Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

Regular price
$3,990
Regular price
Sale price
$3,990
REF A17331
Automatic-winding
45 MM
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SKU AS07983
Article Number 40940061
ref A17331
case size 45 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Stainless steel slant-link bracelet with signed, locking clasp. Also includes signed leather card holder, instruction booklet, and chronometre certificate.
overall condition Excellent condition throughout. Untouched case shows only light wear consistent with gentle use. Dial is as-new.
REF A17331
Automatic-winding
45 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07983
Article Number 40940061
ref A17331
case size 45 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Stainless steel slant-link bracelet with signed, locking clasp. Also includes signed leather card holder, instruction booklet, and chronometre certificate.
overall condition Excellent condition throughout. Untouched case shows only light wear consistent with gentle use. Dial is as-new.

Why We Love it

Breitling has long been purveyor of chronographs to pilots, but in the 1950's, the popularity of dive watches like the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms pushed the company to enter the underwater race.

In 1957, Breitling released both a time-only dive watch, the SuperOcean Reference 1004, and a chronograph in the form of the Reference 807. These timepieces would be the start of a long-lasting and ever-evolving line of nautical watches beloved by many — a line continued in recent decades by the likes of the Avenger Seawolf.

The particular iteration we’re offering here is a beast (in the most endearing way possible) — it’s the Avenger II Seawolf!

Housed in an unabashedly hefty 45mm stainless steel case, this piece features a rotating steel bezel with engraved markers and Breilting’s signature ‘rider tabs’ as well as a signed, screw-lock crown; a sapphire crystal; and a stainless steel ‘slant-link’ bracelet with a signed, push-button deployant clasp.  

The luminous, gloss-black dial features applied Arabic indices, a framed date window at 3 o’clock, a matching stick handset, and a subtle ‘decimeter’ scale located within the chapter ring. (For the uninitiated, a 0-100 scale is used when calculating time in hundredths of a minute in scientific and industrial applications.)

Powered by Breitling’s COSC-certified Calibre 17 self-winding movement, this piece is accompanied by some of its factory goods including a signed leather card holder, instruction booklet, and a chronometre certificate. 

Need a robust diver for the warmer months ahead? Then add this one to your short list!

Brand Story

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Breitling, one of the most illustrious names in the annals of the “tool watch,” was founded by Léon Breitling in 1892. And though the firm is no longer operated by its namesake family, it still produces some of the world’s best pilot’s watches, many of which now feature in-house movements.

The company first started manufacturing wrist chronographs as early as the 1930s. In 1936 they became an official supplier to military forces of the United Kingdom and Canada. While perhaps best known for the Navitimer and Chronomat lines — which were used heavily by pilots of many nations — Breitling also produced scores of other chronograph models that merit consideration, such as the more affordable Top Time and Premier. Dive watches, such as the Super Ocean, are also part of the company’s offerings.

The late 1970s was a turbulent time for the Swiss watch industry, and many storied houses were swept away by the Quartz Crisis. By 1978, Breitling was in trouble due to the illness of its leader, Willy Breitling, and the steep decline in sales that had cut through the entire industry. Unable to keep operations going, the company was liquidated, and parts, toolings and naming rights were sold off.
Between 1979 and 2017, Breitling continued under the ownership of the Schneider family. In 2017 an 80% stake in the firm was sold to a British private equity firm, with the remaining 20% sold in 2018. In 2019, the company released the caliber B01, an in-house, automatic chronograph movement that’s since found its way into the Chronomat and Navitimer collections, bringing the tale of this famed manufacturer full circle.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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