Rare Men's Breitling Cosmonaute Ref 0819 Circa 1968 First Watch In SPACE!
|Band Size||8 1/2 inches in length|
|Box & Papers||None|
|Case Metal||Stainless Steel|
|Serial Number on Case||1.245.007|
|Notes About Condition||The watch case has good clean and sharp lines "facets" with this case , normal wear to black painted bezel , Sharp clean dial really nice original untouched condition including the hands , all original not replaced with factory ,|
|Dial||Original Mint Condition Amazing !|
|Lug to Lug Measurement||48.00mm X 48.00mm|
Rare Men's Breitling Cosmonaute Ref 0819 Circa 1968! First Watch In SPACE. The watch features a massive three piece steel case with a screw down waterproof back (Ref 0819 Series 11525/67 Serial # 1.245.007). The watch is in overall nice and good condition and is topped with a bidirectional painted black bezel that shows normal wear on the edges). It measures 48.00mm x 48.00mm without the crown. It is designed with a high grade Swiss Breitling Manual Chronograph Venus Caliber 178 movement featuring a 17 jewel, copper coated chronograph movement with a shock absorber device and a straight-line lever escapement monometallic anti-magnetic balance wheel that is in running condition. The watch will need an overhaul in order to keep accurate time. It is topped with an original and rare 24 hour military black dial, guilloche matted silver registers with tritium-coated indexes, auxiliary dials for the 12-hour and 30-minute registers and inner minutes/seconds division. As you can see the watch is in overall excellent condition. A modified Breitling Navitimer with a 24-hour dial was the first watch to go "into" space worn by Scott Carpenter in 1961 in 1962 orbital missions, strapped to the inner part of his left glove, very cool watch with a great piece of history.