Watch news : Renaissance of the legendary Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 limited edition


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The Co-pilot It is a legendary watch in Breitling, launched in 1953. At that time, this pilot’s watch incorporated a rotating bezel and showed exceptional readability. It acts as a real reference for aviators. Mr Watch presents here a tribute to this famous watch: theAVI Ref. 765.

After the reissue of the Navitimer Ref. 806 In 2019, it is another icon’s turn to return to Breitling for this year 2020.

Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953


Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953

We never doubt that Breitling fans would long adopt these watches. However, it is equally exciting to see that they are very attractive to those who are new to our brand: they just need to take a look at the Reissue to understand the heritage, innovation and informal elegance that we have are able to join in a single watch . »Declare Georges Kern, CEO of the brand.

Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953


Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953

TheAVI Ref. 765 reissue is offered in a limited series of 1,953 copies, each marked ” ONE OF 1953 “Tenacious and frighteningly clear in terms of reading, it faithfully reproduces the original with a 41.1 mm case, a hesalite dome glass and a 12-hour screwed bezel.

Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953

In the matt dial, we find the famous large Arabic numerals, with a SuperLuminova treatment applied by hand, whose color reminds the lining of the Co-pilot. They are accompanied by a 15-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and a second counter at 9 o’clock, as well as fine hands, replicas of those of the first models.

At the heart of this Breitling, a B09 caliber. This COSC certified movement with manual winding was developed specifically for historical reissues of Breitling. It offers around 70 hours of power reserve. The tightness has been improved since this AVI can go up to 30 m.

Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953

Several versions of this vintage reissue are available. At the moment, only the steel model with black leather strap is available, but soon an 18-carat red gold model with black dial and brown leather strap will appear, offered in 253 copies, as well as a platinum model with blue dial and gold leather strap, only 153 available.

Price: from € 7.700

Nicolas Forni

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