Breitling Ellesse Design Mens Wind Direction Bezel Watch, 82.270 - 18K Gold Plated & Stainless Steel


Item No. 8185

In 1985, in collaboration and partnership with the famous Italian sports fashion manufacturer Ellese and design studio Archap, Breitling developed an unusual ref., 82.270. The model was made both in this mens size and a ladies reference.

It features a bi-directional rotating bezel that has been said it could be used for navigation or wind direction for yachting.

Not a widely bought watch, very few can be found today. In fact, you'll have trouble finding many other examples for sale anywhere, no matter how hard you search the web.

For those not familiar Ellesse earned their appeal by combining sportswear functionality with street-level fashion styling. They was one of the first sportswear brands to feature their logo prominently on the outside of their garments and had celebrity endorsements that included Tommy Haas, Chris Evert, Guillermo Vilas, Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, Arantxa Sánchez and Anna Kournikova, skiers Marc Girardelli and Jean-Luc Crétier, and Formula 1 driver Alain Prost.

Other celebrities associated with the brand included boxer Muhammad Ali, Liam Smith Natas Kaupas and Maurice Cheeks, and actors Brigitte Nielsen and Roger Moore.

We're pleased to offer today an example of this rare watch in gorgeous condition.

It has all of its original parts. It presents in gorgeous condition - it presents as a 9.6 out of 10. Its case has light remnants of wear to the back and shows only very light signs of having been previously polished - on the wrist it presents as mint. And its clean white timeless dial is untouched and mint condition.

A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and installed a new battery. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

If you're a Breitling collector don't miss this one. You might never, ever find another 82.270 that presents quite as well!

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.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Breitling
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1985 or shortly thereafter
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date, N,E,S,W bezel
  • Model: "Ellesse Design", Ref. 82.270
  • Designed for: Men 
  • Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter (excluding crown), 42.5mm lug tip to tip
  • Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of mint condition with light remnants of wear to to the back which shows only very light signs of having been previously polished. The gold plating may have been redone. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.
  • Dial: White, gold applique baton indices, signed Breitling, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, luminous gold batons, "lozenge" gold sweep hand
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Band width: 16mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire, excellent condition
  • Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and installed a new battery. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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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