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Details about  1936-39 Breitling Royal Air Force Chronograph 2458 RARE

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1936-39 Breitling Royal Air Force Chronograph 2458 RARE
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27 Feb, 2011 21:38:28 GMT
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Last updated on  27 Feb, 2011 07:59:38 GMT  View all revisions
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Used: An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Gender: Men's
Casing: Stainless Steel Type: Hand-winding
Functions & Features: Chronograph Display Type: Analog
For no reserve auction, 1936-39 Breitling RAF (British Royal Air Force) 2458, PATT. 3169 = (Worlds 1st 2x Button Chronograph.) Also Breitling’s 1st and only MOD RAF Commission wristwatch. Read the history of Breitling. This watch is where it all began and its 100% all parts original. This is the rarest Breitling money can buy. It is the true Godfather of the Navitimer etc…. The watch has its original dial and it is the best I have ever seen. Never restored it also has original radium luminous 1to12 and original hands etc. (So many of these very rare Breitlings have replaced or restored dials. My watch is how they should look.) The Breitling signed stainless steel case has amazing flexible lugs which are hinged (see photo 9) beautiful design. Grade A+ swiss manufacture. The case is also never restored. Large for period 34x42mm. The original Breitling signed movement is perfect and works superb with all function. Comes with never worn superb military strap/band. Comes with 100% money back authenticity guarantee.. Bid with confidence. This watch is as good as they come and would be the star of any Military or Breitling watch collection.

All photographs are of the ACTUAL watch. It has been boxed ready for shipment since.

Shipping costs etc, add: Insured Registered Express delivery: Worldwide 18.00, UK £10.00, Euro9.00. Fed Ex is also available. I do offer combined shipping. Email for quote.

Preferred payment: Paypal, Bank wire transfer, Bank draft & UK (only) personal cheque.


On 21-Feb-11 at 09:07:30 GMT, seller added the following information:

For more info please visit official Breitling web site and click on 1936 on the history bar. Read text and look at the photo. Its my watch on the right.

On 27-Feb-11 at 07:59:38 GMT, seller added the following information:

The arrow engraved on the case back means property of the crown/MOD (Ministry of Defence.) In 1936 Breitling became, “Official supplier to the Royal Air Force. This marks the start of a longstanding record of cooperation with international aviation.”  Very few of these watches were made. They would have still been in service at the start of WW2 however, IWC and Jaeger replaced Breitling during WW2 as main supplier to the RAF due to budget and Breitling never made watches again for the RAF.
The Telemeter, Base 60. 1 mile 1000, dial feature is an old school pilots navigational aid. Used with the chronograph to help measure, time, speed and distance therefore fuel consumption. Before the days of GPS. .  

This watch is museum grade rare. You will never see another in this condition. The watch works so well it can be worn day to day. This is a professional military pilots watch with amazing historically important military and Breitling history.  This watch is the real deal and comes with 100% money back authenticity guarantee. This watch is all parts as it left the factory between 1936-39 NEVER restored.

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