Breitling "Long Playing" Ref. 815. stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, "Panda" registers and tachometer.
Case: Two-body, polished, stainless steel case, steel back, antimagnetic protecting cap, lapidated lugs.
Dial: "Satiné" silver with applied silver indexes and tritium dots, auxiliary "guilloché" black dials for the seconds, the 12 hours and 30 minutes registers, outer tachometer graduation. "Bâton" tritium-coated silver hands.
Movement: Cal. 7736, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring.
Diameter: 38mm Thickness: 15mm
One of the lesser-known models produced by Breitling, the Long playing was an added feature to certain Top time chronographs. The Breitling Long Playing was named because these watches had a longer power reserve than most chronograph of the period. The watch power reserve lasts about 50 hours compared to themore common 36-40 hours at the time. It was introduced to the collection in the 1970’s and was available in a wide variety of styles and many different dial and case combinations. It was Breitling's less costly answer to the newly introduced automatic chronograph and was advertised as the chronograph for young men with active pursuits (be it sporting or technological) and therefore was available with either a water-resistant or non-water-resistant case - cased in stainless steel, gold plating (with a stainless steel back), or 18k gold. Several dial combinations were available, including all silvered, black with silvered subdials, and silvered with black subdials.
The long Playing in stainless steel with a silver Three registers Panda dial and orange hand is the rarest combination.