Breitling Top Time Ref. 2002

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SKU AS00229
SKU AS00229

Why We Love it

When it comes to collecting vintage chronographs, Breitling can be a polarizing brand.  Generally known for their serious aviator's computers (such as the Navitimer and Cosmonaute), many find their dial designs hectic and difficult to read for daily wear.  While those pieces are indisputably cool, they are indeed a lot to take in, and as a result Breitling as a brand doesn't always get the same appreciation as some of their contemporary counterparts.  We'd like to change that.  Allow us to present Exhibit A.

The Breitling Top-Time line was created in the 1950s as a simpler line of chronographs for more basic tasks then timing an orbital burn (you know, like driving a car in circles or making dinner).  They were manufactured in a number of case and dial styles and were in fact popular with professional racing drivers, just like their counterparts from Heuer.  Our favorite is the reference 2002 you see here.   With a super cool monocoque case, absolutely perfect proportions and a clean dial layout, the Top Time 2002 is an exercise in understated luxury timekeeping, and an excellent alternative to those "other" vintage chronographs we all know and love.

Bond fans might remember a special 2002 used in the film Thunderball, which sold last year for over $160K.   While we can't offer you Bond's one-of-a-kind Top Time with Q-Branch installed Geiger counter, we can get you its more plebian cousin, at a fraction of the cost.

You can read more about the Breitling Top Time HERE at Hodinkee.

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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 Top Time Ref. 2002

Breitling Top Time Ref. 2002

Sold
Sold
Breitling Top Time Ref. 2002

Why We Love it

When it comes to collecting vintage chronographs, Breitling can be a polarizing brand.  Generally known for their serious aviator's computers (such as the Navitimer and Cosmonaute), many find their dial designs hectic and difficult to read for daily wear.  While those pieces are indisputably cool, they are indeed a lot to take in, and as a result Breitling as a brand doesn't always get the same appreciation as some of their contemporary counterparts.  We'd like to change that.  Allow us to present Exhibit A.

The Breitling Top-Time line was created in the 1950s as a simpler line of chronographs for more basic tasks then timing an orbital burn (you know, like driving a car in circles or making dinner).  They were manufactured in a number of case and dial styles and were in fact popular with professional racing drivers, just like their counterparts from Heuer.  Our favorite is the reference 2002 you see here.   With a super cool monocoque case, absolutely perfect proportions and a clean dial layout, the Top Time 2002 is an exercise in understated luxury timekeeping, and an excellent alternative to those "other" vintage chronographs we all know and love.

Bond fans might remember a special 2002 used in the film Thunderball, which sold last year for over $160K.   While we can't offer you Bond's one-of-a-kind Top Time with Q-Branch installed Geiger counter, we can get you its more plebian cousin, at a fraction of the cost.

You can read more about the Breitling Top Time HERE at Hodinkee.

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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