Navitimer 806 dating
17 jewel signed manual movement movement, Venus caliber 178, signed original AOPA dial with luminous Arabic numerals, three silver registers; constant seconds and 30 minute and 12 hour recorders, chronograph sweep seconds, dial calibrated for slide rule functions.SKU: AS03130Stainless steel case is approximately 40mm (excluding the crown). Venus Calibre 178 manually-winding chronograph movement. Luminous gilt black dial is in excellent condition with crisp printing and even patination throughout. This watch is the With its rich black dial and gorgeous gilt printing, this Reference 806 Navitimer is a remarkably early example dating from 1955.It has been said that the 806 spawned an entirely new category of timepieces - wrist instruments - and it would be hard to deny that. Overall Condition: The case is in excellent condition showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. SKU: AS03130Stainless steel case is approximately 40mm (excluding the crown). Venus Calibre 178 manually-winding chronograph movement. Luminous gilt black dial is in excellent condition with crisp printing and even patination throughout. This has notably been seen on 13050.1 Chronomats, 12023.1 Cosmonautes, but the nature of the enhancement has not been formally indicated (in this case, this be the use of Super-Lumi Nova pigments).The Breitling reference numbers search engine is an ongoing effort.This incredible feature allows pilots to perform essential calculations on their wrist, long before mobile electronics were available. While the true functionality of the Navitimer is lost on most of us, there is no question that serious pilots (and astronauts) depended on their Navitimers as serious navigation tool.
(The table below is heavily based on “Buffmen”'s list.) 31) and there is no information about COSC certification (that is not needed since they are all certified).
They cannot say ” it’s 1 mm too wide” or “I prefer the old logo.” It’s all the same.
Not to mention, the faux lume looks spot one, an acrylic crystal was used instead of sapphire, and Breitling even incorporated a snap-on caseback like in the past.
With even patination throughout, the printing on the iconic slide rule and puffy luminous numerous remain highly legible - an uncommon find on early 806's. This time capsule Navi is one of the earliest variants, featuring the highly sought after small beaded bezel.
Through its long and storied lifetime, the Navitimer Reference 806 has created a legacy that remains at the core of the Breitling brand to this day.