CASE NUMBER: 1285986
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 40 mm in diameter
DIAL: Black dial with silver seconds and chronograph subsidiary dials
BRACELET MATERIAL: Black leather strap
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual winding
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph
The Breitling Sprint was considered the budget chronograph of its day. Functionally though, with inner tachymeter track and rotating dual-use bezel that could accrue hours in lieu of the third register or show a different time zone, the Sprint is and impressive timepiece. The Sprint possesses a rather beefy case with almost modern dimensions of 40mm diameter, lug-to-lug distance of 48mm, and supporting a 19mm wide strap. Though the Sprint is relatively thin with a thickness of only 12.5mm, making it extremely wearable. The Breitling Sprint is a beautiful vintage chronograph with modern appeal.
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Dial and hands in overall good condition with some darkening of the subdials and a small scratch across the "20" in the sweep seconds subdial. Luminous material in dial and hands appears to be original with some darkening of the lume in the hour markers. Case in good condition with light scratches from wear and a small dent on the outer corner of the lower right lug. Movement running at the time of cataloging. Overall in nice vintage condition.
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