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Breitling Clamshell Multiscale Chronograph


Vintage Breitling 36mm Clamshell Multiscale Chronograph, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet

The vintage Breitling Clamshell Multiscale Chronograph, is a timepiece that displays a timeless elegance with a touch of craftsmanship from the early 1940’s. This watch is a true testament to the rich history and exquisite craftsmanship of Breitling. Featuring a classic clamshell case design, this watch is both functional and stylish. The case is made of high quality stainless steel and has a diameter of 36mm, making it a great size for a wide range of wrists. The black dial features two sub-dials, displaying the chronograph functions with exquisite precision. The dial is adorned with vintage style numerals that have aged to add a level of charm and character to the watches aesthetic. The chronograph is powered by a manual winding Venus 175 caliber movement and features a multiscale function, which enables the user to perform a wide range of calculations. The chronograph function is also incredibly accurate, allowing for precise timing of events. The vintage Breitling Clamshell Multiscale Chronograph comes with a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, adding to its vintage charm, sophistication, and durability. The bracelets durability and comfort ensure that the watch is suitable for daily wear or for those special occasions. This stunning timepiece is a must have for any watch enthusiast or collector. It is a perfect blend of style, functionality, and history, making it a true classic that will never go out of fashion. With its timeless design and exceptional craftsmanship, the vintage Breitling Clamshell Multiscale Chronograph is sure to impress anyone who appreciates the beauty and complexity of fine mechanical watches.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

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Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers




Venus 175

Case Material

Stainless Steel

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Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


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Item ID0006010
Model NameClamshell Multiscale Chronograph
Year Producedca. 1940's
Serial Number4XXXXX


The modern chronograph watch would not function as it does today without Breitling’s influence. Léon Breitling founded the company in 1884 already manufacturing innovative chronographs.  After his death in 1914, his son Gaston took control and produced one of the world’s first wrist chronographs with a separate pusher.  Gaston’s son Willy introduced the two-pusher chronograph and the iconic Chronomat in 1942, which added a slide rule with a chronograph.  In 1952 they produced the Navitimer with a built-in slide rule that became the official pilot’s watch for the AOPA pilot union. Astronaut Scott Carpenter found his Navitimer so useful that he asked Breitling to modify the watch to use a 24-hour dial, which he then wore into space in 1962 aboard a Mercury capsule.  To celebrate his 25th anniversary as head of the company, Willy also introduced the SuperOcean diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 200 meters.  Clearly, any admirer of chronographs should become familiar with Breitling.