Breitling “Jean-Claude Killy” ref 1765 TopTime With black Bezel

This watch is now on hold for a fellow collector

See also the  Jean Claude Killy investigation

Very rare Breitling ref 1765 TopTime  from 1969 , similar to the 765 AVI / CP but with ‘Top Time” dial and Venus 178 column wheel movement

case , dial, hands and bezel in very good condition

case beautifully sharp , absolutely never polished , has some light wear marks , bezel in immaculate condition



CASE & BACK: This Vintage Breitling TopTime measures a very large 42.7 x 47mm not including crown and is 14mm to the top of the flush fit crystal. The heavy all-steel case does not appear to have ever been polished and still shows its original bevels and contrast satin-polished finish. There are few superficial scratches and looks like it has been lightly worn  — great  vintage condition overall. The outer part of the screwed steel back has some light and superficial scratches and shows its original Breitling nomenclature of the period including the serial number on the outside, which indicates a 1969 production, and correct 1765  reference. The inner caseback shows no corrosion and has the correct internal Breitling engraving of the era. small dent on the caseback

BEZEL: The Anodized aluminium rotating bezel is in MINT condition . The bezel itself rotates with good tension in both directions as designed.

DIAL & HANDS: Absolutely Mint matte black dial with white printing and finely calibrated track and no imperfections visible under a loupe All original ‘cream’ colored Tritium luminous numbers.

CROWN & PUSHERS: Signed Breitling crown looks very clean and winds and pulls out to the time-setting position as it should. It sits tightly against the case. The two pusher caps are likewise in Excellent shape and both chrono pushers work as they should and also nice and crisply.

CRYSTAL: Large flush-fit acrylic crystal is Excellent+ some very minor scratches and no deep marks and sits barely proud of the bezel, which I believe to be correct for this model.

MOVEMENT: Legendary Venus 178 chronograph column wheel movement is looking bright and working well with all correct Breitling nomenclature of the era and shock protection. Watch is keeping good time with a strong power reserve and all chronograph functions are working properly and returning to zero. This is guaranteed to be the case at the time of shipment.

BOX & PAPERS: no box or papers


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