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1954 Breitling Premier Ref.777 Chronograph


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One of the nicest references among Breitling vintage chronographs - Reference 777 has not only a lucky number but also 38 mm oversize case with screw-down caseback and pump pushers, encasing reliable Venus 175 and clean silver two-tone dial. The caseback has a commemorative engraving in Hungarian language added later in 1965 and presumably honoring military advisor. Great watch with a definitely interesting story behind. Who knows if it belonged to a spy...

Professionally serviced in July 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed satin and high polished finishing.
  • Showing strong geometry and sharp edges/facets. Professionally polished to factory specs.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel unsigned crown. Original "mushroom" pushers.

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding 2-reg 45-minutes chronograph
    • Cal.175 by Venus, unsigned.
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched dial in excellent like new condition.
    • Signed "Breitling" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Raised silver hour markers with lume plots nearby.
    • Original luminous hands. Original chrono hands.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with generic leather strap and generic buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

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    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

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    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.