Breitling Chronomat

Regular price
$4,250
Regular price
Sale price
$4,250
REF 808
Manual-winding
37 MM
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SKU AS03910
Article Number 40940003
ref 808
case size 37 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Aviator
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Atlantic Blue Saffiano leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano
REF 808
Manual-winding
37 MM
– Show less
SKU AS03910
Article Number 40940003
ref 808
case size 37 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Aviator
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Atlantic Blue Saffiano leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano

Why We Love it

Most vintage collectors would agree that when they hear the name 'Breitling', the model that springs to mind is the Navitimer, arguably the quintessential pilot’s chronograph and navigational tool.

But the Navitimer owes its success to the inroads made by its predecessor, the Chronomat. Where the later Navitimers were produced in 42mm, the Chronomat was built around a sleek 37mm steel case, making it infinitely more comfortable and discreet on the wrist.

This particular example dates to the 1960s and features an absolutely stunning "reverse-panda" dial with colorful red accents and applied indices. Coupled with luminous 5-minute markers and a matching 'Dauphine' handset, this piece is a crispy clean example of the oft-overlooked vintage Breitling chronograph. 

And while fans of this handsome chrono might bemoan its lack of fame, it has kept it off the radar of collectors, making this a compelling option for any fan of Breitling’s distinct aviators watches - or to anyone seeking a time capsule of a vintage chronograph.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear from age and use. Gloss black Tritium 'reverse-panda' dial with applied indices is in very good condition, showing even patination to luminous elements with light even degradation on silver navigation discs with matching 'dauphine' handset. Signed crown.

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.

Make it yours will fit standard 18mm watches

Marianas Black Saffiano Strap
Marianas Black Saffiano Strap
Regular price
$79
Regular price
Sale price
$79
Orange Fizz Alligator-Pattern Strap
Orange Fizz Alligator-Pattern Strap
Regular price
$109
Regular price
Sale price
$109
Breitling Chronomat

Breitling Chronomat

Regular price
$4,250
Regular price
Sale price
$4,250
Breitling Chronomat

Why We Love it

Most vintage collectors would agree that when they hear the name 'Breitling', the model that springs to mind is the Navitimer, arguably the quintessential pilot’s chronograph and navigational tool.

But the Navitimer owes its success to the inroads made by its predecessor, the Chronomat. Where the later Navitimers were produced in 42mm, the Chronomat was built around a sleek 37mm steel case, making it infinitely more comfortable and discreet on the wrist.

This particular example dates to the 1960s and features an absolutely stunning "reverse-panda" dial with colorful red accents and applied indices. Coupled with luminous 5-minute markers and a matching 'Dauphine' handset, this piece is a crispy clean example of the oft-overlooked vintage Breitling chronograph. 

And while fans of this handsome chrono might bemoan its lack of fame, it has kept it off the radar of collectors, making this a compelling option for any fan of Breitling’s distinct aviators watches - or to anyone seeking a time capsule of a vintage chronograph.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear from age and use. Gloss black Tritium 'reverse-panda' dial with applied indices is in very good condition, showing even patination to luminous elements with light even degradation on silver navigation discs with matching 'dauphine' handset. Signed crown.

A:S Guarantee

+

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

+

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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