Description: A vintage Breitling stainless steel Telemeter Chronograph wristwatch. This watch manufactured in approx. 1951 features a 38mm (excluding crown) round stainless watch case, acrylic crystal, silver dial, gold tone Arabic numerals, luminous Baton hands, sub minutes dial located at the 3 o'clock position, sub seconds dial located the 9 o'clock position and an after market embossed two-piece leather strap. Dimensions: lugs measure 18mm.
Condition:Good, with light surfaced scratches and minor dings/dents. The watch exhibits the following: minor pitting to watch case, brassing to crown and push buttons, scratches to crystal, loss of enamel on dial, and losses to luminous hands.
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Story: In 1932, Willy Breitling took over the reins of the family business and leveraged the technical improvements made by his father and grandfather. Having witnessed the rise of military aviation and already sensing the role aircraft would play in the future of the modern world, Breitling began to focus on this burgeoning industry.
The second half of the 1930s saw increased production of one of Breitling’s emerging specialties – the onboard chronograph for aircraft. This indispensable cockpit instrument allowed for precise flight-time calculation, cementing Breitling’s name and reputation in the aviation industry.
Despite the brand’s rapid growth in the flight sector, Breitling’s attention wasn’t on instrumentation alone. Even in the dark days of WWII, Willy Breitling – a man of great personal taste – recognized a desire for practical, yet refined, personal timepieces. To meet this demand, he developed Breitling’s first style-driven wristwatches, the Premier, Duograph and Datora.
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