VINTAGE WATCHES, PRE-OWNED & USED SWISS, AMERICAN WATCHES & JEWELRY

Breitling Navitimer ref 806 Tropical AOPA Beaded Bezel circa 1959

$12,500.00

Desirable early vintage Breitling Navitimer ref 806 with AOPA logo. With early style beaded bezel and beautiful tropical brown dial with matching registers and patina’d white outer scale. Featuring a beautiful condition, totally unpolished case with wide beveled lugs and sharp edges. The dial is marked with the raised gold AOPA logo (Airline Owners and Pilots Association) and “Navitimer” in bright silver. Powered by Venus calibre 178, 3 registers manual wind movement, and signed Breitling crown. A very pleasing, exceptional condition early example of this classic model, distinguished by the beaded bezel, all black tropical dial, and gold AOPA logo.

Serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers with all functions operating properly. Offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Shown on great looking vintage style Italian distressed leather strap. Your purchase also includes one of our beautiful handmade Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $45 value!

 

Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Navitimer

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

806

Case Serial#

896,xxx

Circa

1959

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

early beaded bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original signed crown

Dial & Hands

original tropical dial, raised AOPA logo

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Venus caliber 178

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

22mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

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.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Breitling watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

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