1945 Breitling Vintage Aviator's Ref. 760 Mens Chronograph Watch - 18K Rose Gold


Item No. JH06

Early examples of Breitling's chronographs are sought after by serious collector's, aviation enthusiasts, Hollywood celebrities and anyone who desires to wear a world-class timepiece. The dramatic wristwatch featured in this offering was one of the most popular pieces of its era for pilots, highly sought after by those individuals who had the means to afford one of the best aviation timepieces of the day encased in solid 18K gold.

Here are some of the qualities that won this watch its place among Breitling's fine timepieces:

  • Crown wheel mechanism for advanced timing accuracy
  • 45-minute timing system for longer recording of events
  • Full-featured, easy to read dial. The special outer tachometer ring measures the speed of objects, done especially for aviation and auto racing uses
  • Sleek and sexy professional style and full size case
  • Technologically advanced movement for men who demanded precision timing
  • Rare and beautiful original dial with very cool Art Deco numbers

We were fortunate to acquire it in such gorgeous all original condition. Appearing to have been stored away for most of its life, remarkably, it shows little signs of use. The 18K rose gold case presents in mint condition, retaining some of its original factory texturing. The 100% original dial is bright and beautiful with very light natural aging.

Its fine movement is clean and keeping time within a few seconds per day. It resets crisply to a perfect zero.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day 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.

This is a unique opportunity to own an extremely fine example of one of Breitling's sought after timekeeping instruments and a piece of aviation history.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Breitling
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: 1945
  • Functions: Time, Chronograph, Subsidiary seconds
  • Model: Premier, ref. 760
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Solid 18K rose gold
  • Case markings (inside): 18K
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with little wear and light signs of previous polishing
  • Dial: Silver, 100% original, signed Breitling Premier, unusual and dramatic silver Art Deco numbers and hour dots
  • Dial condition: Near mint with light natural aging
  • Hands: Original blue steel hour, minute, and chronograph hands, mint condition
  • Movement markings: Breitling, 17 Jewels, Swiss
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: High quality, lizard skin, hand-made in Switzerland, fully stitched for greater durability, brand new and unused, fitted with matching rose gold tone buckle
  • Crystal type: Extra-hard acrylic, unbreakable
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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