|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||41mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||48mm|
This watch got her fame when Jean Claude Killy wore when he won the gold medal in all three alpine skiing events at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. Apparently only 1000 pieces have been produced between 1965 and 1967. It is striking the large size of the watch for this period and the amazing larger sub dial that gives a beautiful aesthetic to the dial. It is a real collectible piece.
Beautiful Breilting 765 CP with Panda dial with baton marking the hours and 3 sub dials, a larger one at 3 o’clock for the minutes, hours at 6 o’clock and seconds at 9 o’clock. The hands are white with Sword style. Luminous are excellent. The watch has a be-directional black bezel with graduation up to 11. The crown comes with the Breitling logo. The case is in stainless steel and never has been polished. It is a screwed back case with engraved inside “Breitling Watch Limited Swiss – 11413XX” and outside “Breitling 114XXXX – 765 CP – Waterproof – Shock Protected – Antimagnetic – Stainless steel”. The watch comes with a manual winding movement with caliber Venus 178 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a black leather Breitling strap with stainless steel Breitling buckle. Width between lugs is 22mm.
Leon Breitling started Breitling in 1884 with his own chronograph. In 1892, Leon built a watch manufacture called “G. Leon Breitling S.A., Montbrillant Watch Factory. In 1914, Gaston Breitling takes over the business and creates the “Vitesse” model. In 1932 Willy Breitling took over his father and creates the “Chronomat” in 1947 and then the “Navitimer” in 1952. In 1962, a Breitling chronograph was catapulted into the space at astronaut Scott Carpenter wrist. Then came the famous caliber 11 in 1969 called “Chronomatic” developed by Breitling and Heuer. The story of Breitling ended in 1979 before being revived by Ernest Schneider in 1982 and managed today by his son Theodore.
Manual wind movement with caliber Venus 178 with hours, minutes and seconds, 60 seconds, 15 minutes and 12 hours, pillar wheel. It comes with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h and 45 hours of power reserve. The movement is from the 1950’s.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 41mm
Length including lugs: 48mm