VINTAGE 1965 BREITLING TOP TIME CHRONOGRAPH WATCH REFERENCE 2006 WITH ORIGINAL BLACK PANDA DIAL

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VINTAGE 1965 BREITLING TOP TIME CHRONOGRAPH WATCH REFERENCE 2006 WITH ORIGINAL BLACK PANDA DIAL

1960’s Breitlings are very much the flavour of the month at the moment and this cushion-cased example is a beauty. This 1965 model is very early in production, the top-time range first being introduced in early 1964, confirmed by the serial number 1103290 stamped inside the case back.

The case measures 37mm across the bezel not including the crown and 38.5mm tip-to-tip. In exceptional condition with no dings or serious scratches and the shoulders still retaining their nice sharp edges. The snap on back snaps closes very firmly as it should, though there is some minor rubbing to the outside from mild use over the years. Stamped inside the back ‘Breitling watch ltd – swiss’ and with individual serial number.

The original black reverse-panda with polished silver baton divisions is in exceptional condition. Signed simply ’Breitling geneve – top time’ with ‘swiss made’ at the base. The luminous dots are all still present, though they have long ago lost their luminosity and the lume in the hands also matches them perfectly.

The Valjoux 7730 hand wound chronograph movement is in very nice condition, with no signs of water ingress and no sign of it being messed with by amateurs.

Fitted with a fine quality alligator-grain strap, this fine chronograph looks absolutely stunning on the wrist. A superb vintage 1960’s Breitling, you will struggle to find another early model top-time in this wonderful condition.