Breitling. A Fine Stainless Steel Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch
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Breitling. A Fine Stainless Steel Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch

SIGNED BREITLING, DUOGRAPH, REF. 762, CASE NO. 609'272, CIRCA 1945

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Breitling. A Fine Stainless Steel Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch
Signed Breitling, Duograph, Ref. 762, Case no. 609'272, Circa 1945
Mechanical jewelled lever movement, silvered dial, applied Arabic and arrow-shaped numerals, outer five minute divisions, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45 minutes register, outer blue tachymeter scale, circular case, snap on back, two rectangular chronograph pushers in the band and a third to activate split-seconds in the crown, case numbered, dial and movement signed
35.5mm diam.
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Lot Essay

Among all models ever made by Breitling, “Duograph” split-seconds chronographs are certainly to be counted as some of rarest and most desirable. The present lot is one of the most exciting and original Duograph models to ever come to the market. Given their rarity and value, it is no wonder that many questionable examples have appeared to the market in recent years.

Presented in all-original, excellent condition with an unpolished, beautiful steel case. Additionally, it has confirmation of its full originality from noted Breitling experts. Notably, this example features the original “Duograph” text on the dial that is often missing from those examples called into question by experts. Experts believe the present case was made in 1945 based on its serial number, but that many of the Duographs were then “built-to-order” in the coming years. Based on the dial and hands, the best guess is that this watch was completed around 1950 to 1952.

Given the increasing demand from collectors for split-seconds chronographs, which are noted to be some of the most complicated and demanding movements to make, the present watch is a truly rare opportunity to purchase one of the finest and most-original Duographs to ever come to market.

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