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Breitling Navitimer AOPA Valjoux 72 pre 806 circa 1956 with Provenance

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Early Breitling Navitimer AOPA stainless steel Valjoux 72 pre ref# 806 oversize early aviator chronograph circa 1955. Very early example with beaded bezel, original glossy black dial with black registers with full arabic indexes, with raised gold AOPA logo and signed Navitimer. This is the elusive first generation model powered by Valjoux 72 3 registers manual wind movement, case serial# 844,xxx without 806 caseback reference #, and with worn original signed Breitling crown. This example is further distinguished by having been purchased in Southern California from Ronald Reagan’s helicopter pilot. Unfortunately without written documentation, but additional details available on request. Recently serviced and in excellent mechanical operation condition.

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Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Navitimer

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

pre 806

Circa

1956

Bezel

early beaded bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original crown

Dial & Hands

original patina’d luminous dial, radium luminous indexes

Movement Caliber

Valjoux 72

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

sporty leather strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

22mm

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Breitling & Pre-owned Breitling Watches

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Breitling, more so than any other Swiss watch brand is associated with aviation.

Breiting may have the distinction of introducing the first, and most well known “tool” watches; watches designed for a specific function, particularly as adjunct instruments for private, commercial, and military pilots.

Some of Breitling’s most well known and collectible vintage models include the 1950’s and 1960’s era Chronomat, the Navitimer and 24 hour Cosmonature version, as well as the very scarce and desirable AVI (Avigation) and Co-Pilot models. These large aviator chronographs are extremely desirable and have seen huge increases in value in recent years. Many of the classic Breitling models have been introduced in more contemporary versions. Used examples of these more contemporary models can be purchased at good discounts and represent good value in modern sporty chronograph and diver’s models.

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