CASE & BACK: This watch measures a large 41 x 48.3 mm not including crown and is 13mm to the top of the flush fit crystal. The heavy gold plated and steel case does not appear to have ever been polished and still shows its original bevels and gold plated finish. There are very few superficial scratches and some nicks commensurate with a normally worn 49-year-old tool watch — Fantastic vintage condition overall.
BEZEL & SLIDERULE: The Coin edged rotating bezel is in good condition . The bezel itself rotates with good tension in both directions as designed. Sliderule is in fantastic condition
DIAL & HANDS: A gilt black and gold dial with gilt printing and finely calibrated track and only the minor imperfections , small white silver subdials with nice and even patina All original hands
CROWN & PUSHERS: unsigned 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. I will add an original gold plated crown with this watch
CRYSTAL: Large flush-fit acrylic crystal is Excellent and without scratches and no marks and sits barely proud of the bezel, which I believe to be correct for this model.
MOVEMENT: Legendary Venus 178 chronograph 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: This watch comes without any of the original warranty papers