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Breitling “Clamshell” Chronograph, 1940s

CHF 7,000

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Extremely rare and beautifully preserved 36mm all steel BREITLING chronograph, housed in waterproof “clamshell” case (Pat. №189190), powered by Venus 175, made circa 1940s. Original silver dial in great condition for its age, only showing very minor spotting, has taken on a lovely patina over time. The lume in both hands and dial are still present. The watch is paired with NOS vintage leather strap to complete the look.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs, stepped bezel, case back held by 4 screws. D. Silver with painted luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 45-minute counter, 1/5 second/minute divisions with five minute Arabic numerals. Steel blued luminous hands. M. Cal. Venus 175, rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self- compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial, case, and movement signed. Dim. 36 mm.

Watch is in overall great condition 9/10, running and ready to wear or gift!

PLAIN FACTS

Brand Breitling
Model Clamshell
Reference N/A
Year Circa 1940s
Movement Hand-winding
Calibre Cal. Venus 175
Case material Stainless steel
Case size 36 mm
Bracelet NOS vintage brown leather strap, vintage steel buckle
Features Clamshell case, rare original dial and handset, 
Box/Papers No box, no papers

CONDITION REPORT

In fully working order. Very good vintage condition 9/10, minor surface and crystal scratches, scuffs and discoloration through the age. Minor patina on the dial. Slightly bended chronograph hand. New old stock vintage leather strap. No box, no papers.

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