The transitional years before the automatic chronograph (1964-1969)
In the first part of our analysis of the Breitling 765 Avi, we stopped with the introduction of the panda dial variant in 1963. In the 1960’s, Breitling, a company almost exclusively dedicated to chronographs offered the iconic Navitimer and the Avi’s as two excellently designed chronographs that were used both in civilian and military applications. These two chronographs were doing extremely well, but the market started to change. In this second part we will examine the transitional period of this family of chronographs from Breitling.