2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
Ref: A73350

2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350
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Specification

Reference : A73350
Movement : Quartz
Age : 2001/2000
Specific Age : Circa. 2000s
Case Size : 38.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs : 
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold “Watch Only” therefore without its original Breitling box and papers. The watch comes paired with its original polished and brushed 18mm Breitling bracelet with a signed Breitling clasp and flip lock and will fit up to a 7.2-inch wrist. The watch is from Circa. 2000s and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

The Breitling Colt was created by Ernest Schneider in the 1980s after he acquired Breitling in 1979, Breitling discontinued the Colt in 2020.  Here we have a 2000s Breitling Colt Chronograph Blue Quartz A73350 with a 38.5mm stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, polished surfaces lead to a lug-to-lug length of 43mm and a thickness of 12mm giving the watch an excellent wrist presence. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers and a recessed screw-down signed crown in the centre. The screwed-on unidirectional bezel has the characteristic raised rider tabs at noon, 15, 30, and 45 minutes holding a flat sapphire crystal above a matte blue dial. An outer Tachymeter chapter ring surrounds applied steel faceted baton indexes with lume tips marking the hours. Between 4 and 5 o’clock a framed date window.  A framed 10-hour register at 2 o’clock, a 60-second continuous register at 6 o’clock, and finally a 12-hour register at 9 o’clock complete this outstanding chronograph. Sword hands coated in luminescence are complemented with a chronograph-second hand and a split-second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Breitling wings motif, at 3 o’clock “Colt 100m/330ft” and at 9 o'clock "Chronometre Certifie”. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with “Chronographe Certifie Chronometre” engraved into it, inside we have the Breitling SuperQuart movement. The watch comes paired with a 20mm polished stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp.


Personal Note

The Breitling Colt Chronograph is now an iconic design by Breilting and one that has stood the test of time and models like this 2000s Quartz reference A73350 are still greatly appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate on this specific one if you like the model, they don't come up in this condition often as they were typically worn heavily by their owners in the 2000s!


The Brand

Breitling was established in 1884 by Leon Breitling in the Swiss Jura Mountains. In 1915 Gaston Breitling introduced a pusher at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph. Leon later moved the reset to a pusher at 4 o’clock. During 1939 Breitling shipped a huge quantity of chronographs to the Royal Air Force. During the war with Germany surrounding Switzerland Leon and some friends, they created a makeshift runway near their factory. Planes would use the car's headlights as a guide to land. Once on the ground, they were quickly loaded, taking off before the Germans knew what's going on. They introduced the “Navitimer” a navigation computer in 1952 used to calculate a flight plan. In 1969 they collaborated with Heuer, Burne, and Dubois-Depraz on a top-secret project called Project 99. Together they developed one of the first self-winding chronograph movements. Breitling stands for high precision, outstanding performance, and functionality. During the early days of space exploration, Lt. Commander Scott Carpenter went around the earth three times whilst wearing a modified Navitimer. In 2017 they were sold to CVC Capital Partners, Europe's largest private equity firm.