Navitimer 806 Chronograph

Breitling Chronograph Navitimer 806
Circa 1967

Legendary Breitling pilot’s chronograph

Gold plated - Screwed steel case

BREITLING signed caliber (Base Venus 178 Swiss)
Manual winding
17 Jewels - 18000 A/H - Power reserve: 45 hours

Black dial (genuine)
Arabic numbers
Luminescent hands
Three counters

Signed crown

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.

History:
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.

Year: 1967

Price: 4.450 €