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BREITLING 817 CP1 ITALIAN ARMY


PRICE : ON REQUEST

THE TECHNICAL CORNER

Stainless steel military manual winding chronograph wristwatch manufactured by Breitling for the Italian Army.
Black dial with applied luminous numeral markers, outer seconds division scale, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and minutes register, luminous steel sword hands.
Water – resistant stainless steel case, bezel, pump pushers, fluted crown, assigned and engraved caseback, aluminium graduated bezel.
Manual winding Valjoux 236 chronograph movement.
Circa 1975.

HISTORY IN BRIEF

The Breitling 817 CP1 is without doubt one of the most unusual and intriguing military chronographs.
Produced by Breitling for the Italian Army in the second half of the 70s, it is so rare that many collectors have  even questioned for years its existence and originality.
It shares with other more common Military watches such as the Heuer Bund and the Zenith Cairelli the graduated aluminum bezel, a screw back as well as the “CP” designation that identifies the size of the case.
The actual quantity of Breitling 817 CP1 produced by Breitling for the Italian army is still unknown, but all scholars agree that the examples survived are very few.
In these estimates we must also keep in mind that this watch was never produced for the civilian market unlike other military chronographs.
Very interesting fact: all Breitling 817 were supplied with an elastic Japanese bracelet.

OUR WATCH

The present CP1 Breitling 817 Chronograph is definitely one of the best examples we ever had the chance to purchase in our career.
The dial is basically mint as well as the bezel, the case was most likely never touched and the caliber is extremely well preserved.
All the components of the watch match the production period : 817 dial, orange hue sword hands, luminous greenish numeral markers, pump pushers, Valjoux 236 caliber, graduated bezel, EI 05XX engraving in the outer caseback.
Note that it is a very well known fact that the the Cp1 Breitling 817 hands tend to turn orange while the numerals take a greenish patina.
This is absolutely normal and correct.
The watch also comes with its original elastic bracelet.
Finding a military watch in these exceptional overall conditions is becoming increasingly difficult.
This is why we are so proud to offer for sale the present exceptional CP1 Breitling 817 Chronograph.

RECAP

Manufacturer : BREITLING
Model : CHRONOGRAPH CP1
Reference : 817
Case No : 1,434,XXX
Year : 1975
Box/Papers : NO
Material : STAINLESS STEEL
Bracelet : STAINLESS STEEL
 Caliber: VALJOUX 236
Dial : BLACK

THE JATUCKA GUARANTEE

Our unparalled expertise and world-class reputation ensures you that you can buy with total confidence from VWC LTD by Jatucka.
We provide 1 year guarantee on the proper functioning and a lifetime warranty on the originality and the legal origin of every watch.
Along with the relevant certificates set out above we also include in the package a dated and signed CD ROM with all our high definition photographs of the watch as a further guarantee of your purchase.