1971 Breitling Datora Ref. 2031 "Surf Board"

The Breitling Datora has all the key elements that we so endearingly love about vintage Breitling chronographs of the 1960's and the 1970's Starting in the 1960’s, Breitling began releasing a number of new chronograph models and expanding the range of current models with a variety of dial designs.The Datora gets the nickname the "Surfboard" as a result of the white center portion of the dial which gives this a super cool and unique look to the sub dial section of the dial. Unlike most chronographs, the Datora features a 45-minute register, instead of the more common 30-minute register.

The other key features include an outer rotating bezel similar to a dive watch for tracking elapsed time. A date complication located at the 6 o'clock position and the high visibility orange minute and hour luminous filled "cigarette style" hands, as well as the striking high visibility orange sweeping Chrono hand and 45-minute register hand that is located within the right subdial.

The Datora is not often seen as it is a watch collectors tend to hold onto and finding an example such as the one we are offering here at Craft & Tailored can be difficult. This specific piece would make a great addition to the collector of vintage chronographs and would prove to be a functional yet unique piece as a daily driver. The manual Valjuoux 7732 movement is a tried and true movement


Stock #
Brand Breitling
Style Pilots Chronograph
Model Datora
Serial 136XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black "Surfboard" Dial 
Millimeters 39mm
Strap  Perlon Nato Strap



The case of this Breitling Datora Ref. 2031 remains in unpolished condition and is wonderfully sharp and stunning!  The bezel is also in wonderful condition and shows very light patina. The watch will come with a Perlon strap or a hand made leather strap of your choice.


The unique "Surfboard" dial is in immaculate condition. The tritium lume within the orange "cigarette" style hands shows no lume degradation and glows properly when UV light is applied. The original date wheel is free of any corrosion and is also in flawless condition.


None. The watch was fully serviced and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on actuate time keeping