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Introducing The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition

Fast Take

Yesterday, while a considerable lot of us were arranging the chance of easing back the progression of time for what (I trust) was a serene occasion, Breitling had different plans. Authoritatively reported quite recently, Breitling supervisor Georges Kern dropped an early glance at another pilot’s chronograph on his Instagram . “New,” as you can see from the images, is a relative term, as this is a vintage-propelled re-version of Breitling’s abundantly adored and truly collectible 765 AVI chronograph. The new form, named the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, is a mid-century military plan that has been renewed exactly 67 years after the fact, with time (and your decision of steel, rose gold, or platinum – every single restricted version) decreasing little of the first’s attractive hand-wound charm. 

The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition in platinum (left), steel (focus), and rose gold (right). 

Beginning Thoughts

These images, to a great extent pulled from Kern’s own Instagram, show the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition as a reliable amusement of the first, with a 41mm case, a profoundly domed gem, and a 12-hour screw-got bezel. Offered in steel, rose gold, and platinum, each offers its own creation restricted version, in runs of 1953, 253, and 153, respectively. 

Being a recorded amusement from Breitling, the AVI 765 1953 gets an appropriate development in the in-house B09 type. Hand-twisted, ticking at 4 Hz, and offering about 70 hours of force hold, this uncommon articulation of Breitling’s notable B01 utilizes a segment haggle running seconds, a 15-minute counter (three o’clock) and a 12-hour counter at six. With no date and a matte dial treatment for each of the three accessible renditions, the AVI 765 1953 Re-Edition hits a similar imprint as the first, by which I mean, it’s gorgeous. 

This is one I couldn’t want anything more than to find face to face. And keeping in mind that every one of the three forms have their own appeal, the value purpose of the steel (CHF 7,900, or about $8,050 at the hour of posting) and the blue dial of the platinum model truly address me. The rose gold is verifiably rad, however the white metal truly works here and the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition offers a huge load of vintage-impact military chronograph for marginally less cash than the (additionally stunning) Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition (which as of now sells for $8,600 in steel). While I’m by and by not an enormous fanatic of pilot’s watches, I am a sucker for a 12-hour bezel and I need to envision that this 765 AVI 1953 would look astounding on a NATO (on the off chance that you get a shot, if it’s not too much trouble, tag me). 

A vintage Breitling 765 AVI (left) and the new AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition (right). 

Hype and NATO-wearing dreams aside, little of this delivery will be an astonishment for fanatic Breitling fans as the brand has been open (and very effective) in the course of recent years in their work to look to their past and pull on the string of feature work. This incorporates both general motivation, (for example, that exemplified by the refreshed Premiere line) and all out re-releases (like this one or the beforehand referenced 806 Re-Edition). 

All told, the “new” AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is a simple wearing size, shakes a strong and fitting development, looks incredible, and offers a compelling worth assertion for a restricted release piece from Breitling that I can hardly wait to find in the metal. 

The Basics

Brand: Breitling
Model: AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition

Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: Steel, rose gold, or platinum
Dial Color: Black or blue
Indexes: Painted numerals
Lume: Faux matured tanned
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap

The Movement

Caliber: Breitling B09
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 15-minute counter, and 12-hour counter for the chronograph
Diameter: 30mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Hand-wound
Frequency: 28,800 (4 Hz)
Jewels: 47
Chronometer Certified: Yes, COSC

Valuing & Availability

Price: CHF 7,900 (steel), CHF 21,000 (rose gold), and CHF 39,000 (platinum)
Availability: Initial request through Bretiling’s site, conveyance in April of 2020.
Limited Edition: 1953 units in steel, 253 in rose gold, 153 in platinum. 

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