Breitling AVI 765CP - The 'Co-Pilot'
Breitling has a long history of aviation inspired chronographs - after all, they are most famous for the Navitimer which was the official watch of the AOPA. However, that is hardly where their aviation bona fides begin and end - and the 765 family is a huge part of that story.
The original Breitling 765 was introduced in 1953 and designed to be an aviation chronograph that was cleaner and easier to read than the Navitimer with its multi-scale dials. Indeed, a quick glance as the present 765 CP and you can see its sleek mid-century dial layout in classic reverse panda fashion. While the original 765 was known as the AVI (short for aviation) this present example is known by the designation ‘CP’ which stands for Co-Pilot. It was originally introduced in 1965 and is such a classic that it was even re-issued by Breitling a few years ago.
Our example is in stunning overall condition, and its 40mm size its likely one of the many reasons it remains popular with collectors today. Powered by the venerable Venus 178 movement inside - this Breitling functions as well as it looks. These Venus movements were a favorite of Breitling throughout the 20th Century for their reliability and durability - two important hallmarks if you are relying on your watch in the cockpit of an airplane.
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.
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