10 November 2014
Breitling. A large, fine and attractive stainless steel antimagnetic chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
Signed Breitling, anti-magnetic, case no. 427'686, circa 1940
Cal. 41 mechanical jewelled movement, two-tone silvered matte dial with bronze track, painted Arabic numerals, inner spiral tachymetre scale, railway fifth of a second divisions combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, outer telemetre scale, three large sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, large circular case, downturned lugs, stepped bezel, snap on back, stainless steel Breitling buckle, dial signed.
37 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Breitling, this watch was produced between 1938 and 1943 and fitted with a Landeron 42 calibre
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