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Rare 1940s Breitling Populaires Chronograph Reference 178
  • Rare 1940s Breitling Populaires Chronograph Reference 178

    SKU: BP40SSGV1

    Rare 1940s Breitling Populaires Chronograph Reference 178

    Maker: Breitling

    Model: Populaires

    Reference: 178

    Year: 1940

    Case No: 

    Case Back:  Snap On

    Case: All stainless steel

    Dimensions: Svelt 36mm without the crown

    Dial: monochromatic light gold with reflective gilt roman numberals  
    Functions: Up/down two button chronograph configuration with a tachymeter (tells speed) and 45 minute timer

    Crystal: Hardned Mineral Glass


    Bracelet/Strap: Venus 178

    Lug Width: 18mm

    Box/Papers: Breitling Box, No paper

    Serviced: December 18th 2019 

    Condition: Excellent / Near Mint 


    1940s Rare Breitling "Populaires" Chronograph comes with an archival extract. While models like the Navitimer, Top-Time, Premier, or even the Chronomat may be more familiar, they represent only a small number of the chronographs produced and released by the power house of chronographs Breitling. It's no secret that Breitling chronographs have gained international popularity especially for their vintage steel only selections. The Breitling Populaires line are gaining in interest as collectors look for earlier vintaage examples from the brand. 

    • Warranty

      A 6-month warranty covers performance and manufacturing defects on all our products. This warranty does not cover any problems that could occur from human error, such as dropping the watch, water damage, over-winding, crystal breakage, lost bracelet links, or misuse of chronograph functions. Please inquire about the proper use of your item at the time of purchase and  refer to your user manual as needed. 

    • Free

      Shipping within USA is free. International shipping rates vary by region and weight. Usually we ship the day of purchase, except for weekends. On occasion we make require a 2-3 days processing for shipments, especially fort international shipments.