BREITLING | NAVITIMER, REFERENCE A24322, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2014
Estimate: 800 - 2,400 GBP
NAVITIMER, REFERENCE A24322
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 7754 automatic, 25 jewels
Movement number: 2'761'045
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 2'761'045
Closure: stainless steel Breitling bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 46mm, bracelet circumference approximately 190mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
DIAL: dial and hands in great condition.
CASE: in great condition with little signs of wear and still retaining some of its protective stickers. Some residue to clasp and case back.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing. Date advancing and chronograph functioning.
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.
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 Navitimer name has been synonymous with the aeronautical industry since 1952. Named after an abbreviation of Navigation and Timer, the legendary chronograph became throughout the years the favourite timepiece for pilots, airlines and aircraft manufacturers alike. Thanks to its chronograph complication coupled with a highly robust case and an innovative sliding rule to its rotating bezel, this extraordinary timepiece has enjoyed a most prolific commercial life since its inception, allowing the wearer to handle complex on-flight calculations.
The present stainless steel example was manufactured in 2014 and further-bears a dual-time indication as well as a date, two extremely useful complications which make this timepiece the absolute daily-wearer for the travelling watch enthusiast.