Breitling 1808

1808 : Breitling Chronomat Big Case 1808

Chronomat Big Case 1808

Brand: Breitling
Family: Vintage
Reference: 1808
Name: Chronomat Big Case 1808
Produced: 1969 - 1978
Limited: No

Case

Material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Sliderule
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 49.00 mm
Height: 16.00 mm
Lug Width: 24.00 mm

Dial

Color: Black
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Movement

Updated version of caliber 11. Notable changes include the creeping date change (already found on the -1 versions of the former) and the updated frequency.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Chronomatic Group
Caliber:Chronomatic 12
Base: Chronomatic Group Chronomatic 11
Display:Analog
Diameter:31.00 mm
Jewels:17
Reserve:42 h
Frequency:21600 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes
Chronograph:Chronograph

Description

The 'Big Case' Chronomat was introduced in 1968-1969 as part of Breitling's earliest offerings with the newly conceived Chronomatic caliber. The first ones were fitted with caliber 11; these were shortly thereafter discontinued in favor of caliber 12. Together with the 818 it is among the first Breitling models to feature the geared bezel.