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Breitling - Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI


The Breitling Co-Pilot reference 765 AVI is the pilot's watch par excellence. It became part of the French army history around 1953, when the Breitling 765 was in competition with the Breguet Type 20 for the French Air Force equipment contract. Finally, the contract went in favour of Breguet who produced the Type 20s as it had the Flyback feature.

This well-preserved icon has a 40mm stainless steel case, featuring a graduated bi-directional hour bezel. Powered by the Venus 178, which is a very high-quality column wheel caliber and was in direct competition with the Valjoux 72. The black dial is reminiscent of most military watches of the time and its 15 minute sub-dial, was used by pilots to measure the duration of their pre-flight checks, which should not exceed 15 minutes before the aircraft was due to take off.

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Brand Breitling
Model Co-Pilot
Reference 765 AVI
Year of production Circa 1953
Material Steel
Movement Manual wind chronograph
Diameter 40 mm
Caliber Venus 178
Frequency 18'000 Bpm
Ruby 17
Power reserve 45h
Glass Hesalite
Bracelet Leather
Waterproofing 0.5 ATM
Accessories None
Warranty 6 months