Up for grabs is an extremely rare Breitling “Digital” Chronograph, part of the Reference 765 AVI line. The Digital was released in 1953, and so called for the window located at 3 o’clock. Normally a date window, this window counts down the chronograph to 15 minutes, presumably for use by pilots, as these watches were introduced around the same time that the French Airforce was negotiating with various brands for the contract of an aviation chronograph watch. Produced in low quantities, only a few of these come to market every year; this particular example features an “MK2” (second execution) dial, as denoted by the use of the word “Geneve” under Breitling.
This Breitling Digital is in excellent condition. The case appears unpolished, and the underside of the case is as sharp as a knife. The dial is in excellent condition, save for a few minor hairline scratches near the 8 o’clock marker. The original radium lume is present on the dial and hands, aged to a striking orange color.