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Vintage Breitling AVI ref #765 circa 1965

$14,500.00

Very nice condition example vintage Breitling AVI  ref# 765 CP aviator’s chronograph, case serial # 1.015 million circa 1967. Featuring a 41mm diameter case with screw down case back, round pushers, signed Breitling crown, stainless steel rotating bezel with shallow engraved hour designations. Bezel clicks with each 1 hour adjustment. With very nice condition matte black original dial with oversized white registers, luminous bar hour markers, luminous 15 minute register hand at 3 o’clock, and arrow tipped chrono runner hand. Dial shows some loss of luminous, but dial remains pleasing and attractive. Luminous hands have been nicely restored to match the dial, yet appear original. Screw down caseback marked 765 and AVI in large engraved font.

This model is much rarer than the more well known Navitimer model. Early versions of the co-pilot came with a black bakelite hours bezel,  and then this next, very rare, generation with steel hours bezel,  Like the navitimer, this model is powered by the Venus 178 caliber movement. A beautiful condition example in every respect, just meticulously serviced, left unpolished as acquired, and guaranteed genuine and in excellent operating condition, with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

AVI

Model/Case Ref#

765

Case mm

41mm

Circa

1965

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

Black Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

round pushers, unsigned crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Venus caliber 178

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

sporty leather strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

22mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Breitling & Pre-owned Breitling Watches

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Breitling, more so than any other Swiss watch brand is associated with aviation.

Breiting may have the distinction of introducing the first, and most well known “tool” watches; watches designed for a specific function, particularly as adjunct instruments for private, commercial, and military pilots.

Some of Breitling’s most well known and collectible vintage models include the 1950’s and 1960’s era Chronomat, the Navitimer and 24 hour Cosmonature version, as well as the very scarce and desirable AVI (Avigation) and Co-Pilot models. These large aviator chronographs are extremely desirable and have seen huge increases in value in recent years. Many of the classic Breitling models have been introduced in more contemporary versions. Used examples of these more contemporary models can be purchased at good discounts and represent good value in modern sporty chronograph and diver’s models.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Breitling watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.