Breitling 806 Navitimer AOPA Item #2593 Price $7850
The Navitimer 806 is the most desirable of all the vintage Breitling chronographs and was designed to be a true navigator’s timepiece. This C-1966 example has never been polished or refinished in any way. All surfaces are original, from the factory. Please view pictures carefully. The light bumps and bruises are all part of its history.
The rotating Slide Rule bezel can be used for calculating distance, time, fuel consumption and other calculations a pilot may need for navigation. Much more useful than a simple timing bezel.
The movement is a signed Breitling manual Wind based on the Venus caliber 178. It features 17 jewels and a column wheel driven chronograph. Far superior and more desirable than the cam driven movements. It’s currently running, but will need to be serviced.
The case is signed Breitling #806 in Stainless steel. It measures a Large 41mm excluding the crown. Lug to lug is 48mm. The case has a few minor flaws as shown in the pictures. In my opinion it is in outstanding condition considering it’s 52 years old and was a true "tool watch" meant to be used without regard. As mentioned before, the crystal is correct for the Navitimer with no edge distortion. Only the genuine Navitimer crystal will give you clear views to the edge of the bezel. Many have been replaced and have edge distortion.
This Navitimer 806 AOPA is all original and is one of the nicest examples I have you’re likely to find. Fresh out of my collection!
The photos you see are of the watch in its current, unrestored condition. We feel it is best to leave the watch in its current, untouched condition.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. The extent of restoration will be left up to the new owner.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.