|Price||2,750 € (= $2,904)|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||36.5 x 44 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
|Lug width||20 mm Size guide|
|Center Seconds, Small Seconds, Luminescent Numerals, Luminescent Hands, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts, Luminous indexes|
A chronograph that was first overshadowed by Chronomat and then by Navitimer, but apparently deserving a lot more appreciation than it currently gets. Less known Ref.174 made by Breitling in the mid-40s, features very beautiful one-piece nickel-plated case designed just like Patek's Calatrava 565, screw-down caseback, round pushers and high-grade Venus 170 manual-winding movement. This particular piece boasts with near-immaculate dial and fully-serviced movement. A true tool watch with tons of elegance and character.
The watch went through complete service in October 2016.
Manufacturer: Breilting, Switzerland
Type: Manual-winding 2-reg chronograph
Year of production: ca.1946
Case type: 2-body, with screw-down caseback, mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
Case material: Nickel-plated case + stainless steel caseback
Case measurement: 36.5 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 639023
Case back: Screw-back, signed with reference and serial numbers on the outer side of the caseback along with "Stainless Steel Back / Shock Protected / Antimagnetic / Waterproof / Swiss Made"
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crown, steel "mushroom" pushers.
Movement type: Manual-winding 45-minutes chronograph with pillar wheel seconds
Movement model: Venus Cal.170, signed "Breitling". 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, shock-protection.
Movement serial number: n/a
Dial: Silver dial decorated with printed blue tachymeter scale on the outer perimeter of the dial, black printed seconds scale and luminous (radium) Arabic numerals. Signed "Breilting" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock. Small seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock, 45-minutes counter's subsidiary dial at 12 o'clock.
Hands: Blue-steel luminous hours and minutes hands, blue steel sweep seconds hand and chrono hands.
Case condition: 0 (unworn). Professionally re-plated, sharp, showing no traces of use. Very strong and sharp edges.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) professionally serviced in October 2016. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched dial in outstanding condition. Tiny scratch on the sub-dial at 6 o'clock. Minor to no aging of the surface. Original hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with brand-new genuine leather strap or neylon NATO strap and generic steel buckle. Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty
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