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”.
The case size of 41mm was very large for the specific time period and fits into toads modern tool watch sizing category without looking obtrusive. The outer bezel is in wonderful condition and possesses a wonderful golden and creamy patina and functions flawlessly.
Black Gloss "Big Eye"
Suede Vintage Style Strap
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 remains in unpolished condition and is wonderfully sharp and stunning! The bezel and outer calculator ring possess some wonderfully earned golden patina that adds to the character and charm of the piece. The watch will come completely on a hand made Horween shell cordovan NATO watch strap which accompanies the look of this vintage Navitimer.
DIAL & HANDS
The gloss dial is in wonderful vintage condition showing patina in all the right places. The tritium lume on the dial and within the hands is matching and has taken on a charming golden patina. The tritium lume within the hands and on the dial shows no degradation and glows properly when UV light is applied to the dial and hands.
None. The service history is unknown but the watch is running within spec and functioning flawlessly.