Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with original box and papers Navitimer, Reference 806, Case Number 1159791, Sold 30th April 1970
Lot 36
Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with original box and papers Navitimer, Reference 806, Case Number 1159791, Sold 30th April 1970
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,828) inc. premium
Lot Details
Breitling. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with original box and papers
Navitimer, Reference 806, Case Number 1159791, Sold 30th April 1970
17-jewel Venus Cal. 178 movement with pillar wheel governed chronograph work, gloss black dial with luminous hourly batons bordered by outer Arabic timing divisions, subsidiary dials for minute and hour recording and running seconds located at three, six and nine o'clock respectively, polished tonneau case with bi-directional slide rule bezel, fitted maker's black leather strap with steel buckle, together with original box and numbered guarantee, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • Released by Breitling in 1952 the 806 was the first of the Navitimer models. The bi-directional slide rule bezel, described as a "navigation computer", was an instant hit with pilots around the world as it gives the wearer means to handle all calculations necessary to follow a flight plan. Nearly 60 years after its creation, the Navitimer is still being manufactured today. The cult status of the 806 has made it one of the most famous and identifiable watches to have come out of the 20th century.

    This watch is being sold by the original owner and has never been offered at auction before.
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