Pre-Owned Breitling by Analog Shift Pre-Owned Breitling Datora AS03661$12,250.00
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Case is in excellent condition with sharp edges throughout and no signs of over-polishing, showing very light signs of use and wear consistent with age. Non-luminous silver tone dial is in great condition. German language day/month calendars. Non-luminous Gold-toned handset is in similarly excellent condition. Rare faceted crown.
Includes one 19mm brown suede strap.
Why We Love It
We admit it, we have a love/hate relationship with Breitling.
In our opinion, the modern iteration of the brand has struggled with design and overall identity for decades. John Travolta, anyone?
But dismissing the brand entirely would be a mistake as well, as their archives are filled with both functional and beautiful designs from years past. Many of which feature quality movements from some of the best houses. And some don't. Sussing them out can be a challenge, and many a collector has been burned by a less-than Breitling timepiece in their collecting career. Of course, that's where we come in.
The example that we have here, a Reference 785, dates from the 1940s, and is driven by a Valjoux 72c ('c' for calendar) drivetrain and represents what some believe was the pinnacle of Breitling's achievements in complex chronograph production.
Outwardly, the watch is drenched with design; its cascading faceted bevels and crown vibrate with a timeless Art Deco styling. Its solid 18k gold case is crisp and its hallmarks clearly legible. On the dial, flashes of red in the tachymeter track and the arrow-shaped date indicator hand sing playfully against a the simple silver-tone backdrop with classic applied dart markers and a prominent applied Arabic 12:00 marker.
As handsome as it is elegant, this expression of the oft-praised Datora design is arguably the most striking Breitling chrono you've ever laid eyes on. Just wait until you put it on your wrist!
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