised commemorative plane and 100 Ans D'Aviation 1903-2003, stainless steel Breitling buckle, case, dial and movement signed
42mm diam.
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Accompanied by an undated Breitling Attestation De Chronomètre, undated International Warranty Certificate, Registration Card, product literature, tie tag, presentation box and outer packaging.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the Wright Brothers and the birthplace of aviation. It was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964 and is dedicated to preserving and memorializing the accomplishments of America's aerospace pioneers and leaders as well as inspiring future generations.

Cliff Robertson (1925-2011) was enshrined in the NAHF in 2006. He pursued a career in aviation and attempted to join the Naval Air Corps, but was instead sent to Maritime officers' school. With less than 20/20 vision, he was ineligible to fly in the United States. He began acting and writing and worked his way up to Broadway. He received an Emmy for his leading role in The Game and an Oscar for Best Actor in Charly. Later Mr. Robertson was selected to play President John F. Kennedy by the President himself in the movie PT-109. His more recent films include the Spiderman franchise, playing Ben Parker, the uncle of Peter Parker.
Robertson was an advocate for both general and military aviation and received many awards for the time and speeches he gave on behalf of aviation, including the 1987 EAA's highest honor Freedom of Flight award and the 2003 Veteran of the Year award by the American Veterans Association.

He was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2006 for his contributions to the field of aviation and for giving back to the aviation community and was presented with this Breitling watch.

Cliff Robertson passed away in New York on September 10, 2011, of natural causes, just a day after his 88th birthday.

The list of recipients who have received one of these rare limited edition watches includes Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, John H. Glenn, James A. Lovell, Thomas Stafford, and Harrison Ford, among other important dignitaries and aviation legends.

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