It’s no big surprise the normal period of first-time mortgage holders is on the increment. Breitling continues to mine its chronicles with unavoidably wonderful outcomes. Last year’s 1959 reissue was, as I would like to think, the best thing Breitling has ever done. I would not joke about this. Ever. All things considered, chalk me up as dismayed, on the grounds that the Georges Kern jamboree has quite recently presented another whopper. The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-version is genuinely something uncommon. Be that as it may, it’s not without its controversies…

The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-edition’s life started 67 years prior with the dispatch of a pilot’s watch known as the “co-pilot.” Almost seventy years after the fact, this frequently failed to remember jewel has been reawakened. Seeing it now, it is a marvel it took an administration redesign to take this model back to the light. We frequently talk about the constancy of re-issues. For this situation, the similitude is genuinely surprising. The 41.1mm hardened steel case is finished off with a domed hesalite that is fundamental to the vintage vibe. With my exposed eyes, I can observe two “major” contrasts on the dial and one slight alteration to the case. Past those thoughtful changes, this appears to be a blow-for-blow redo. Furthermore, it’s all the better for it.

What’s new?

So, so what’s new? Promptly, bird peered toward pundits are probably going to see two things: The shortfall of “Geneve” from underneath the Breitling wordmark, and the apparent shrinking of the moment/seconds track and five-minute numerals. In the picture above, you can see the first model (on the left) sitting close to the new model (on the right). In spite of the fact that it looks like the minuterie and five-minute numerals have been decreased and the hour markers have been amplified somewhat, this is really an optical deception politeness of the domed gem. Having spoken with one of the men behind this reissue’s plan, I can affirm that this AVI Ref. 765 is as near a careful generation of the first as was possible

As for the case, I accept the new drags are more extensive and more honed, with more subtle faceting. The profile of the pushers and the crowns look moderately comparative, yet the new pushers are somewhat more unmistakable — a need on account of the development update.


I’m not going to simply address the glaring issue at hand; I’m going on safari. Fauxtina. False radium. Fake rad. Anything you desire to call it, the contention about its authenticity in watch configuration makes certain to raise its monstrous head again. In any case, before the comments segment dives into disorder, let me clear a couple of things up.

Firstly, the first Breitling AVI Ref. 765 didn’t have white lume. It was a smooth delicate yellow (which has been repeated here as best as is chromatically conceivable, despite the fact that the press shots appear to show a more obscure, pumpkin shade).

This velvety yellow shade of lume was common in many Breitlings of that period. The cutting edge contention against utilizing a “non-white” shading straight out of the case appears to be revolved around its dishonesty. In the event that you accept that specific tones ought to be boycotted in light of the fact that it is conceivable that they might be shown up upon by the blurring or maturing of different tones, at that point you’re going to live a lovely dull life.

Pink isn’t “fake” red. Ochre isn’t “fake” earthy colored. Beige isn’t “fake” white. They are colors in their own right. Just like this shade of beige/yellow/orange/pumpkin/earthy colored, or whatever your eyes disclose to you it is. I’ll mention to you what my eyes advise me: It looks wonderful. So imagine a scenario in which 99% of watch originators in the business today were enlivened by the regular maturing interaction of radium lume and brought that attractive, warm, welcoming colorway into their new manifestations. That’s like loathing New York City for adoring the green/blue shade of matured copper. You can do it. It’s your right. Yet, it’s a ton of squandered energy.

One minor gripe

Ostensibly, I like the shade of luminant utilized on the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-version. It has the additional favorable position of being Super-LumiNova so it won’t age as its archetype did. I’d call that an improvement. One part of the watch that is certainly not an improvement is the water opposition. Here we are in 2020, gazing intently at the barrel of another extravagance buy, and on its opposite finish is a 30m WR rating. It is heartbreaking. This is really recorded as an improvement over the first, however it seems like Breitling might have driven the boat out somewhat further on this front. Yet, given the reality it is neither a steadfast aftereffect from the mediocre unique nor an oversight disregarded by the press inclusion, reality likely could be that the inner plan of the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 makes prevalent water obstruction impossible.


Sadly, for the actual assortment more than anything, this model will be restricted to only 1,953 pieces. That’s a liberal constraint, sure, yet I think it adds such a huge amount to the inventory it would have been ideal to see it stay as an establishment whereupon the brand might have assembled. Every individual unit will be engraved with “One of 1953,” so you won’t be getting your own number whether you like it or not.

The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 (index reference AB0920131B1X1) is fueled by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B09. This is a physically wound mechanical development with a working recurrence of 28,800vph and a force hold of around 70 hours. It is a COSC-guaranteed chronograph with a section wheel control component, a vertical grip, and 1/fourth second, 15-moment, and 12-hour sub-registers on the dial.

But that’s not all! There will likewise be two valuable metal adaptations of the 765 delivered. Both will come in considerably more restricted run measures: A 18 karat rose gold piece (253 pieces), and a platinum-cased variant (153 pieces). I for one have no interest in the valuable metal choices as I feel they back away from the valid, utilitarian excellence of this watch, however I am certain every one of the 406 will discover homes soon enough. The rose gold variant costs CHF 21,000 and the platinum model retails for CHF 39,000. The exceedingly significant steel variation conveys a CHF 7,900 value tag. All of these new watches come with a 5-year global guarantee. Find out more .