Breitling Navitimer Chrono-matic

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 1806
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Rubber
Year 1970's
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, New York, New York
Price $3,950
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Caliber

Movement Automatic

Case

Case material Steel

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Rubber
Lug width 48 mm Size guide

Description

An automatic Chronograph from Breitling in Stainless steel ref 1806

Circa:1970's

Case: Three-body, polished, nudged black bezel, screwed-down case back, lapidated lugs; chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock. Case is in excellent condition with bezel in very mint condition.

Dial: Black dial with luminous baton markers, numerals, and hands; inner double time scale for Miles Per Hour and Kilometers Per Hour; outer revolving slide rule on silvered chapter ring; subsidiary dials in white at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock for 12 hour, 30 minute, and constant seconds. Aperture for the date. Dial is spotless.

Movement. Calibre. 11, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance, steel flat balance spring, micro-rotor.

Size: 48mm


1968 saw a completely new design of Navitimer, as the taste for larger watches dominated the industry. The resulting reference, the 816, was given the affectionate nickname "pizza." At an impressive 48mm, this was the first of the "big case" Navitimers, the second being its automatic successor the reference 1806 (referred to as the "fried egg") which is the above watch. That watch was fitted with the first automatic chronograph movement; the famed Calibre 11. The calibre was a joint venture between Breitling and Heuer and is now considered as important as the Zenith El Primero among watch collectors.

These Breitling Chrono-matic were made in rather small quantities between 1969 and 1974, while all of them were chronographs they were made in a multitude of variations. Each variation had a specific usage for navigation on Air, Sea or Land. Today they make great collector's watches. These Breitling Chrono-matic were made in rather small quantities between 1969 and 1974, while all of them were chronographs they were made in a multitude of variations.. Grab them while you can!

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Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.