Breitling introduces the Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI 1953 Re-Edition.

In 2019 Breitling gave us the Navitimer ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition. The result of a friendship between Breitling's new CEO and vintage watch expert WatchFred, the 806 Re-Edition was exceedingly faithful to its source of inspiration, notwithstanding the various technical improvements and updates made. Breitling now continues on this path with the next re-edition of a watch from its back catalogue: the Breitling ref. Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI 1953 Re-Edition.

The original ref. 765 AVI was a dedicated pilot's chronograph with revolving bezel calibrated for 12-hours. Early iterations featured a digital minute counter; not much later a more conventional lay-out was incorporated. The watch had luminous Arabic numerals and luminous hands. The luminous markers on the minute counter (and the associated hand) provided a quirky touch to an otherwise fairly utilitarian design.

As with the 806 Re-Edition, Breitling has spared no expenses in creating a faithful reproduction of the original 765 AVI. The case is near identical down to the elegant, thin numerals on the bezel. The dial too is a near perfect facsimile of its vintage counterparts. Inside it's a different story though: the new 765 AVI is powered by Breitling's Calibre B09, a hand-wound COSC-certified chronograph movement that finds its roots in the B01.

The Breitling 765 AVI is a limited edition of 1953 pieces. It is available for pre-order through our eBoutique.