While Hollywood actress Raquel Welch has just died at the age of 82, on February 15, 2023, she will remain famous among watch lovers for having worn high quality replica Breitling AVI chronograph ref. 765 watches in the film A Girl Named Fathom (1967) who would end up being nicknamed the… “Raquel Welch”.
1967, Raquel Welch is a world star. Her latest film, A Girl Named Fathom by Leslie H. Martinson, has just been released. We discover the actress – who plays the role of a skydiving champion – dressed in a white jumpsuit with imposing best CA fake Breitling chronograph watches on the wrist…
If, nowadays, it is not uncommon to see a woman sporting a “big watch” on her wrist, this was not the case at the time! Far from it. Everyone therefore immediately noticed this “men’s watch” on Raquel’s wrist…
It was luxury replica Breitling Co-Pilot ref. 765AVI watches (reissued in 2020 by Breitling). A wise choice for this role of parachutist since this perfect copy watches was a real “aviator’s watch”. More specifically, it was a chronograph with three “V” counters dating from the 1960s which was produced for about fifteen years, between 1953 and 1978.
For the record, originally, Breitling hoped to sell this Swiss movements Breitling replica watches to the French Air Force which refused it because it was not equipped with the “return to flight” function (unlike the Type XX models).
The AAA super clone Breitling watches worn by Raquel Welch in the film had a 41 mm steel case (very “big” for the time), a bidirectional rotating bezel and an “inverted panda” dial, it is i.e., black with white counters. The hands and indexes were covered with tritium (the luminescent material of the time which would later be abandoned because radioactive).
On the movement side, this top fake Breitling watches featured the famous Venus 178 caliber, modified to display a “15-minute” counter (instead of 30) at 9 o’clock. This counter comes from the aeronautical origins of Breitling.
Indeed, we considered that 15 minutes was the time necessary to complete the checklist before being able to take off. This counter also had a small specificity: in fact, it was divided into five segments materialized by five tritium indexes.
Over time, collectors will nickname this wholesale replica Breitling chrono watches, the “Raquel Welch”. Moreover, the watchmaker himself, will highlight the star in an advertisement of the time.