1945 Breitling Datora Ref.785 Chronograph

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Amazing and truly rare timepiece by Breitling from ca.1945. The Datora series combines the avant-garde horological technologies of the 1940s with an understated yet very elegant design. It is useful and advanced watch powered by Valjoux 72C, a variation of the legendary Valjoux 72, where "C" means "Calendar" offering robust 3-reg chronograph along with full calendar showing day, date, and month.

This particular example is notable for extremely crisp and probably unpolished stainless steel case and amazingly mint silver-white dial with the charming set of blue steel hands. 

Amazing all original condition. Perfectly functional. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed high polished and satin finishing.
  • Most likely unpolished. All numbers are crisp and visible. Minor traces of use and scratches on the caseback. 
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original unsigned steel crown. Original rectangular pushers in outstanding condition.
  • Original acrylic crystal.
  • Serial number: 608963
  • Reference number: 785

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with full calendar and chronograph complications
    • Valjoux 72
    • Nickel-plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.
    • Service history is unknown, however, the watch shows strong results: 245 deg. of amplitude, +5 seconds a day, 1 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Original dial in exceptional condition showing uneven ageing of the surface which is visible only with the loupe and special light conditions.
    • Signed "Breitling Datora" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock. 
    • Raised golden Arabic numerals.
    • Original blue steel hands

    Delivery set:

    • The watch handmade Italian leather strap and generic steel buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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