Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu

To be Sold on: 16th March 2021

Estimate: £600 - £800

A Chronomat chronograph wristwatch, by Breitling, circa 1950s, the signed silvered dial with gilt Arabic numerals, outer scales for chronograph seconds, and outer blue scales for 1000-60 and 0-20, centre sweep chronograph seconds hand and two subsidiary dials for running seconds and chronograph 0-30 minutes, signed jewelled movement, the plated brass case with stainless steel screw down back numbered ‘3167’, with chronograph stop and start buttons to the band, to a later brown leather strap, dial diameter 30mm. £600-£800

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A Chronomat chronograph wristwatch, by Breitling, circa 1950s, the signed silvered dial with gilt Arabic numerals, outer scales for chronograph seconds, and outer blue scales for 1000-60 and 0-20, centre sweep chronograph seconds hand and two subsidiary dials for running seconds and chronograph 0-30 minutes, signed jewelled movement, the plated brass case with stainless steel screw down back numbered ‘3167’, with chronograph stop and start buttons to the band, to a later brown leather strap, dial diameter 30mm. £600-£800

Condition Report

The dial shows wear/age spotting throughout - see pictures. The centre sweep seconds hand would probably have been blued steel, but is tarnished throughout, with some tarnish to the subsidiary dial hands. The glass show slight wear only. The movement shows some dirt, etc, but runs when wound - untested for timekeeping. The chronograph function stops and starts, but no reset (the chronograph minutes subsidiary dial hand is slightly misaligned. The case shows shows general surface wear, with one patch of plating missing next to the crown. The brown leather strap is later, in good used condition. Case diameter 36mm.
We recommend that all watches purchased at auction will require/benefit from a full service. Please note this watch case has been opened during cataloguing and may require professional resealing.