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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3295M Marlborough
October 11, 2019 10:00AMCalender
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Breitling Chronomat "Chrono-Matic" Reference 1808 Wristwatch

$1,845$1,500
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Breitling Chronomat "Chrono-Matic" Reference 1808 Wristwatch, c. 1968, large stainless steel case with interior rotating slide-rule bezel, thirty-minute and twelve-hour subsidiary dials, calendar at 6, bright orange-tipped chronograph hand along with minute and hour hands, signed crown, 17-jewel caliber 12 automatic movement, screw-back case marked "11525/67/1808/1255235," dia. 48 mm.

Provenance: This watch was purchased in 1970 by the current consignor.

Note: The newly developed automatic chronograph, with micro-rotor movement and its crown on the left, was introduced as a caliber 11 from a calibration between Heuer, Breitling, and Hamilton-Buren, created to compete with Zenith's El Primero as the first automatic chronograph.
Estimate $800-1,200

currently winding setting and ticking but loosing time. chronograph functioning.


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Keywords

Breitling, Brands, Breitling Chronomat, Breitling SA, Chronograph, Clocks, Gallet & Co., Luxury brands, TAG Heuer, Timers, Watches, Zenith