Breitling for Canadian ‘Royal Airforce’

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Breitling for Canadian ‘Royal Airforce’

Post by koimaster » June 5th 2021, 7:47pm

The Canadian Air Force ordered watches from Breitling for their pilots towards the end of the 60’s. It is a model that was exclusively intended for military purposes, and was never available on the open market.

They used the principle of the single button Chronograph as with the other Chronos of the RCAF at this time (Omega, Rodania, Universal Geneve). It was decided to use the Valjoux 236 movement with ratchet. The white dial on the watch remained unsigned. Crown, inside caseback and movement however, were signed Breitling. The diameter of the watch without crown is approximately 36.5 mm. Presumably worn on a NATO strap.

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