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Breitling 817

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1975 | Original box | No original papers
$16,743
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Basic Info

Listing code K452D1
Brand Breitling
Reference number 817
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1975
Condition
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Italy, montelibretti
Price €15,000 (= $16,743) [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Chronograph

Other

Small seconds, Luminous numerals, Luminous hands, Chronometer, Luminous indices

Description

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The Breitling 817 was introduced in 1975 as an instrument watch expressly designed for military use. Commissioned by the Italian Army, the watches were given to helicopter pilots, with many of the classic hallmarks typically associated with military pilot's wristwatches.

Each piece was designed to meet the "Wrist Stopwatch" or "cp-1" requirements of the Italian Army and, unlike many military examples, were never commercially available to civilians.

Only 500 references were made, with only a handful recorded among collectors, making it probably one of the rarest collections of military wristwatches ever produced.

This Breitling 817, with serial number (ei 0387) has a round stainless steel case with large chronograph pushers and an unsigned original fluted crown. The case measures 39.5 mm in diameter (to cp-1 specification) and features thick straight-line lugs with sharp bevels, maintaining exceptional definition. Like all original examples, the screw-down case back features rarely preserved military engravings; "e.i" (Esercito Italiano) translates to "Italian Army," along with its military escort number.

The case features a two-way rotating black aluminum bezel, pvd-coated with sixty-minute graduation.

Inside the watch, it houses a Valjoux caliber 236 winding movement (signed "Breitling"), beating at a rate of 21,600 a/h. Born from a famous family of column-wheel chronographs, the Valjoux 236 is derived from the 17-jewel, two-register base caliber Valjoux 23, which boasts an increased beating frequency.

It comes with its original Japanese-made expandable bracelet. It is in very good condition considering its issued condition. the watch also comes with its rare original packaging.

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Seller

SB
Private Seller
Sara B.
User since 2020
Location

Italy

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