• Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph
  • Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph
  • Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph
  • Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph
  • Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph
  • Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph

Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling automatic chronograph

Brand:Breitling
Model:Chrono Matic yachting Co-Pilot Ref. 7651
Year:1969
Material:Stainless Steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:49mm
Size - length including lugs:48mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$10,900

Very rare Chrono-Matic Breitling with caliber 11 automatic chronograph movement Ref 7651

The present Breitling is a very rare Chrono-matic Breitling featuring the legendary calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement. The watch features a unique and colorful aesthetic combining bright orange hands with red and blue accents on the minute register for timing the countdown of yacht races.
In 1969, Breitling started with their ‘big case’ Chrono-Matic series with reference 7651, with an even by today’s standard huge diameter of 48 mm. Driven by a calibre Breitling 11 movement (that was developed together with Heuer, Hamilton-Büren and Dubois-Dépraz), one of the first automatic chronograph movements with a date window at 6 o’clock and the crown at 9 o’clock. In the back case you have “Breitling Automatic – DDE BR 11525 / 67 – 7651” – Swiss Made – Antimagnetic – Shock resistant – Water resistant – Stainless steel. The luminous are very good both on hands and indexes. The present watch is in spectacular, unpolished condition and is a true rarity in this condition.

History

Leon Breitling started Breitling in 1884 with his own chronograph. In 1892, Leon built a watch manufacture called “G. Leon Breitling S.A., Montbrillant Watch Factory. In 1914, Gaston Breitling takes over the business and creates the “Vitesse” model. In 1932 Willy Breitling took over his father and creates the “Chronomat” in 1947 and then the “Navitimer” in 1952. In 1962, a Breitling chronograph was catapulted into the space at astronaut Scott Carpenter wrist. Then came the famous caliber 11 in 1969 called “Chronomatic” developed by Breitling and Heuer. The story of Breitling ended in 1979 before being revived by Ernest Schneider in 1982 and managed today by his son Theodore.

Technical details

Driven by a calibre Breitling 11 movement (that was developed together with Heuer, Hamilton-Büren and Dubois-Dépraz), one of the first automatic chronograph movements with a date window at 6 o’clock and the crown at 9 o’clock. Caliber Venus with 17 jewels.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 49mm
Length including lugs: 48mm

Price: $10,900