It’s no big surprise the normal period of first-time property holders is on the increment. Breitling continues to mine its files with unavoidably marvelous 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. Indeed, 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-release is genuinely something unique. However, 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 pearl has been reawakened. Seeing it now, it is a marvel it took an administration update to take this model back to the light. We frequently talk about the loyalty of re-issues. For this situation, the similitude is genuinely frightening. The 41.1mm treated steel case is finished off with a domed hesalite that is fundamental to the vintage vibe. With my uncovered eyes, I can observe two “major” contrasts on the dial and one slight alteration to the case. Past those thoughtful changes, this seems to be a blow-for-blow revamp. Furthermore, it’s all the better for it.

What’s new?

So, so what’s new? Promptly, falcon 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 broadened somewhat, this is really an optical figment 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 precise proliferation of the first as was possible

As for the case, I accept the new hauls are more extensive and more honed, with more subtle faceting. The profile of the pushers and the crowns look generally comparative, yet the new pushers are marginally 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 appalling head again. Be that as it may, before the comments segment plummets into mayhem, let me clear a couple of things up.

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

This rich yellow shade of lume was common in many Breitlings of that period. The advanced contention against utilizing a “non-white” shading straight out of the container appears to be based on its untruthfulness. On the off chance 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 beautiful 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. Similar to this shade of beige/yellow/orange/pumpkin/earthy colored, or whatever your eyes reveal to you it is. I’ll mention to you what my eyes advise me: It looks marvelous. So imagine a scenario where 99% of watch planners in the business today were roused by the regular maturing interaction of radium lume and brought that attractive, warm, welcoming colorway into their new manifestations. That’s like abhorring New York City for cherishing the green/blue shade of matured copper. You can do it. It’s your right. In any case, 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 preferred 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 unquestionably not an improvement is the water obstruction. 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 sad. 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. In any case, given the reality it is neither a dependable aftereffect from the second rate unique nor an oversight overlooked by the press inclusion, reality likely could be that the inner plan of the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 makes predominant water opposition 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 great 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 (list 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 save of roughly 70 hours. It is a COSC-ensured chronograph with a section wheel control component, a vertical grasp, and 1/4th second, 15-moment, and 12-hour sub-registers on the dial.

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