Worn by Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Jerry Seinfeld, and Tommy Lee Jones, the Breitling watches are favorites of Hollywood celebrities and anyone desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction (Willis and Seinfeld both wear Chronomats).
Today's offering showcases this very cool Callisto watch.
In many ways it looks like a traditional Breitling chronograph and its design is very similar to a Chronomat - like most it showcases sophisticated lines, unique rider tab style bezel, and an attention to detail in both the aesthetic and technical realm. It is a sturdy, precise and functional chronograph - "an instrument for professionals."
The Callisto is slightly unusual, in that while most Breitling chronographs have full size dimensions, the Callisto measures a little over 36mm in diameter, making it perfect for those with less sizable wrists and 10% - 20% (or more) smaller than many other Breitling chronos.
Besides the size, the movement really makes the watch special. Powering it is Breitling's caliber 11 handwound engine, the Breitling finished version of the Lemania 1863.
It is the 12-hour version of the more well-known Caliber 12 movement, which was used in the Breitling Cosmonaute II. The Callisto uses the regular movement, whereas the Cosmonaute sports a 24-hour geared 1873 (so that the hour hand makes a full cycle in 24 hours). Those movements were used by Breitling from the 1980s, until they became unavailable in 2002.
The Lemania 1863 is the same base movement for the Omega 861, that powers many collectable Omega Speedmasters and other Omega chronographs.
This original Certified Pre-Owned Callisto presents in excellent condition. It has all its original parts.
The case is near mint with light wear and does not appear to have ever been polished. The dial is original and mint with beautiful toned original luminous that perfectly matches the hands. Its original crystal is in very good condition and still retains its anti-glare film.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Since its founding in 1884, the Breitling firm has been known for working tirelessly to define what the perfect watch should be. Embraced by pilots since the dawning of aeronautics, Breitling watches are the only ones that grace the wrists of the world's elite aerobatic groups, namely the Blue Angels, the Thunderbirds, The British Red Arrows, and the Russian Knights. Breitling's timepieces rank with Vacheron & Constantin as the world's most superb and expensive timepieces.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 14970
Model: Callisto, ref. 80520-D (the case version with the high polish finish)
Year made: The model was made from 1987/1988 to 1992
Movement: Handwound Breitling Caliber 11
Case Material: Stainless Steel & 18K Gold
Case Shape: Round
Case Diameter: 36.3mm diameter (excluding crown) by 41mm long lug tip to tip
Functions: Hours/ Minutes/ Seconds/ Chronograph
Bezel: Unidirectional Rotating
Dial Color: Navy Blue
Dial Markers: Luminous Batons
Hands: Luminous Gold Batons
Luminiscents: Hands and Dial Markers
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Band Width: 18mm
Movement Type: Breitling 11
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel and Solid 18K Gold
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Servicing: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.. 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 14 days after it has been received. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the buying experience. View our feedback and shop with confidence.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.