The History of the Breitling AVI 765
In the 1950s, the Breitling AVI 765 watch, nicknamed the Co-Pilot, was the flagship watch of the Swiss brand. An ideal ally for the Breitling Navitimer, the Breitling AVI 765 presented a bold design for its era: a bidirectional rotating bezel, a readable dial…replica Breitling Classic AVI Watches
Today, Swiss manufacturer Breitling reissues the AVI Ref. 765 1953 faithful to the first edition of the Co-Pilot Ref. in every detail. 765 AV. Coveted by fans of the winged brand, Breitling presents a watch that incorporates the criteria that made it successful, while featuring a modern movement that benefits from several improvements.
To everyone's surprise, the water resistance has increased to 30 meters, which is still insufficient. Another odd choice, the famous "Geneva" on the dial has disappeared.
Disappointed with the latest Breitling offering that has severed its strong ties to aviation, the only modern reference that caught my eye was the reissue. So I don't know if the Breitling idea was out of ideas, but it's clear that this Breitling AVI 765 Co-Pilot version is fantastic, which is logical since it occupies the entire original design.
Breitling presents this vintage-inspired hand-wound chronograph, limited edition 1953, with the words "ONE OF 1953" engraved on each watch. This Breitling AVI 765 is the holy grail for any Breitling fan, and since the original model is rare, the reissue is a good bet for success.replica watches online
Technical Specifications of the Breitling AVI 765 Model: Breitling AVI 765 Reissue (limited to 1953 watches) Year of production: 2020 Sex: Male Housing: Steel Movement: Hand-wound Breitling Caliber B09, 28,800 bph, 34 jewels Power reserve: 70 hours Waterproof: 30 meters Baffle: Bidirectional Crown: 1 signature crown, not screwed Glass: Dome chernosite Diameter: 41mm Thickness: 14mm Weight: 85 grams Strap: Calfskin with signature pin buckle Lugs: 22 mm Reference number: AB0920131B1X1 Complications: Chronograph
Case, Bezel and Crown
First of all, the case of the Breitling AVI 765 is made of steel with a diameter of 41mm and a thickness of 14mm. As such, it respects the dimensions of the original model with a large case at the time. The shape of the case is classic but well-machined, with chamfers and a horizontal satin finish on the edges. This one is perfect for men.
Then there are the two-way bezels. It has 12 notches and handles very well. Also in steel, it blends in perfectly with the rest of the case. The assembly again resembles a 1950s model.
Go ahead and set the time with the crown signed with Breitling B. It is not screwed down to wind the mechanical movement of the watch. It has good grip, but I was disappointed by the feel when it was wound. For example, when you wind a Breitling 806, you don't get that quality and solid feel. I thought the whole thing was solid, but it was very confusing and disappointing.
Obviously, the two solid pushers allow the use of the chronograph. This will not disorient the owner of the Breitling Navitimer.perfect replica watches
Finally, the screw-on bottom cover ensures water resistance up to 30 meters. So it's a bit disappointing, as this reissue could be a decent tool watch, not a dive watch. Several inscriptions are engraved on the case back, such as "Certified Chronometer", "Manufactured in Switzerland", "Breitling 765 AVI", and even the words reserved for this limited edition "One of the 1953".
Dial, hands and glass First, the dial of this Breitling 765 Co-Pilot is faithful to the original in one detail. In fact, Breitling has removed the word "Geneva" from the dial. Otherwise the rest is the same. We find 3 sub-dials arranged in 3-6-9, showing small seconds, 15 minutes and 12 hours. To be honest, it was this dial that made me fall in love with this Breitling AVI 765 watch. Super easy to read, this dial is nowhere near as loaded as other references from the brand. I think it's almost elegant and chic :-p.
Second, apply the numbers covered by the luminous product directly on the dial. The vanilla colour, which is supposed to mimic the patina of years past, contrasts perfectly with the deep black of the dial. A thin white rail marks the seconds hand, and reading the chronograph seconds hand requires precision when practical. The Breitling logo and lettering at 12 o'clock are discreetly painted white.replica BRM FF39-40 watches
Third, hands covered with light-emitting products can read the time. This hand shape is specific to the Breitling 765 AVI reference. Not very wide, and the needle ends are thin, adding to the sense of precision. Not to be outdone, the chronograph second hand ends in the shape of a water drop.
Finally, the domed black peridot glass protects the dial and hands. This choice is clever because it emphasizes the retro look of the Breitling Co-Pilot watch. This reissue preserves the DNA of the base model.
Movement and Precision The main evolution of this Breitling 765 AVI reissue compared to its ancestor is its in-house movement. In fact, Breitling has decided to modernize this reissue by assembling the Breitling B09 in-house movement.
As you might expect, this movement is hand-wound to be as close as possible to the original model. This is a movement with 34 jewels and a frequency of 28,800 bph. The reissued Breitling Navitimer also uses this new movement, which offers a power reserve of 70 hours.
As Breitling should be, this in-house movement is COSC certified and has awe-inspiring precision. The chronograph buttons are very sturdy, but still a pleasure to use. Owners of Navitimer or Breitling Avenger Chronograph would not be out of place.replica Patek Philippe Grand Complications
Still a little disappointed: when I used the crown to wind the movement, I didn't get the same solidity I felt on my old Breitling Navitimer 806 or 816.
It's hard to explain, but every morning when I wind my watch, I'm always afraid the crown stem will break. Not very reassuring for a watch that costs a few thousand euros 🙁
Bracelet and comfortable to wear As a big fan of Breitling calfskin straps, I was disappointed with the strap that came with the Breitling AVI 765. The quality of the black strap is very good, the interior of the original yellow strap, but the layout of the seams is not very harmonious.
Fortunately, the 22mm lug width allows for easy strap changes. Once on the canvas strap, this Breitling Co-Pilot watch becomes more aggressive and sporty 🙂 Apparently I also wear it on traditional calfskin and it’s just bliss.
The watch worn on the wrist does not move and sits perfectly. Its box shape and size remain correct to ensure excellent ergonomics and very good wearing comfort.
It was wise to choose to offer the Breitling 765 Rédition on a strap equipped with a pin buckle, as it reinforces the vintage side of the timepiece. And even if Breitling's folding clasp is of high quality, with a simple pin buckle, it will be more comfortable to wear.
Over the years, Breitling has accustomed us to beautiful bakelite boxes with cardboard boxes in the brand colors. The set is elegant and highlights our precious tocantes. Now that the era is over, the packaging of Breitling wholesale replica watches is basic and disappointing, even in limited editions.
It is undeniable that times have changed and we must consume more ecologically, but ecology has a good backing and is more suitable for some people than others. So very disappointed to unpack my Breitling 765 AVI as it was delivered in a small blue and brown cardboard box. Inside is a good quality brown leather carrying case. It protects the watch well.
Our take on the Breitling AVI 765 Without a doubt, this Breitling AVI 765 is a faithful reproduction of the brand's iconic timepiece. Not a fan of reissues, I hesitated for a long time to buy this Breitling chronograph. But this chronograph does have everything it takes to please the brand's fans: aesthetics, readability, precision and manual winding.
What a delight to wind up your watch every morning before going to work. Automatic watches have hit the market, but I love this retro side, nostalgic for a bygone era.
After changing the strap, this Breitling AVI Co-Pilot watch is very comfortable on the wrist and looks smaller than the brand's other reference models. The dial is also more refined, which is very rare for a Breitling chronograph, so it's important to emphasize it :-p
For this new Breitling B09 movement, I am also a little disappointed. Personally, I would really like the Breitling to be mounted on a good old Venus like it was in the 1950s. However, you have to keep up with the times and I have no doubts about the quality of this newly manufactured movement.
All in all, I have mentioned this Breitling AVI watch in my top 5 Breitling mens replica watch, and I must admit it deserves the first place. It is more original than the other Breitling Navitimer, in the same caliber.