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Why We Love It
The Breitling Superocean "Slow Moving Chronograph" is one of the most desirable vintage Breitlings ever produced, and are an unbelievably rare find on the market.
In 1965 Breitling released the Superocean Reference 2005. It replaced the earlier Superocean references released in the 1950s--the Reference 1004 (which did not feature a chronograph) and the chronograph Reference 807. The Reference 2005--also called the "Slow Moving Chronograph"--is one of the most desirable vintage Breitlings ever produced, an unbelievably rare find on the market.
Featuring a 40mm case with a bi-directional bezel, this Diver also serves as a chronograph. The piece includes a 'slow moving' centrally located minute hand. Puffy tritium plots on the dial coincide with a luminous pip on the bezel at twelve. This incredibly unusual and highly sought-after timepiece is powered by a Valjoux 7731 Manual Winding chronograph movement, and is in excellent condition throughout, with a sharp case and dial.
Don't miss it, it might be a few more years before another one this good comes around again!
We've discovered in our many conversations with like-minded enthusiasts that when it comes to timepieces from Breitling, they either have "it," or they don't.
With polarizing designs and complicated dial aesthetics, a vast majority of collectors don't know what to make of Breitling chronographs. For the most part, we're right there along with them - hell, we don't know how to use the sliderule feature on the Navitimer 806 any better than you do - but we know it is one hell of a watch, and one that is intrinsic to the history of 20th Century aviation. Fortunately for us, Breitling also manufactured a range of timepieces in the 1960s and 70s with far simpler designs that are easier to wrap our heads around. Chronographs such as the Top Time, Superocean 2005, Datora and this beauty, a Reference 765 Co-Pilot, stand in stark contrast to their Navitimer/Cosmonaute brethren, and made us think twice before dismissing vintage Breitling as universally unwearable.
Stainless steel case is approximately 40mm (excluding the crown). Breitling ref. 2005. Valjoux calibre 7731 manually-winding chronograph movement. Circa 1960s.
Overall Condition: The case is in great condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous white and black dial is in excellent condition with evenly patinated indices and oversized handset with matching patination. Signed crown. Caseback shows light signs of wear.
Includes Analog/Shift Montserrat Green Suede strap with steel pin buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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