Breitling Navitimer


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Basic Info

Ref. No. 806
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Calfskin
Year 1965
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, New York, New York
Price $4,950
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Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel
Case diameter 42 mm


Bracelet material Calfskin


A Breitling Navitimer with AOPA logo

Reference: 806

Circa: 1965

Movement: Venus Cal. 178 manual-wind movement

Case: Stainless steel 42mm; snap-on case back; push-down crown; and chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock

Dial: Black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and hands; inner double time scale for Miles Per Hour and Kilometers Per Hour; outer revolving slide rule on silvered chapter ring; subsidiary silver dials at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock for 12 hour, 30 minute, and constant seconds. AOPA logo dial

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 to make their flights successful. 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 proceeded to declare the Navitimer as their official timepiece.

The present watch is an example of a ref. 806 with the AOPA logo. Additionally, it features silver subsidiary dials for 12 hour, 30 minutes, and constant seconds which makes it one of the last AOPA only signed dial Navitimer. The watch is in great condition and fitted with the new military green suede Vesper & Co. strap.



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