Breitling Bullhead 2117 Cal. 12 - Brown Dial

striking retro design - excellent condition - caliber 12

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This retro chronograph comes from the 1970s and is the Breitling Bullhead reference 2117.

The nickname "Bullhead" is due to the position of the two chronograph pushers. These are not located on the right side of the case, as is common with most chronographs, but on top and resemble the horns of a bull. This design was intended to make the chronograph easier to use and was especially popular with athletes and sports enthusiasts, who used the chronograph to stop time during sporting events.

Another unusual feature of the Breitling Bullhead is the asymmetrical shape of the stainless steel case, that is thinner at the bottom and thicker at the top. The winding crown is located at 6 o'clock and is protected thanks to the embedding in the case. The case also features a rotating bezel with minutes and hours.

And then there's this crazy dial with numerous shades of brown. The colors range from nougat to cappuccino to caramel. In addition to a tachymeter scale, the dial also features a red pulsation scale. Orange color is present in the white sub-registers and in all hands. The date disk features red numerals. All colors are ideally matched and harmonize wonderfully with each other.

Another special feature of this chronograph is its movement. Caliber 12 is the improved version of caliber 11, which was developed in 1969 in collaboration between Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton-Buren and Dubois-Depraz. It was the world's first chronograph movement with automatic winding and is highly sought after among vintage Heuer collectors.

Condition report
Dial: excellent condition - perfect brown finish - bright sub-registers with light authentic patina.

Case: asymmetrical bullhead case in excellent condition - very rarely worn - almost free of wear marks - razor sharp edges - bidirectional bezel easily rotatable in both directions.

Movement: automatic Breitling caliber 12 in excellent condition - timegrapher: rate: +1s/day, amplitude: 221, beat error: 0.4.

This Breitling Bullhead 2117 is a perfect example of the striking retro design of the 70s. With this watch on your wrist, you will exude coolness and nonchalance. Moreover, the timepiece is preserved in excellent condition and will satisfy any discerning collector.

Serial number: 1370xxx (1971)

Int.Exe.: 16214

Manufacturer: Breitling

Model: Bullhead

Reference: 2117

Functions: date - chronograph - hour and minute - stopwatch - pulse analyzer - tachymeter - 12 hour totalizer - 30 minutes counter

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: brown

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 42mm

Length: 47mm

Width: 42mm

Height: 15mm

Caliber name: Breitling Kaliber 12

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1971

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition

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