Featuring the 1955 Breitling Navitimer 806.
The 806 can be credited as one of Breitling’s most iconic and enduring watches.
|Year of production||1955|
|Condition||Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)|
|Scope of delivery||No original box, no original papers|
|Location||United States of America, California, Irvine|
|Base caliber||Venus 178|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Water resistance||Not water resistant|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
|Description||The Breitling Navitimer reference 806 was introduced in 1954 and retired in 1972/73. The 806 can be credited as one of Breitling’s most iconic and enduring watches. Navitimers of the modern era still carry the same look as the ref. 806.
What made the Navitimer popular, was not it’s looks but it’s usefulness. The Navitimer’s distinguishing feature is the Slide-Rule bezel, borrowed from the 1942 Breitling Chronomat. You can think of a Slide-Rule as a mechanical calculator. The Slide-Rule was an incredibly useful feature for pilots back when there were no digital devices. The Slide-Rule on the Navitimers can be used to calculate a host of pilot-appropriate calculations including fuel consumption, air speed and distance.
This piece is in very good condition and features the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) logo on the dial.