1948 Breitling Vintage Aviator's Ref. 760 Mens Chronograph Watch - 18K Rose Gold


Item No. 6548

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
  • Original silver dial with cool numerals

We were fortunate to acquire it in such gorgeous original condition. It is original down to dial, hands, and even the crystal! The only part that may been replaced is the crown, which might be a very well-matching vintage replacement. It is correctly unsigned.

Appearing to have been stored away for most of its life, the watch shows only light signs of use.

Its 18K rose gold case presents as just short of mint condition and has never been polished since leaving the factory. Its original dial is also just short of perfect mint.

One of our watchmakers has just disassembled the watch down to its last screw and fully serviced it. Its fine movement is clean and running strong and very true. 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.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

This is a special opportunity to own a very 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: 1948
  • Serial no.: 510,199
  • Functions: Time, Chronograph, Subsidiary seconds
  • Model: Premier, ref. 760
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Solid 18K rose gold
  • Case markings (inside): 18K
  • Case condition: Just short of perfect mint. Unpolished since leaving the factory with very crisp lines and original factory brushing.
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: 100% original, bright and attractive, signed Breitling, tachometer scale for measuring speeds without calculations, silver with black painted numerals, just short of perfect mint
  • Hands: All original, blue steel hour, minute, and lozenge chronograph hands
  • Movement markings: Breitling, 17 Jewels, Swiss
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Original, acrylic, very good condition
  • 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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