Breitling Chronomat Rare reference 769 Black Dial


A smart watch that wears its patent with pride… 

This is a very rare example of the iconic Chronomat reference 769 with a non-luminous black dial that features “+217012”, the patent number that was granted to Breitling for its dial-based slide rule with two scales - the outer of which had an anticlockwise read direction. This really was the first smart watch! The dial remains in beautiful original condition – we love the pop of the inner most red printed scale. The case is in outstanding condition, with strong lugs and a crisp, original rare bezel. The case has a snap-on caseback with square chronograph pushers. The caseback features a personal engraving that reads “To Lee My Best Love Syd”. The manual wind movement is a Breitling modified Venus calibre 175 that has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.


- Breitling Chronomat Chronograph
- Dates to 1940s
- Serial 595xxx
- 36mm steel case
- Rare original bezel
- Venus 175 manual-wind movement
- Personal caseback inscription
- Comes on a Bulang and Sons strap
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- 1 year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade single leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

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