Breitling Navitimer Iraqi Air force issue

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Code S20817
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Textile
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Kingston Upon Hull
Price £3,950 (= $4,969)
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Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Textile

Description

Steel vinatge Breitling Navitimer Iraqi Air force issue. Hand wound movement. 41mm case diameter. Black dial with silver sub dials, Iraqi Air Force logo engraved in the case back. Khaki nato strap with steel buckle. The Navitimer was introduced in 1954 and aside from some very rare early Valjoux 72 models, the piece was normally equipped with the equally excellent 17-jewel Venus 178 until the 806 rode off into the sunset in 1972-1973. This is interesting as the Venus 178 ceased production in 1966; Breitling had clearly stockpiled a lot of movements! The Navi was produced in stainless steel, gold, and gold plated editions. It received its name, famously, due to its incorporation of a working slide rule bezel (taken from the earlier Chronomat) for use by pilots. In some examples, many were adorned with the wings of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as they were offered to members. This model contains what looks like an AOPA logo, but it’s not because there’s no writing inside and “Breitling” is on the dial. Interestingly, this applied logo was replaced by the “twin plane” logo in 1965. Watch only. Our reference S20817.

This watch comes with no warranty.

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Ian Blowers Jewellers

43 Savile Street
Kingston Upon Hull HU1 3EA
United Kingdom
Tel.: [+44] 1482 323921

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