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  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 815
    Case No: 1'430'691
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 7736, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Breitling calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breitling buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of the present watch, please see I Cronografi da Polso Preziose Memorie del XX Secolo, Volume II by Paul White, page 176.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 was manufactured from the early 1970s. It features a stainless steel snap on case back and is powered by the Valjoux 7736 movement. It features a silvered sunburst dial and three black subsidiary dials. The present watch is a very charismatic example.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1884

    The firm started by Leon Breitling in 1884 is best known for its technical aviation and oceanic watches. Today, all models are outfitted with certified chronometer movements, used for accurate timing. Early aviation pioneers in specialized chronograph timepieces, Breitling introduced the circular slide rule to watches in the 1940s for use by pilots. The firm’s most iconic chronograph, the Navitimer, was introduced in 1954 and continues to be manufactured today. Another key model is the Duograph, a split-seconds chronograph that was Breitling's most prestigious wristwatch during the 1940s through '60s. Their watches are built on their reputation for precision and sturdiness.

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Ref. 815
A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1973
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$47,500

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