1967 Breitling Chronomat - Ref. 808 - FULL SET
A Fine and Legendary chronograph with all its original papers.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Chronomat was the first chronograph to feature a slide-rule. This model is considered as a milestone in the chronograph history. The Chronomat was, with the Navitimer, considered by the pilots as the the first choice but was especially made for engineers, mathematicians and those who made it their task to solve problems. It is a legendary watch, a must have for any watch collector, especially with all the original papers, a nice touch is the 1967 advertisement.
This is one amazingly attractive chronograph.
The Breitling Chronomat 808 introduced a major change versus its 769 predecessor along with more subtle updates. Gone were the rectangular pushers in favor of round pump pushers. Big dagger hands replaced earlier needles. Additonally, a larger signed crown joined the fray to help the Chronomat fit in with other Breitlings of the era. Dial-wise, applied baton hour markers replaced former versions often found with Arabic numerals. The Venus 175 remained in place ad the Brevet (patent number) moved from the dial to the snap-back case back.
- Model: Chronomat
- Reference: 808
- Case N°: 1075XXX
- Year: 1967
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxT): 37x12mm
- Caliber: Manually wound Breitling (Base: Venus 175 TJ)
- Bracelet/Strap: Genuine leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: Breitling box + Original Breitling guarantee + Owner manual + Original 1967 advert.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This chronograph is in very well preserved condition, the bezel is not loose as it might be on the vast majority of the Chronomat from this era. The extremely rare full set makes this legendary watch a rare and very appealing timepiece. All parts are original and untouched. It has an elegant and sporty presence on the wrist an can be worn daily.