- BandSteel Bracelet
- Case MaterialSteel
Breitling Professional Skyracer - Chronograph
Used but mint condition absolutely stunning looking Breitling Professional Skyracer automatic pilots chronograph watch A2736234-G6-140A. The UK retail price is £4,190 (US ,800). It was originally purchased from authorised Breitling retailers, George Banks in Preston, England in 2009. The story of Breitling watches begins when Léon Breitling first opened a workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1884, making pocket watches and chronograph watch designs. His son, Gaston, initiated the production of Breitling watches in 1914 for the military in the First World War. Breitling timepieces have been associated with flying since 1936, when Willy Breitling (Leon's grandson) launched a chronometer for instrument panels in aircraft cockpits.
In 1952 the Navimeter, a super chronograph watch designed especially for pilots was produced, as was well received by both pilots and watch aficionados. In 1970 Breitling introduced the Breitling GMT, a the first chronograph with two hour hands (one for 12 hour system, one for 24 hours system). Stainless steel case in polished finish with a polished stainless steel bracelet. Bi-directional rotating steel bezel which is not ratcheted but is frictional and a slight ratchet to it, the bezel is a countdown bezel. It has got a silver dial in a radial gillouche pattern with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Luminiscent hands and dial markers. Date display at 6 o'clock position. The chronograph is a clever design which incorporates all of the features of a full chronograph but is a discreet two register design.
One sub dial displaying 60 seconds which is associated with the time and not the chronograph, the sub dial at the 9 position is a and a dual function 60 minutes / 12 hours sub-dial with two separate hands. It has got a red arrow tipped central sixty minute chronograph hand and a regular 60 second central sweep chronograph hand. The movement is a Swiss made self winding automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw locked crown. Stainless steel case back. Deployment clasp. It has got a screw down crown and large square pushers. The bracelet is the pilot style with folding clasp and fliplock safety buckle. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. It comes complete with all boxes and papers with chronometer certificate and completed warranty card, instruction booklet, hang tag, bezel protector and all of the bracelet links .
Width is 43.5 mm excluding crown and 46 mm including crown, lug to lug is 48 mm and it is 16 mm thick. Ref BRL 168. Price is £2,895 or US ,700.