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BREITLING Navitimer
806 “Full Black”

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€ 9.200

The present model, reference 806, is an all-black Navitimer produced in January 1959.

Its bezel has large beads (93) and the dial bears the wings logo.

#910.xxx is in good condition, and is provided with its Extract of Archives from Breitling.

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About this watch

The present model, reference 806, is an all-black Navitimer produced in January 1959.

Its bezel has large beads (93) and the dial bears the wings logo.

#910.xxx is in good condition, and is provided with its Extract of Archives from Breitling.

Watchfid Score

8,1 / 10

About the Model

In 1952, Breitling designed for the influential US AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) a revolutionary watch combining a chronograph and an E6B type flight computer that would allow its members to perform all kinds of calculations necessary in flight: average speed, fuel consumption, distance, conversion kilometers in miles. These challenging features were made possible by a logarithmic slide rule integrated into a rotating bezel. The Navitimer was born, with the first examples produced in 1954.

The very first Navitimers were fitted with a Valjoux 72 calibre, quickly replaced by the Venus 178 (reference 806). The dials were completely black and there were several variations of the inscriptions, some without the name BREITLING, but all had the applied gilt AOPA wings. In 1963, readability was improved with contrasting silver counters and the replacement of Arabic numerals by indexes (only the 12 was retained). The beaded bezel was replaced about a year later with a milled edge bezel.
Early 1965, Breitling introduced its “Twin Jet” logo.

At the end of the 1960s, the diameter of the counters was increased and this version was nicknamed “Big Eyes”.

About the Brand

The story of Breitling started in 1884 with Léon Breitling who founded a workshop in St-Imier. With a particular focus on chronographs, the brand’s history is paved with many innovations, leading to iconic collections such as the Chronomat, Navitimer, Premier, Co-Pilot, Top-time and SuperOcean. These collections have often led to historic milestones in the history of the watch industry.

Services Included

Watchfid Certification Report: Yes

The purpose of this document is to determine whether the constituent parts of the watch are conform to the model reference /period or not, and to value their condition and importance.

Watchfid Digital Certificate: Yes

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Watchfid Appraisal Book: Yes

This document presents each watch in the most objective and detailed manner possible, thanks to a substantiated analysis, high-resolution photos designed to highlight all elements of the watch and an innovative rating system. Available in printed and digital versions.

Extract of Archives: Yes

On request and when available, an extract of the archives from the manufacturer can be obtained.