Breitling Windrider Chrono Sextant Mens Chronograph Watch B55045, Stainless Steel & 18K Gold


Item No. AB 4

Today's offering showcases this very cool and collectible Windrider Chrono Sextant watch. Produced in fairly small quantities for a few years in the mid-1990's and ceasing production in 1997, very nice examples don't come up for sale often.

In many ways it looks like a traditional Breitling chronograph - 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 "an instrument for professionals."

However, besides being uncommon, the Chrono Sextant possesses two other unusual features. First it 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.

Secondly, it features a Frederic Piguet designed electromechanical movement that combines a quartz watch movement with a mechanical chronograph module. This special marriage gives the watch the unrivaled accuracy of quartz timekeeping with the elegance of a mechanical chronograph. As a mechanical chronograph it has the ability to measure events in 1/5 of a second increments using only the sweep hand and doesn't need an additional subdial.

This dial variation is our favorite - the blue and slate look beautiful together and the slate makes a very nice combination with the steel case.

It is scratch-free and in just short of mint condition - on the wrist it presents as mint. We don't rate it perfect mint because it shows signs of having been polished by Breitling. It was previously fully serviced by Breitling authorized vintage service center at a cost of $725, and comes complete with a new Breitling band and original Breitling buckle.

Accompanying it are its original boxes and booklets and the servicing receipt.

Included with the purchase is a new one-year international warranty on the movement and its function.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Breitling
  • Model: Ref. B55045
  • Serial no.: 10173
  • Gender: Mens
  • Movement: Mechanical and Quartz
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Thickness: 11mm thick
  • Case Diameter: 36.5mm diameter (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case Back: Screw Down Waterproof
  • Case Condition: Presents as mint with fairly light signs of polishing. All markings on the back are intact and readable but a little light.
  • Case Markings: Breitling, Stainless steel, Swiss Made, B55045, Water resistant
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quartz Time, Mechanical Chronograph, Quick-Set Date, Waterproof
  • Bezel: Unidirectional Rotating, Stainless steel with 18K tabs
  • Dial: Slate with royal blue sub-dials, gold rimmed markers and subdials, tachymetre scale, aperture for the date, mint condition
  • Hands: Gold luminous batons
  • Band: B
  • Band Width: 18-16mm
  • Movement Type: Breitling 55
  • Calendar: Date Display between 4 and 5 o'clock position
  • Water Resistant: 100 meters / 330 feet
  • Crystal: Cambered, sapphire, excellent condition with glare-proofing intact
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email for details.
  • Box/Papers: Yes. Original boxes, booklets, and servicing receipt from last Breitling servicing
  • 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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