€3.300 Regular price

Breitling Sprint Chronograph 18K 1951

Breitling has obvious credentials when it comes to chronographs, a crucial tool in the aviation world. This Breitling 1197 is a fantastic example of everything the brand was doing right in the 1950s. The case is perfectly proportioned with its brushed case bands and the slightly downturned lugs. Furthermore, this watch is powered by the trusted Venus 188 chronograph movement.


This watch is in fantastic condition with minimal scratches to the case and little sign of wear. The dial is equally gorgeous in great condition with some even patina and the chronograph buttons are still crisp.



  • excellent overall condition, showing no trace of use
  • 3- body 18k rose gold case with snap-on case back
  • professionally polished to Breitling factory specifications 
  • 37 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 10 mm (between lugs)
  • Year: 1951
  • Reference: 1197


  • manual wind Venus 188
  • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 45 hours power reserve
  • professionally serviced 04/2021
  • +7sec/d / 310°


  • original never touched white/cream dial in good condition
  • some slight and even patina
  • original hands, dial and crown

Has this been authenticated?

All watches at Goldammer are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmakers and us. Certificate included!

Has this been serviced?

All watches at Goldammer are professionally serviced before being offered at our shop. Servicing is done by our trusted watchmakers and gone through very capable hands.

Mechanical guarantee?

Each watch comes with a 1-year mechanical warranty so if anything goes wrong, please let us know immediately.

Inspection period?

We definitely want you to love your watch, so you always have 14 days to fall in love or return to Goldammer, no questions asked.

How much is the shipping?

We exclusively deliver worldwide via DHL Express which is free for you.

General care?

Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care, and they require servicing every 4-5 years.

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