LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view

Image

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 268

BREITLING, REF. 806, NAVITIMER AOPA, VENUS 178, BEADED BEZEL

A fine, rare and early, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Breitling

Model Navitimer AOPA

Reference 806

Year Circa 1959

Calibre  Venus 178

Case No. 916969

Bracelet Later stainless steel Breitling buckle

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Instruction booklet

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

HKD 40,000 - 56,000 / USD 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 8,125


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-8-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

Introduced as a successor of the Chronomat, the Navitimer was launched in 1952 as a true pilot’s watch. Characterised by its revolving slide bezel that can be used for many navigation calculations, it quickly became associated with the AOPA (Aircraft owners and pilot association) that used their logo on the dial. Furthermore, these first series were equipped with the Venus 178 caliber and had the typical beeded bezel that got replaced on the later generations. This particular example is in very good condition showing great stepped lugs indicating little wear and a fully untouched original dial.