1955 Breitling Premier Chronograph (Ref. 1190) "Giro D'Italia"

The Breitling Premier was a showing of the brand's versatility as a luxury watchmaker, as a differentiation from their more utilitarian Chromomat, the Premier became the brand more lifestyle-oriented watch. Marketed towards the gentleman that casually engaged in sporting activities, such as driving, flying, or cycling. 

1955 Breitling Premier Chronograph (Ref. 1190) "Giro D'Italia"

The Giro D'Italia is one of the major European multi-leg cycling races that happen annually and is essentially the Tour de France, through Italy. Breitling was a sponsor of the Giro D'Italia throughout the 50s and fittingly co-branded the Premier for the Italian market during this time period.  

Stock #
Brand Breitling
Style Premier Chronograph
Model 1190
Serial 86XXXX
Size Men's
Material Plated Brass
Dial Silver
Millimeters 37.5
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The lightly polished plated brass case features stylish hooked lugs, the brass is beginning to show through the plating for a beautiful patina and the case features honest signs of use. The case retains its original flat pushers and Breitling signed crown. The stainless steel case back remains in excellent condition, retaining all of its original factory markings in deep and crisp condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The original "Giro D'Italia" silver dial is in impressive condition for its age, showing expected light aging throughout but no major blemished. The original dauphine and blued steel chronograph hands are in great condition as well, showing only minimal signs of oxidation.


None. The watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.