Breitling Premier 788 1940s - 36mm

old dress chronograph - elegant look - Venus 152

This Breitling Premier 788 belongs to the family of chronographs that Breitling released in the 1940s. Unlike the sporty models such as Navitimer, Chronomat or Cosmonaute, the reference 788 belongs to the elegant timepieces that were intended for more dressed-up occasions.

Here you can see a superb example from around 1945. The watch owes its charming appearance to the lightish dial, which has an even ivory patina. The triangular hour markers and the diamond hands are gold-bordered and contain original radium lume showing with creamy patina. The three sub-registers - 30-minute counter, 12-hour totalizer and running seconds - feature concentric decoration, giving the dial symmetry and balance. The blue tachymeter scale gives the watch a functional and sporty character. Overall, the Premier Chrono has a very harmonious and warm vintage look.

The screw-down stainless steel case with round pushers measures 36mm and has beautiful beveled lugs. On the wrist, the domed acrylic crystal adds an extra vintage feel.

Condition report.
Dial: clean dial with an even authentic ivory patina - original radium luminous material can be verified with a Geiger counter - signed "SWISS MADE".

Case: stainless steel case with light wear marks - intact bevels and lines - deep engraving on the back: "SWISS MADE | WATERPROOF ANTI-MAGNETIC | STAINLESS-STEEL | SHOCKPROTECTED" - deep engraving of the reference and serial number.

Movement: manual winding Venus caliber 152 - timegrapher: rate: 012 s/day, amplitude: 241, beat error: 2.2ms - the movement can be serviced on request.

Very fine, greatly preserved vintage chrono with screw-down back, original radium lume and elegant look: "A lot watch" for a relatively affordable price.

Case number: 617xxx (1945)

Int.Exe.: 86571

Manufacturer: Breitling

Model: Premier

Reference: 788

Functions: chronograph - small running second - hour and minute - stopwatch - tachymeter - 12 hour totalizer - 30 minutes counter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: beige

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Venus 152

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1945

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear


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