1974 Breitling Navitimer Ref. 8808
The Breitling Navitimer is an evolution of the 1942 Breitling Chronomat, with its typical slide rule bezel. Breitling decided to improve this highly practical bezel and in 1952, the Navitimer was born. This slide rule bezel was used to calculate complicated operations without any other tool. In 1952, the very first Navitimer adorned the “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association” (AOPA) emblem on its dial (the typical double-wing logo) and by 1960, a real cooperation with the AOPA began. The “Navitimer” name is the contraction of “navigation” and “timer”.
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The case of this Breitling Navitimer Ref. 8808 remains in unpolished condition and is wonderfully sharp and stunning! The lugs are thick and remain fully intact. The original Breitling NSA folded link bracelet is in good condition showing minimal stretch with a tight fitting fold over clasp
The dial is in good overall condition showing some patina but possesses a unique and eye-catching vintage character. The outer sliding calculator is in perfect functioning condition and has taken on a greenish patina. Some of the numbers and indication points in the outer sliding calculator show some degradation but overall remain intact and visible. The lume on the dial has achieved a wonderful deep golden yellow coloration with very minimal lume degradation and the original hands have also darkened slightly and have some minor cracking but remain intact within the hands.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.