1973 Breitling Tri-Compax Chronograph Gold Cap (Ref. 1451) "Long Playing"

The nickname "Long Playing" holds true when referring to the Breitling ref. 1451 Tri-Compax chronograph. By implementing an extra-long mainspring into the Valjoux 7736 manual wind movement, the power reserve is upgraded to an extensive 52 hours.

Stock #
Brand Breitling
Style "Tri-Compax" Chronograph
Model 1451
Serial 141XXXX
Size Men's
Material Gold Cap Stainless Steel
Dial Champagne
Millimeters 42x46
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The large and noble gold cap tonneau-style case maintains strong factory finishing and angles while exhibiting honest wear from use. The case retains its original Breitling signed crown, the pushers are also original and are partially missing some of the gold capping from wear. The case back retains all of the factory markings and serials in crisp condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The striking and vivid champagne-gold dial is in well-preserved vintage condition with honest elements of gentle age present that add to the vintage aesthetic of the watch overall. The tritium lume plots have aged to a dark grey patina, under UV light inspection all of the lume plots remain fully intact except for the 6 o'clock plot which is missing. The original tritium hands match the lume patina of the dial perfectly and retain all of the black enameling 


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