BREITLING | AEROSPACE, REFERENCE J65362, WHITE GOLD MINUTE-REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2005
Estimate: 2,600 - 3,500 GBP
AEROSPACE, REFERENCE J65362
WHITE GOLD MINUTE-REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY, DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. B79 Superquartz, 7 jewels
Case: 18ct white gold, snap-on back
Case number: 86'875
Closure: 18ct white gold Breitling bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Breitling presentation case
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DIAL: dial and hands in excellent condition. Digital displays are not operational at the time of cataloguing.
CASE: case remains strong and sharp with the inevitable wearing scratches throughout. The inner non rotative bezel part bears scratches and minor dents throughout. The caseback hallmarks are clearly legible. The bracelet and clasp bear scratches, with little stretch to the stainless steel links, clasp locks firmly.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, battery recently replaced
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
The Aerospace was released within the Navitimer collection in 1985 and aimed specifically at aviators. Amidst the increase in popularity for new technology and quartz-powered movements, Breitling conceived the model as the modern interpretation of the Navitimer. In its initial iteration, the Aerospace’s light titanium case allowed the wristwatch to be thin and comfortable while the LCD display and single button action would offer great legibility and functionality to the wearer.
The present Aerospace reference 65362 is a rare version of the Aerospace, produced between 1996 and 2001. The case is made in 18ct white gold with a bi-directional rotating bezel and a matching white gold bracelet, ensuring fantastic presence on the wrist that the titanium version provides. The blue dial bears two LCD displays displaying a second time-zone, 12 and 24 hour times, an alarm and a chronograph accurate to the 100th of a second. This iteration of the Aerospace furthermore carries the B65 movement with a minute repeater complication making this rare white gold Breitling a true collectible piece.