The Breitling Datora Ref. 2031 is quintessentially 70’s Breitling in its design. In the 1970’s, the brand became a pioneer for loud designs with colour accents and interesting dials and was perhaps one of the more unique manufactures of the era.
With this example, it is no different. The Ref. 2031 Datora features a unique surfboard reverse panda dial with orange accents throughout. With a large 39mm case, it remains highly legible despite the design flourishes with thick index markers and high contrast white hands. The complexity of the design is finished off with a two-tone minute hour bezel making for a really beautiful watch with presence on the wrist.
While the earlier Breitlings have escalated in value, these have largely remained affordable because of the more economical Valjoux 7734 movement beating inside. So it goes without saying that with this Breitling Datora Ref. 2031, you get a lot of watch for the money.