CASE & BACK: This watch measures a large 38 x 48mm not including crown and is 14mm to the top of the crystal. The heavy all-solid 18K Gold case does not appear to have ever been polished and still shows its original bevels and polished finish. There are very few superficial scratches and some nicks commensurate with a very lightly worn 48-year-old watch — Fantastic vintage condition overall. The back has some very light and superficial scratches but still faintly shows its original Breitling nomenclature of the period , as this is a ‘top loader’ chronograph I have no access to the serial number but I estimate this a 1964 1965 production
DIAL & HANDS: Absolutely Mint ivory silver & black dial with white printing and finely calibrated track and no imperfections visible under a loupe All original ‘cream’ colored Tritium luminous numbers. 18K Gold hands
CROWN & PUSHERS: 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 acrylic crystal is Excellent+ without scratches and no deep marks and sits barely proud of the bezel, which I believe to be correct for this model.
MOVEMENT: Legendary Manual wind, Venus 175 chronograph is working well . 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. Service history is unknown