11 May 2009
Breitling. A fine stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
Signed Breitling, ref. 783, case no. 4'495'512, manufactured in 1947
Cal. Vénus 179-14 nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, two-tone silvered dial, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, outer five minute divisions and blue tachymetre scale, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular case, downturned angular lugs, snap on back, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through two rectangular buttons in the band and through the crown, case numbered, dial signed
35 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Breitling, the present watch was manufactured in 1947.
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