1966 Breitling Navitimer Pilots Chronograph in Stainless Steel Model 806 with Venus 178 Caliber

Product Code: AWCBR8061

Availability:In stock

This Watch

In the early 1950s, Breitling collaborated with the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) in order to make the slide rule of its Chronomat even more relevant to pilots. The end result, the Navitimer, was a well-known watch and is now highly collectable.

The very first examples came with an all-black dial, but eventually the sub-registers became white to increase the white and black dial and make them more visible. 

It was available up to the end of the original Breitling company in 1978-1979.

Extra Points 

This watch comes with a Breilting type box, and is paired on a fabulous hand made 22mm @thestraptailor ostrich skin olive strap with steel Breilting buckle.

The pictured watch has undergone a full service in our onsite workshop and comes with our personal 12 months non waterproof service cover. 

 

What we think

One of our favourites of vintage chronographs.  A real mathematical instrument where multiple calculations can be performed, as well as all the usual time and chronograph functions.  The Navitimer is still in production today, but it simply does not have the charm of this original vintage example!

 

Spec Stuff

Serial : 106****
Reference : 806
Movement : Venus 178
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa 1966
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug :

Lugs :
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
Box Only
Case Material :
  Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty


Brand : Breitling
SKU : AWCBR8061
Case Size : 41mm

1966 Breitling Navitimer Pilots Chronograph in Stainless Steel Model 806 with Venus 178 Caliber