Limited edition
AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition - AB0920131B1X1
AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition
AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition
AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition

AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition


The story

Back in the 1950s, the original Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI starred next to another Breitling icon: the Navitimer. With its bold design, engraved rotating bezel and extra legible dial the 765 AVI instantaneously became the perfect companion to the Navitimer as the rugged and reliable pilots’ watch. Today, the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition recreates to the very last detail one of the early executions of the Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI. Its all-black dial, protected by a highly-domed Hesalite crystal, has the same Arabic numerals as the original Co-Pilot from 1953, with tone-on-tone small seconds, 15-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters. The hand-applied Super-LumiNova color has been carefully chosen to recall the original luminescent material and gives the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition an additional touch of vintage allure. The 41mm stainless steel case is also identical, and the bezel is secured by three screws that are placed in precisely the same positions as those on the watch from 1953. There are only two concessions to modernity that distinguish this new timepiece from its famous ancestor: the water resistance has been improved up to 3 bar (30 meters) and keen-eyed observers will see that “GENEVE” does not appear on the dial anymore. The AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, a hand-wound COSC-certified caliber based on the renowned Breitling Caliber 01 and developed specifically for historical re-editions. It is available on a black vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin buckle as a limited-edition of 1953 pieces, each of which is engraved “ONE OF 1953”.

Back in the 1950s, the original Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI starred next to another Breitling icon: the Navitimer. With its bold design, engraved rotating bezel and extra legible dial the 765 AVI instantaneously became the perfect companion to the Navitimer as the rugged and reliable pilots’ watch.
Today, the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition recreates to the very last detail one of the early executions of the Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI.
Its all-black dial, protected by a highly-domed Hesalite crystal, has the same Arabic numerals as the original Co-Pilot from 1953, with tone-on-tone small seconds, 15-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters. The hand-applied Super-LumiNova color has been carefully chosen to recall the original luminescent material and gives the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition an additional touch of vintage allure. The 41mm stainless steel case is also identical, and the bezel is secured by three screws that are placed in precisely the same positions as those on the watch from 1953. There are only two concessions to modernity that distinguish this new timepiece from its famous ancestor: the water resistance has been improved up to 3 bar (30 meters) and keen-eyed observers will see that “GENEVE” does not appear on the dial anymore.
The AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09, a hand-wound COSC-certified caliber based on the renowned Breitling Caliber 01 and developed specifically for historical re-editions. It is available on a black vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin buckle as a limited-edition of 1953 pieces, each of which is engraved “ONE OF 1953”.

Key features

Case material
Stainless Steel
Water resistance
3 bars
Diameter
41.0 mm
Product Weight (Approx.)
75.0 g.
Power reserve
approx. 70 hrs

Technical Data

Movement

Caliber Breitling B09 (Manufacture)
Movement Mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve approx. 70 hrs
Chronograph 1/5th second, 15 minutes, 12 hours
Vibration 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel 34 jewels

Case

Case material Stainless Steel
Caseback Screwed in
Water resistance 3 bars
Bezel Bidirectional
Crown Non screw-locked, one gasket

Dimensions

Product Weight (Approx.) 75.0 g.
Watch-head Weight (Approx.) 73.3 g.
Diameter 41.0 mm
Lug width (in-between lug) 22.0 mm

Strap

Strap material Calfskin Leather
Strap color Black
Strap type Straight
Lug 22/18 mm
Buckle Material Stainless Steel
Buckle type Tang-type
Buckle size 18 mm

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