Breitling Chronograph Navitimer 806
Legendary Breitling pilot’s chronograph
Gold plated - Screwed steel case
BREITLING signed caliber (Base Venus 178 Swiss)
17 Jewels - 18000 A/H - Power reserve: 45 hours
Black dial (genuine)
Bi-directional rotating bezel (its moves a calculation rule under the glass
Diameter: 41 mm. (43 mm. with winder)
Thickness: 13 mm.
Serial number: 1162710
Black leather strap
Steel buckle (signed Breitling)
(+/- 24 cm. watch incl.)
This watch is in very good condition with very light traces of wear…
It is in perfect working order and keeps good time.
In the early 1950’s, Breitling released their first pilot’s watch, the ref. 806. Featuring a slide rule chronograph, the model was called the “Navitimer." The slide rule was an important innovation for pilots, because it equipped them with the means to make important calculations mid-flight. While the Chronomat was the first Breitling model to feature a slide rule, the Navitimer--with its long association with the Aircraft Owners & Pilot's Association or AOPA--established Breitling's reputation as a watch company for pilots. The AOPA declared the Navitimer as their official timepiece.
Price: 4.450 €