What's a post without a nice Gallet or two? These are from the early-mid 1970's. While not in the running for first on-scene, they are still fun.
Thank you for checking, Hartmut.Couldn't find one like that in the book (Brunner/Pfeiffer-Belli). Same for Longines.....
:-!I'll do that on Monday or Tuesday, have to get it from storage.
But let me share pics of the transOcean chronos u show in that ad and some more reverse panda from '69, a ref. 1765 Unitime AVI, a 7650 Co-Pilot AVI, a "big case" 2105 SuperOcean and a true panda 2110 chrono-matic.
Interestingly, the 1963 Rolex Cosmograph ref. 6239, the first true panda, was sold by Christie's for a record price a couple of days ago:Great watch, pic is rather small though.
They sure do. He's a better brand ambassador than Travolta.I was curious about my Sherpa's date so I decided to take a quick look under the hood. The caseback is dated 12-66 so it's about the same age as my Top Time.
Fred's pieces have a way of stoking the Breitling fire just a little bit more!
Brunner/Pfeiffer-Belli show a Breitling Ratrappante Chronograph (Venus Cal. 179) with a two-totaliser panda dial which they date to 1958. If this is accurately dated and genuine (i.e. not a redial), it would precede the Rolex.