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Breitling Unitime*** 1260*** 1950's
BREITLING Rare Vintage UNITIME Ref. 1260 Automatic 24h ‘World Time’ with Date, Silver Map Dial, Gold plated, in Excellent Condition, 1950’s
Serial # 633XXX
Circa: 1950’s

DESCRIPTION: Vintage Bretiling UNITIME 24h ‘world time’ automatic complication in excellent condition, from the 1950’s

MOVEMENT: Calibre 260 based on Felsa 711, self-winding mechanical movement with world time module, 21 jewels

DIAL: Mint condition silver dial with world map in the center and gold baton hour markers. Gold ‘dauphine’ hours, minutes and center sweep seconds hand. Date window beveled with golden rim at 3 o’clock. Black hours wheel around the dial and peripheral world cities disc in matching silver color to the center dial.

CASE: 37mm, gold capped stainless steel round snap-back case with stainless steel back, with rotating bezel to jump the cities disc into desired position

STRAP: Black leather strap with plated tang buckle

MANUFACTURER: BREITLING

NOTES: Breitling has long history of empathizing with the needs of the busy flight-professional, harking back to the 1930s with the advent of their first iconic chronographs. During the early 1950s, the same time that Pan Am and Rolex were developing the travelers sports watch, the GMT Master, Breitling distinguished itself by introducing a sophisticated model named Unitime, a self-winding “world time” watch that has since become a much sought-after collector’s item. This piece is a collector dream due to its historical relevance, its ideal wearable size of 37mm, has a self-winding movement, is easy to read and easy to use and has the hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date that make up the basic needs for a mechanical timepiece.