Breitling Chronomat

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SKU AS01207
SKU AS01207

Why We Love it

The Breitling Navitimer steals a lot of the limelight, but it's always played second fiddle to the original slide-rule aviators watch - the Breitling Chronomat.  

In point of fact, the Chronomat was actually the second slide-rule watch ever to be produced, patented the same year as the Mimo-Loga, the first pilot's watch to incorporate the slide-rule bezel.  However, the Mimo-Loga enjoyed a very small production run and has never taken on much favor with collectors.  

While the Mimo-Loga beat Breitling to the slid-rule function, Breitling's Chronomat included a chronograph feature with a 45-minute minute counter - a highly useful complication for any pilot of the era - and a manufacturing quality that many feel outshined the competition.

Originally coming in steel and plated cases with square pushers, the Chronomat was a sizable piece that set itself apart as a sturdy and reliable co-pilot throughout the war and became so well received that it led to the production of the civilian-grade Navitimer in 1954.

This example, with its clean white dial with red accents and matching minute-counting and chronograph sweep hand, is a stellar 1970s expression, hallmarked by the block Breitling logo and round chronograph pushers.  And weighing in at just over 36mm, it makes for an excellent wear without being too bulky.  In excellent condition and running perfectly, this one is sure to make you look twice at vintage pilots watches on which modern-day Breitling has built itself.  

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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.

Breitling Chronomat

Breitling Chronomat

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Breitling Chronomat

Why We Love it

The Breitling Navitimer steals a lot of the limelight, but it's always played second fiddle to the original slide-rule aviators watch - the Breitling Chronomat.  

In point of fact, the Chronomat was actually the second slide-rule watch ever to be produced, patented the same year as the Mimo-Loga, the first pilot's watch to incorporate the slide-rule bezel.  However, the Mimo-Loga enjoyed a very small production run and has never taken on much favor with collectors.  

While the Mimo-Loga beat Breitling to the slid-rule function, Breitling's Chronomat included a chronograph feature with a 45-minute minute counter - a highly useful complication for any pilot of the era - and a manufacturing quality that many feel outshined the competition.

Originally coming in steel and plated cases with square pushers, the Chronomat was a sizable piece that set itself apart as a sturdy and reliable co-pilot throughout the war and became so well received that it led to the production of the civilian-grade Navitimer in 1954.

This example, with its clean white dial with red accents and matching minute-counting and chronograph sweep hand, is a stellar 1970s expression, hallmarked by the block Breitling logo and round chronograph pushers.  And weighing in at just over 36mm, it makes for an excellent wear without being too bulky.  In excellent condition and running perfectly, this one is sure to make you look twice at vintage pilots watches on which modern-day Breitling has built itself.  

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

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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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