Breitling - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 1960’s
    Reference No: 765 CP
    Case No: 1’055’049
    Model Name: Co-pilot
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 178, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Breitling AVI timepieces were initially launched in 1953 with a large case dimension at the time measuring 41mm diameter. With tremendous history in manufacturing pilot’s timepieces, vintage Breitling timepieces remains relevant even in today’s standards due to its distinct tool watch appeal and its reliable Venus based chronograph movements. With an element of charm derived from its larger 15 minute register with luminous markers and hand, the 765 CP is easily recognizable.

    The present example of a ref. 765 CP “Co-Pilot” is presented in attractive overall condition boasting a nice case with uninterrupted bevels. Furthermore, it is double signed by French retailer Lip, enhancing its rarity to a heightened level. Coming from the family of the original owner, it is the first time for the present example to appear in the market.

  • 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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From the family of the original owner


Ref. 765 CP
A fine and rare stainless steel pilot’s chronograph wristwatch retailed by Lip

Circa 1960’s
41mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020