Breitling - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 2005
    Case No: 1’155’528
    Model Name: Superocean, "Slow Moving Chronograph"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7731, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in the 1960s, Breitling’s Superocean reference 2005 was very well received and achieved overnight success. Unlike most chronograph watches which feature a hand that displays a seconds-counter, the present watch has a distinctive feature that distinguishes itself from its peers – an intriguing chronograph complication with a single hand counting elapsed minutes. This model is often referred to as “Slow Moving Chronograph”, due to the fact that it only counts minutes.

    The window at 6 o'clock shows a black circle when the chronograph is not running, a white circle when activated, and a small dot when stopped. The present watch was also fitted with a seconds subsidiary register at 9 o’clock. The reference 2005 features a Venus 188 caliber manual movement housed in a beautiful, slick stainless steel case. The present watch is in great condition and is a true rarity in the secondary 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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Ref. 2005
A fine and rare stainless steel “Slow Moving Chronograph” wristwatch with seconds register

Circa 1967
40 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$65,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018