1945 BREITLING (Swiss) Ref. 787 Premier 18k Rose Gold Chronograph Watch – Venus Cal. 152

$ 3,125.00

1 in stock

IMPORTANT NOTE: ON SOME OF THE PHOTOS IT LOOKS LIKE THE SMALL HAND ON THE 9H SUB-DIAL IS MISSING. ITS NOT MISSING, IT JUST DOES NOT SHOW BECAUSE THE WATCH WAS WORKING WHILE I WAS TAKING THE PHOTOS. I ADDED A COUPLE OF SNAPSHOTS AT THE END, SHOWING ALL HANDS.

Simply an exquisite and classy example of a BREITLING (Swiss) vintage chronograph watch, this rare 18k Ref. 787 ‘Premier’ from 1945 has been professionally inspected by Localtime.

Serial number #607699 places its production in 1945, making this a 70+ year-old watch. It is in excellent authentic condition throughout and ready to proudly wear or join your collection. The 35.25mm [37.25mm counting the centre crown] 18k rose-gold case is in excellent, unpolished condition. The golden tri-compax dial and gorgeous hands/indices have an even patina commensurate with its age and are a feast to the eyes. I have included many photos, including some closeup snapshots I took, just for fun. This lovely chronograph is fitted with a same-period new old stock lizard-grain leather strap in cognac brown.

As with all the watches I handle here at Localtime, the BIN price includes a written 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.

Extra: Try my Localtime seatbelt wrap-around N.A.T.O. straps: I do not usually sell this type of straps for the simple reason that I cannot compete with the super-cheap, bad quality products that we see around. I simply refuse to buy/sell poor quality products, just because they are cheap. This line of straps though, I liked it. Its a very decent quality and I can sell it at a very decent price. They come in 15 different colour combinations and 3 sizes (18mm, 20mm and 22mm). I will include a pair of good quality Swiss spring bars with every strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have. You can see them in the last photo here and/or purchase them separately under eBay item 133082764940. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.

Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.

Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches [leather, canvas, suede, rubber] are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.

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Brand

Breitling (Swiss)

Production Period

1945 (SN#607699)

Model

Ref. 787 'Premier'

Functions

Time, Tachymeter, Chronograph

Movement

Manual-Wind

Caliber

Venus Cal. 152

Case Material

18k Solid Rose Gold

Case Back

18k Solid Rose Gold

Case Size

35.25mm case, 37.25mm including centre crown

Lug Width

18mm

Condition

Pre-Owned & Working With Warranty

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – June 2019

Shipping

FREE [Express & Fully Insured]

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