£500 - £800
The Andy Elson Breitling Collection - Orbiter 1
Breitling Aerospace titanium gentleman's wristwatch, reference no. F56062, serial no. 097xx, navy blue dial with quarter Arabic numerals, multifunction digital displays and inner bezel with hour/minute markers, rotating bezel, Breitling bracelet with subsidiary dial and folding clasp, quartz, 42mm including crown guards; with Breitling pouch and cleaning cloth (requires repair)
Breitling presented Andy Elson with this watch.
1997 - Breitling sponsored the Breitling Orbiter 1 global balloon record attempt. The flight from Switzerland to the Mediterranean was piloted by Wim Verstraten and Bertrand Piccard. With race director Alan Noble and Andy Elson as the project engineering director.
Breitling, the renowned aviation watch manufacturer, sponsored and assisted in a range of pioneering balloon record attempts during the late 90s with the mission to circumnavigate the globe. Andy Elson was involved with several of these attempts breaking duration records along the way, before it was finally achieved in 1999 on the Breilting Orbiter 3 piloted by Betrand Piccard and Brian Jones.
Movement - not currently functioning and requires attention to the movement.
Dial - good.
Glass - some light surface marks.
Hands - good.
Case - a few surface marks and mild dings to the case sides and lugs.
Crown - adjusting correctly.
Bracelet - surface marks and rubbing, wrist size 7.5'' approx.
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