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Vintage BREITLING Chrono-Matic 2111 Calibre 11 Chronograph Automatic Panda Watch

Regular price $3,500.00 Sale price $4,500.00
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This is a beautiful early Breitling Chrono-Matic, a model launched in 1969, making it the first or one of the first automatic chronographs ever made.. It is very rare to find Breitling ChonoMat Automatic Chronograph Cal 11 2111 watch this old with Breitling Service box. Defiantly a collector watch or any watch with Caliber 11. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and keep great time. Other than that, it is in great condition. Contact me if you have any questions.

The "slide-rule" Chronomats

The Breitling Chronomat with its rotating slide-rule was patented in 1941 as war raged through Europe and other parts of the world, its design offering a welcome respite from the plethora of military and military-inspired watches of the period. The Chronomat's emphasis on engineering and mathematics, science and industry seemed to offer hope for a future when the war would be over and reconstruction could begin. 

In 1952, the outstanding usefulness and success of the Chronomat inspired the birth of what has since become the most famous Breitling of all, the Navitimer, a chronograph with the slide-rule redesigned for civil aviation pilots. 

The Chronomat went on to be produced in many forms including a version of the first automatic chronograph watch in the late 1960s and a quartz non-chronograph during the 1970s. Then in the 1980s it was reborn in a very different form as a pilot's watch and without the slide-rule. This new incarnation was designed with input from Italian military pilots. 

The Chronomat has remained one of Breitling's most successful watches for over sixty years. Contrary to general belief, it is not the Navitimer but the Chronomat that has in recent years proved to be Breitling's most popular model and biggest seller.

1968 - The "big case" Chronomats

A completely new type of case with a patented geared bezel mechanism is developed for the Chronomat (and the Navitimer and Cosmonaute chronographs). The first Chronomat to be released for sale is the manual version, the ref 818. The ref 808 also continues in production and initially the 818 is powered by the Venus 175 like the 808 and the previous ref 769. It is thought that later 1970's examples of the ref 818 have the Valjoux 7733 movement.

1969 - The First Automatic Chronograph

It is thought the first automatic version of the "big case" Chronomats may have been made available to the public in late 1968, but certainly it is for sale by 1969. The automatic ref 1808 is powered by the newly developed "Chrono-matic" microrotor movement with the crown on the left. Initially this movement is known as the calibre 11 but after a year or so it is slightly altered and called the calibre 12.

Breitling is a Swiss brand of watches founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling. The brand has achieved considerable worldwide recognition as a leading manufacturer of chronograph watches. Watches like the Chronomat of the forties and the Navitimer of the fifties are among the most iconic watches ever made.(credit: Watchuseek)

This is a beauty. It is very rare to find a watch this old with Breitling Service box. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced by last owner. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.  The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Stainless Steel Case and Case Back.

Case Size

This measures 38,00 mm without the crown.  Full length is 41mm Lug to Lug. 

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed, with Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

Signed

Crystal

Acrylic Some Scratches, 

Bezel:

None. Tachymeter

Dial:

Famous Panda Surfboard dial, Luminous Indices, even the orange UPH and orange hands dial it is absolutely beautiful,  Swiss made, date at 6 O'Clock. Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Tachymeter,.

Movement

Self-Winding Automatic 

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled by last owner. Come with a Service Warranty!  High grade, Swiss made 17 jewels movement, caliber 11, one of the first automatic chronograph movements ever made and for sure Breitling first ever automatic chronograph movement ever made. And this watch, judging by its serial number is from 1969. Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Genuine tan Leather, Lug Size: 21mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

Chrono-Matic 2111

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

2 (Please see Tab below for details) Serviced by last owner in 2016.  Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $300-$500 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

+10 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)** 

Certified Pre-Owned

Yes Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1969

 

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