"Duograph" was the name of Breitling’s family of split seconds chronographs produced in the 1940s and 1950s. Available in stainless steel, yellow gold and pink gold, the present version, cased in 18k pink gold, has a substantial diameter of nearly 38 mm and must be considered the top-of-the-line version. The silvered dial is extraordinarily well preserved and appears to be free of any restoration or other signs of ageing. The case was probably never polished since new, retaining superbly defined bevels and the original satin-finish throughout. The bezel is, quite amazingly, featuring one surface completely mirrored-polished and the lower level with concentric satin brushes. The crystal, with some internal crackling, is most likely the original one dating from the 1940’s. We can hardly remember seeing on the market a more original and crisper example of Breitling’s legendary split seconds model.
An extremely rare, charismatic, and large pink gold split second chronograph wristwatch with tachometer scale
Case, dial and movement signed
The case/bracelet: The case is in wonderful condition with very well preserved chamfers to the lugs and details to the bezel. We believe that the case has never been exposed to polishing or “wear as such” ever. The guilt chronograph pushers and winding crown have lost the plating to the surface. The crystal is most likely the original one, but internally completely crackled The dial: The dial is absolutely original, untouched and in virtually close to perfect condition. The movement: The movement is running and in overall close to mint condition. Overall the condition is as close as to factory finish as possible for this model.