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Breitling Chronomat Chronograph, Vintage 1960s
By Breitling
Located in Braintree, GB
This vintage (circa 1960) Breitling Chronomat is in excellent condition. The stainless steel case is 37 mm in diameter. Silver dial with applied hour markers and steel hands, indicat...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 2640, Dial Certified Authentic
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:C13047. Breitling Chronomat C13047 Men's Automatic Watch 18K Rose gold Blue Dial 40MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Black Dial Gold Subdials
By Breitling
Located in Dallas, TX
This CPO circa 2007 Breitling Chronomat Steel 40mm timepiece has a black dial with three gold subdials, date and steel bezel with four gold markers. The watch measures at 20mmx18mm. ...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Men's Watch A13356
By Breitling
Located in Dallas, TX
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Men's Watch A13356 - Automatic winding chronograph. Stainless steel case with steel bezel ( 44 mm ) . Silver dial with markers; hour minute and seconds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420, Case, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:CB0420. Breitling Chronomat CB0420 Men Auto Chronograph MOP Dial Watch 18k TwoTone 44mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified 1991 Breitling Chronomat C13047 Blue Dial
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:C13047. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Certified 1991 Breitling Chronomat C13047 Blue Dial
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:C13047. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat A13050.1 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat in stainless steel on leather strap. Auto w/ subseconds, date and chronograph. 40 mm case size. Ref A13050.1. Circa 2000s. Fine Pre-owned Breitling Watch. Certifi...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:CB0420. Breitling Chronomat CB0420 Men Auto Chronograph MOP Dial Watch 18k TwoTone 44mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat C13047, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:C13047. Breitling Chronomat C13047 Men's Automatic Watch 18K Rose gold Blue Dial 40MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat C13047, Gold Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:C13047. Breitling Chronomat C13047 Men's Automatic Watch 18K Rose gold Blue Dial 40MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420, Mother of Pearl Dial, Certified
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: CB0420. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Mother of Pearl 44 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchF...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #:CB0420. Breitling Chronomat CB0420 Men Auto Chronograph MOP Dial Watch 18k TwoTone 44mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat AB0140, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: AB0140. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel White 41 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat A44360, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: A44360. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 45 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Chronometer Chronograph Automatic Watch Stainless
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Moderate scratches and wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Case Size/Width: 44mm, Watch Height: 17mm, Band Width: 22mm, Wrist circumference: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat C13047, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: C13047. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Blue 39 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat A44360, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: A44360. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 45 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat C13047, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: C13047. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Blue 39 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420, Mother of Pearl Dial, Certified
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat Reference #: CB0420. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Mother of Pearl 44 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchF...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Blackbird Chronograph Steel Men’s Watch A44359
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Blackbird Chronograph Steel Mens Watch A44359. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Satin finish stainless stee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Raven Blacksteel Watch MB0111 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Raven Blacksteel Watch MB0111 Box Papers. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph, date. Black PVD Stainless steel case 44 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat A13335 Men's Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch
By Breitling
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002755 Manufacturer: Breitling Model: Chronomat Model Variant: 0 Model Number: A13335 Age: 2000 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Blue Arab...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Chronograph Automatic Stainless Steel 48 Watch
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor and minor scratches throughout. Accessories: Box Measurements: Case Size/Width: 44mm, Watch Height: 17mm, Band Width: 22mm, Wrist circumference: 8" Designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution 18 Karat Yellow Gold Automatic Watch
By Breitling
Located in London, GB
This Breitling watch is from the Chronomat collection. The case is made 18kt yellow gold; and the crowns are also made in 18kt yellow gold. The watch has a strap deployant buckle in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Breitling Chronomat Men's 18 Karat Yellow Gold Chronograph Watch K13048
By Breitling
Located in Dallas, TX
Breitling Chronomat Men's 18k Yellow Gold Chronograph Watch K13048 - Automatic winding chronograph with date. 18k yellow gold case with rotating bezel (40mm diameter). White dial wit...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Diamond Men's Watch AB0140 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Diamond Mens Watch AB0140 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Black Dial Steel Men's Watch A13356
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Black Dial Steel Mens Watch A13356. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat GMT Black Dial Limited Edition Men's Watch AB0412
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat GMT Black Dial Limited Edition Mens Watch AB0412. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. GMT function. Stainless ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Stainless Steel Yellow Gold Watch MOP Dial
By Breitling
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Brand: Breitling Movement: Automatic Self-Winding Chronometer Movement Case Diameter: 40mm, Stainless Steel And 18K Yellow Gold Dial: Mother Of Pearl, Three Chronograph Sub-Dials - 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Blue Dial Steel Men's Watch A13356 Box
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Steel Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch A13356 Box. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat B13350 Men’s Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Chronograph Watch
By Breitling
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002738 Manufacturer: Breitling Model: Chronomat Model Variant: 0 Model Number: B13350 Age: 2000 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Blue Bato...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Black Dial Steel Rose Gold Men's Watch CB0110
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Black Dial Steel Rose Gold Mens Watch CB0110. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Breitling Chronomat AB0116 Flying Fish Stainless Steel Box and Papers
By Breitling
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: AB0116 Year: Original Purchase Date April 14, 2015 Model: Chronomat 44 Flying Fish Case: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Stainless Steel ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat Evolution Black Dial Steel Rose Gold Men's Watch CB0110
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Evolution Black Dial Steel Rose Gold Mens Watch CB0110. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Breitling Chronomat GMT Steel Black Dial Men's Watch AB0410 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat GMT Steel Mens Watch AB0410. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. GMT function. Stainless steel case 47.0 mm in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airbourne Silver Dial Steel Men's Watch AB0115 Box
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat 44 Airbourne Silver Dial Steel Mens Watch AB0115 Box. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Silver, Steel

Breitling Chronomat 41 AB014112/BB47 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Breitling Chronomat 41 AB014112/BB47 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 104439 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Breitling Model: Chronomat 41 Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type:...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Breitling Chronomat Steel White Sticks Date Dial Automatic Men's Watch A13352
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Aftermarket Genuine Leather Strap. Original Breitling Steel Buckle. Original Box and Papers are not included come with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. Covered ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 01 Blue Dial Steel Men's Watch AB0110 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat 01 Blue Dial Steel Mens Watch AB0110 Box Papers. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case 43.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat CB0420 Men’s Auto Chronograph MOP Dial Watch 18k Two-Tone
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat CB0420 Men Auto Chronograph MOP Dial Watch 18k TwoTone 44mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat C13047 Men's Automatic Watch 18 Karat Yellow gold Blue Dial
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat C13047 Men's Automatic Watch 18K Yellow gold Blue Dial 40MM
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 18K Yellow Gold Steel Gold Dial Automatic Men's Watch B13048
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Breitling Chronomat 18K Yellow Gold Steel Champagne Dial Men's Watch. Crown has minor Fading due to use. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Steel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Blue Dial Men's Watch B13356
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat Steel 18K Yellow Gold Blue Dial Mens Watch B13356. Automatic self-winding officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel and 18K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Steel

Breitling Chronomat 41 AB014112/BB47 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Retail price 9490 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a certified watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Breitling Calibre 14 Base ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat B01 Green Dial Steel Men's Watch AB0134 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat B01 Green Dial Steel Mens Watch AB0134 Box Papers. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case 42...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 18 Karat Yellow Gold Steel Black Dial Automatic Watch IB0110
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
This watch is in mint preowned condition. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. Covered by a one-year Chronostore ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 41 Steel Rose Gold Silver Dial Watch CB0140 Box Papers
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat 41 Steel Rose Gold Silver Dial Watch CB0140 Box Papers. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 18k/SS Chronograph Wrist Watch with Mother of Pearl Dial
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Handsome 18k gold and stainless steel chronograph wrist watch from the Chronomat collection, by Breitling. It features a mother-of-pearl dial with Roman numerals. Automatic movement...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat 44 Steel Black Dial Men's Watch AB011012/B967-375A
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012/B967-375A is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. I...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Steel 18K Yellow Gold White Dial Automatic Mens Watch D13047
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Small in wrist size fits only 6.25 Inches. Minor scratches and dings on the back case of the watch. Original Box and Papers are not included come with a Chronostore presentation box ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 01 Mother of Pearl Dial Steel Men's Watch AB0110 Box
By Breitling
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breitling Chronomat 01 MOP Dial Steel Mens Watch AB0110 Box. Self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement. Chronograph function. Stainless steel case 43.5 mm in d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Unworn Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012/B967 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Unworn Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012/B967 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 096521 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Breitling Model: Chronomat 44 Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Breitling Chronomat GMT Steel Black Dial Automatic AB042011/BB56-153S Watch
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Breitling Chronomat AB042011/BB56-153s is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat Airborne 44 Steel Silver Dial Men's Watch AB01154G/G786-375A
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Breitling Chronomat AB01154G/G786-375A is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Unworn Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012/BF76 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Retail price 9,210 USD. This watch is unworn. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Breitling Calibre 01, 47 Jewels. Comes with the original box and instructio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Unworn Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012/B967 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Retail price 9060 USD. Unworn and in excellent condition. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Breitling caliber B01 with 47 jewels. Comes with the original b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch AB011011/B967-375A
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Mint preowned condition with an insignificant blemish on sandblasted steel surface on the backcase and on numerals on the bezel as shown in pictures. Comes with the manufacturer's bo...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 41 AB0140AF/A744 Automatic Factory Diamond Watch 1.75 Carat
By Breitling
Located in Miami, FL
Breitling Chronomat 41 AB0140AF/A744 Automatic Factory Diamond Watch 1.75CT 41mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch AB042011/BB56-153S
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
This display model Breitling Chronomat 44 AB042011/BB56-153S is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel c...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Breitling Biography and Important Works

For pilots and others in love with flight, no brand is more closely associated with the world of aviation than Breitling. From the beginning, watchmaker Léon Breitling, who opened his shop in the Swiss Jura Mountains in 1884, was focused on chronographs and their uses in the burgeoning fields of sports, science and industry.


After Léon’s death, in 1914, his son Gaston continued along his father’s trajectory. An early fan of aeronautics, Gaston introduced one of the first wrist-worn chronographs, a welcome upgrade for pilots used to executing complex maneuvers while juggling a pocket watch.


In 1934, Gaston’s son Willy made another leap in the chronograph’s evolution, patenting the first wristwatch with two pushers — one to start and stop elapsed time and one to reset — a feature now taken for granted.


But perhaps the most significant development under Willy’s leadership was the Chronomat watch. Introduced in 1942, it featured a patented rotating slide-rule bezel for making calculations on the fly. This innovation led to the 1952 creation of the brand’s signature timepiece: the Breitling Navitimer.


Designed in partnership with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, it was adopted as the official watch of the AOPA in 1959 and remains the world’s most iconic pilot’s watch. Not content to rule just the air, Breitling developed dive watches as well, including the Superocean, released in 1957, and the Transocean, which followed in 1958. The house also took its show on the road, producing dashboard clocks and then watches in partnership with luxury automaker Bentley.


The Navitimer, however, still reigns supreme among pilots everywhere. Given the stature earned by Top Gun since its release — as well as the excitement around Top Gun: Maverick — it's never too late to pick up a vintage Breitling Top Gun Navitimer, displaying the official logo of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, for yourself or your favorite wingman.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices. While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.