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Breitling Vintage Clamshell Chronograph Pre-Premier


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Basic Info

Brand Breitling
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Year 1940s
Condition 1 (mint)
Location United States, Florida, MIAMI
Price [SOLD]
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Venus 175


Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 mm




Up for grabs is a rare and early Breitling chronograph, housed in a “clamshell” case. The clamshell case was patented by Gallet, and used by a variety of brands, designed as the first waterproof chronograph, with a 3-piece case design. This Breitling dates to the 1940s, and features a beautiful 3-color dial.

The condition of this Breitling chronograph is excellent. The case does not show signs of overpolishing, or much at all. The dial is in great condition for its age, only showing very minor spotting, consistent with its age. The lume in both hands and dial are still present, however, the hands have likely been redone at some point in the past.