Breitling Navitimer*** 806 Beaded Bezel*** 1963
BREITLING Vintage NAVITIMER AOPA Beaded Bezel Ref. 806, Circa 1963
Serial # 973270
Circa: 1963

DESCRIPTION: Beautilfully aged vintage Breitling AOPA Navitimer with beaded bezel, Black AOPA dial with silver counters, Circa 1963

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

DIAL: Black dial with silver subdials, 18K Gold applied 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 matching hands.
Mention of SWISS MADE T and NAVITIMER. Breilting not indicated on the dial as per the time period.

CASE: 40mm round, stainless steel, bi-directional rotating ‘Rice Beaded’ bezel with slide rule, Glass in acrylic.
Case back with Breitling logo, 806 model number, stainless steel.

STRAP: Beige vintage leather strap with steel buckle


NOTES: 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.