Breitling Navitimer*** 806*** 1967
BREITLING Vintage NAVITIMER Ref. 806 Venus 178, beautiful patina
Serial # 1150XXX
Circa: 1967

Excellent condition vintage Breitling chronograph, Black AOPA dial with silver counters, beautifully aged patina hour markers

Venus Caliber 178, Hand-hound mechanical column-wheel chronograph in perfect working condition, 17 jewelsas

Black dial with silver subdials, Silver gilt AOPA logo, running seconds counter at 9 o’clock, silver color slide rule around the outer dial turned by rotating bezel
Hour markers have beautifully aged patina and original hands match perfectly.
Mention of SWISS MADE T and NAVITIMER. Breilting not indicated on the dial as per the time period.

41mm round, near mint stainless steel, bi-directional rotating bezel with slide rule, Glass in acrylic with some scratching and a slight inclusion.
Case back with Breitling logo, 806 model number and another hand engraved number that appears to be an American social security number likely belonging to the original owner.

Light brown leather strap with generic steel buckle


The Breitling Navitimer is believed to have been released in 1954. The name Navitimer is a combination of navigation and timer since the watch was intended for use by pilots. They used the slide-rule to determine fuel consumption and calculate distances. The original Navitimer collection all had an AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) wings logo on the dial as it is believed that this association of pilots collaborated on the development of this model with pilot’s needs in mind. The Navitimer remains the most iconic Breitling model ever produced.