This Breitling 765 CP replica watch was known primarily to serious collectors, but it received a boost due to the never-ending power of the internet and social media. Well, that and the fact that great looking, credible vintage chronographs are super hot. This is a big, bold vintage chronograph that also happens to mix in a celebrity connection.
The Breitling 765 CP replica watch is a big watch! Produced from 1965-1967, the 765 CP replaced the 765 AVI. It was a departure for Breitling replica watch, as it became the first 765 with an anodized aluminum inlay bezel in lieu of the former practice of polished stainless. It has an imposing, modern-size, 41.5mm diameter case and a 22mm lug width. The thickness is a robust 14mm.
Moving around the Breitling 765 CP replica watch dial, or looking at it as a whole, the aspect that gives it so much presence is its simplicity and contrast of color. I started thinking about specific highly iconic chronographs and what they have in common: uncluttered design kept surfacing. Sure, there are legendary, overly complex chronographs: Breitling replica watch’s own Navitimer is the perfect example.
The dial of Breitling 765 CP replica watch is matte black and as far as writing, contains only the Breitling symbol and “Breitling Geneve”; no model name or number, no “Incabloc” and no other borderline useful information. A simple printed and lumed “12” corresponding lume stripes for most of the hours round out a simple look.
From a case perspective, the Breitling 765 CP replica watch feels pretty darn solid overall. It contains a screw-down case back complete with model number, the Breitling logo, serial number, and some other relevant information. It features reasonably long lugs that somehow balance the large size of the case by being artfully chamfered and thin enough to make the watch look wearable on my meager wrist. The case is basically polished all around and has some nice detailing such as the indentations making room for the bezel on the top surface.
If we talk about how the Breitling 765 CP replica watch looks on the wrist, “quietly big” would be my best description. From the measurements, this should be a beast, but it’s somehow not. Sure, it wears a lot bigger than a same generation 36mm chronograph, but it doesn’t dominate the arm or overhang the wrists.