1967 Breitling Top Time Chronograph (Ref. 810) Mk. II
We all know Breitling for their impressive and collectible chronographs, from the early ref. 806 Navitimers to their more colorful designs of the 70s. But one under the radar Breitling deserves more credit, and it's definitely due. The Breitling Top-Time ref. 810 is a beautifully designed oversized chronograph that features a robust 38mm case with thick straight lugs. The ref. 810 was produced in few different case designs during its production time, the very first being a monocoque case designed by EPSA (Mk. I) which was quickly replaced with a snapping back case which carried over to the Mk. 2 case design. The Mk. 1 featured a much more slim profile through the lugs and bezel, whereas the Mk. 2 case is the larger of the two main cases for the ref. 810, and definitely more bold as well. Throughout the lifespan of the Breitling ref. 810, there was a commonality between the two different ref. 810 cases, however, and that was the Venus 178 chronograph movement.
|Style||Top Time Chronograph|
|Dial||Matte Black W/ Silver Sub-Dials|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent case retains very strong and symmetrical lugs, its believed to have been very lightly polished in the past and shows very little signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Breitling signed crown. The case back is also in wonderful condition with all of the factory engravings in excellent visible condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The beautiful matte black dial with silver sub-dials is exceptionally well preserved, the dial itself is very clean, with the only imperfection being a small mark on the bottom outer edge of the dial going through the "1" in "120" in the tachymeter scale. The tritium lume plots have aged to a vibrant yellow patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.