Breitling launches Breitling AVI Ref.765 1953 41mm Limited Edition Watch Replica

Several months following the discharge of the Breitling Aviation Chronograph Ref.806 1959 replica watch, Breitling boss Georges Kern dropped an earlier consider a new pilot’s chronograph on his Instagram. “New,” as you can tell in the images, is really a relative term, because this is a classic-inspired re-edition of Breitling’s much-loved and incredibly collectible 765 AVI chronograph. The brand new version, dubbed the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition watch replica, is really a mid-century military design that’s been reborn some 67 years later, as time passes (and the selection of steelrose gold, or platinum ┬ĘC all limited editions) diminishing little from the original’s handsome hands-wound charm.

The Case

These images, largely pulled from Kern’s own Instagram, show the Breitling Aviation 765 1953 Re-Edition 41mm watch fake as a faithful recreation of the original, with a 41mm case, a highly domed crystal, and a 12-hour screw-secured bezel. Offered in steel, rose gold, and platinum, each offers its own production limited edition, in runs of 1953, 253, and 153, respectively. 

The Movement

Being a historical recreation from Breitling, the Breitling AVI 765 1953 men’s watch replica gets a proper movement in the in-house B09 caliber. Hand-wound, ticking at 4 Hz, and offering some 70 hours of power reserve, this special expression of Breitling’s well-known B01 uses a column wheel and displays running seconds, a 15-minute counter (three o’clock) and a 12-hour counter at six. With no date and a matte dial treatment for all three available versions, the AVI 765 1953 Re-Edition replica hits the same mark as the original, by which I mean, it’s gorgeous. 


While all three versions have their own charm, the price point of the steel (CHF 7,900, or about $8,050 at the time of posting) and the blue dial of the platinum example really speak to me. The rose gold is undeniably rad, but the white metal really works here and the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition offers a ton of vintage-effect military chronograph for slightly less money than the (also lovely) Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition (which currently sells for $8,600 in steel). While I’m personally not a huge fan of pilot’s watches, I am a sucker for a 12-hour bezel and I have to imagine that this 765 AVI 1953 would look amazing on a NATO. 

The Basics

Brand: Breitling

Model: AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition

Diameter: 41mm

Thickness: 11mm

Case Material: Steel, rose gold, or platinum

Dial Color: Black or blue

Indexes: Painted numerals

Lume: Faux aged tanned

Water Resistance: 30 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap

Caliber: Breitling B09

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 15-minute counter, and 12-hour counter for the chronograph

Diameter: 30mm

Power Reserve: 70 hours

Winding: Hand-wound

Frequency: 28,800 (4 Hz)

Jewels: 47

Price: CHF 7,900 (steel), CHF 21,000 (rose gold), and CHF 39,000 (platinum)


All told, the “new” Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition replica is an easy-wearing size, rocks a solid and appropriate movement, looks great, and offers a compelling value statement for a limited edition piece from Breitling that I can’t wait to see in the metal. More information, please visit our latest replica Breitling watches listing,, we are selling almost all model AAA grade 1 :1 cloned Breitling watches.

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