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Vintage Breitling Co-Pilot 765 CP circa 1966

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Great condition example vintage Breitling Co-Pilot ref 765 CP circa 1966. Featuring 41mm diameter case with screw down case back, round pushers, signed Breitling crown, beautiful condition original dial, and with rare split hours and minutes bezel. This is the classic aviator’s chronograph with large contrasting silver registers and distinctive oversized 15 minute register at 3 o’clock with 3 minute indications.

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, the next generation with steel hours bezel, and this very small production example from 1966, with it’s distinctive and very minty condition split hours and minutes rotating bezel. Like the navitimer, this model is powered by the Venus 178 caliber movement. The case back serial # 1.140,xxx corresponds to the 1966 production year.  A beautiful condition example in every respect, fitted with a sporty bone white strap with polished rivet accents. Guaranteed genuine and in excellent operating condition.

See the following links to two very informative blogs about the Breathing Co-pilot models: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/vintage-breitling-765-avi-week-on-the-wrist.

https://monochrome-watches.com/breitling-765-avico-pilot-series-watches-part/

 

Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Co-Pilot

Model/Case Ref#

765-CP

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Serial#

1140XXX

Circa

1966

Case mm

41mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

n/a

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

round pushers, Signed 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.

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