Pre-Owned Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Chronograph (Ref. A133161A1L1X1) automatic watch, features a 43mm stainless steel case with a bi-directional rotating bezel surrounding a green dial on a green fabric strap. Functions include hour, second, minute, day, date, chronograph, and chronometer. The watch has a 100m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Chronograph and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our La Maison Yamron Boutique located at the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL ->
Retracing the celebrated design codes of the Ref. 765 AVI Co-pilot, the classic AVI Collection recalls Breitling’s earliest ties with aviation from the 1930’s onwards when the brand was known for the precision cockpit cloacks and Pilots’ Chronographs produced by Its Huit Aviation Department. the Classic AVI pays homage to this unique heritage with highly legible dial, rugged case. and signature roatating bezel that allowed pilots to measure some of the very first haul flights. today, the collection celebrates the pioneering spirit of those early aviators along with four legendary places: The Curtiss P40 Warhawk, The De Havilland Mosquito, the Vought F4U Corsair, and the North American P-51 Mustang
Breitling SA was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884.When Léon Breitling died in 1914, the business passed to his son, Gaston, and then to his son, Willy, in 1935. Willy’s children were not interested in pursuing the family business, so the Breitling factory in La Chaux de Fonds closed in December 1978. Willy, already in poor health, died in May 1979.
Ernst Schneider, owner of the Sicura Company in Grenchen, bought the Breitling name from the founding Breitling family in 1979. Production of “Breitling” watches then moved to the Sicura factory, which later changed its name to Montres Breitling AG and then Breitling AG in 1994. The Schneider family retained ownership until April 2017. Ernst’s son, Theodore Schneider, sold the majority stake (80%) in Breitling to CVC Capital Partners for over $870m. Theodore Schneider retained 20% control of Breitling until November 2018, when he sold these remaining 20% to CVC. Historically, Breitling sourced movements from suppliers such as Valjoux, ETA, and Venus rather than producing movements in-house. In 2009 Breitling developed the B01, an in-house self-winding, column wheel chronograph movement, used in the Breitling Chronomat 01 and subsequently Navitimer 01
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