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Greetings vintage watch fans, pilots, and history buffs! Whether you’re part of just one of the aforementioned groups or all of them, you’ll surely find today’s offering especially interesting!

Introduced in 1983 in response to the Italian Air Force’s famed “Tricolori” aerial demonstration squadron’s need for a new, technologically advanced chronograph, Breitling answered the call with the Chronomat. For almost 50 years, the Chronomat has offered two design features that make it unique. The first, are the four “rider tabs” at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. Added to create protective space between the bezel and glass to prevent damage, the 3 and 9 o’clock tabs can be cleverly unscrewed, reversed, and reattached to provide countdown functionality. The other iconic feature is the rouleaux “bullet” bracelet. Like no other bracelet, this has helped make the Chronomat so identifiable that Seinfeld fans could immediately tell the watch Jerry was wearing on-screen.

Today’s sample is unique - with an 18kt gold case and bracelet, it has substantial heft. The gold subdials stand out against the dark dial while the 3 o’clock date window balances the myriad features across the watch face. The unidirectional bezel turns with a satisfying click while the adjustable bracelet will fit watches in the 6.5”-7.5” range. The 39mm case houses a Breitling 13 movement.

This item is in fair pre-owned condition with wear to the crystal and case. See photos! Does not include box and papers. Comes with our Feldmar Watch Company Certified Pre-Owned 2 Year Warranty.

WatchUSeek Special Price: $12,000 or best offer. FedEx insured shipping included with purchase! Please see pictures for details, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. My email is [email protected].


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Feldmar Watch Company is a 4th generation, family-owned destination that has come to be known as one of the premier luxury timepiece retailers in Los Angeles. During our more than 100-year history in the industry, we have developed a reputation for unmatched service, selection and value. In addition to being an authorized retailer for over 60 luxury timepiece brands, we have a large and ever-changing pre-owned inventory of fine timepieces.
 
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