Breitling 806 Vintage Navitimer SS Circa 1970 (29740)

29740 Breitling 806 Vintage Navitimer circa 1970, stainless steel case on a strap, manual wind Venus caliber 178 movement, original black dial with silver subdials, tritium lume is in excellent condition and is original and unaltered, inner slide rule rotating bezel, acrylic crystal, diameter: 40mm, thickness: 13mm, Excellent Condition with European Watch Company box.


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More about Breitling 806 Vintage Navitimer SS Circa 1970

This is a vintage c. 1968 stainless steel Breitling Navitimer, reference 806. It has a shell cordovan strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. There is a solid screw-down case back, round chronograph pushbuttons, and a rotating slide rule bezel. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, revolving reeded steel bezel, and lapidated lugs are polished/brushed. The dial is black with applied luminous baton hour markers, a luminous Arabic numeral at 12 o'clock, and silver subsidiary dials. The original dial is in excellent condition with lightly aged lume on the markers and Tritium-coated white bâton hands. There is a luminous center white chronograph hand with an arrow tip, and an inner minute/one-fifth second track, with a telemeter and a slide rule around the perimeter. There is a subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock for the seconds, one for the 12-hour register at 6 o'clock, and a 30-minute dial at 9 o'clock. It has the legendary 'Twin Planes' logo, and the red highlights around the slide rule. The 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are signed.

This Breitling Navitimer, reference 806, has a mechanical manual wound caliber Venus 178 chronograph movement. It's copper-coated, and constructed with an Incabloc shock absorber mechanism, 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance. It includes a self-compensating flat balance-spring, and a column wheel chronograph with a carrying arm. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph.