Breitling Navitimer*** 806 with Papers*** 1963
BREITLING Navitimer Beaded Bezel Ref. 806, Circa 1960
Serial: 948331
Circa: 1963
Reference No.:806

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.

MOVEMENT: Venus Caliber 178, Hand-hound mechanical column-wheel chronograph, 17 jewels

DIAL: All black dial with Radium hour markers, Gold applied logo with BREITLING above it (Non-AOPA), running seconds counter at 9 o’clock, silver color slide rule around the outer dial turned by rotating bezel

STRAP: Leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: The watch is in 100% original condition. The Dial has naturally aged and the lume is intact and stunning (Geiger & UV ok for Radium). The large beaded bezel also corresponds to the time period for the serial number.

NOTES: This watch comes with its original warranty booklet. It also has the instruction papers which are older and appear to be for a first series. A very valuable piece of memorabilia by itself.

The Breitling Navitimer was 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.