Breitling - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: A13050.1
    Case No: 1251/1997
    Model Name: Chronomat
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breitling buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Breitling Chronomat Royal Air Force Hong Kong is a limited edition release of 1997 chronograph watches to commemorate the 1997 “handover” of Hong Kong to China following British rule since 1842. The case back features the squadron emblem and dated 1924-1997 with a similar logo on the dial at the 3 o’clock.

  • 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. A13050.1
A fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel chronograph Royal Air Force Hong Kong wristwatch with date, made to commemorate the 1997 Handover of Hong Kong to China. Number 1251 of a limited edition of 1997 pieces.

Circa 1997
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

HK$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for HK$12,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019