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BREITLING Compass Explorateur, Ref. 80940

CHF 2,000


Very rare large BREITLING “Explorateur” Ref. 80940, navigational diving wristwatch, equipped with integrated magnetic compass, made circa 1986. This watch was only manufactured by Breitling for one year and hardly any of these survive today. With its black PVD case in aluminium it already looks and feels tool-ish, but when it’s opened – inside is a compass that can be removed, or read through the back. This watch was engineered to work in extreme conditions (-20°C to +50°C), to meet “military and scientific requirements” according to the original ad. Diameter is 46.5 mm (incl. crown), thickness 15.5 mm.

Watch is in overall great condition 8/10, running and ready to wear or gift!


Brand Breitling
Model Explorateur / Compass
Reference Ref. 80940
Year 1986
Movement Quartz
Calibre Cal. ETA 955.112
Case material PVD Aluminium
Case size Diameter 46.5 mm, thickness 15.5 mm
Bracelet rubber strap, TROPIC-style
Features Integrated compass, rare
Box/Papers No box, no papers


In fully working order. Very good condition 8/10, minor surface scratches and discoloration through the age. The compass needs refilling, rubber strap is not original. No box, no papers.

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches. Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.


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