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Breitling Navitimer “Twin Jets” ref 806-36 circa 1968

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A pleasing, and quite rare, vintage Breitling Navitimer “Twin Jets” logo aviator’s chronograph ref 806-36. Circa 1968 with original gloss black dial in staggering condition. The -36 differs from the usual Breitling 806, by introducing a new movement to the watch. Instead of being powered by the Venus caliber 178, it was changed to the Valjoux 7736 manual wind chronograph movement. Lore has it that the change was a result of a shortage of the original Venus movement. An interesting anomolie about the current example is that while the movement bears the Venus 178 designation, it has the newer, improved balance bridge and high beat (180,000 beats per hour) balance wheel of the Valjoux 7736 movement. The most obvious characteristic upon inspection is the screwless balance wheel of this newer, improved movement.

Recently fully serviced and the case left unpolished as acquired. Offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Shown on 22mm leather strap or your choice of sporty leather strap for a great vintage look. Includes our popular fine Italian leather watch pouch, ideal for travel and storage.

 

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Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Navitimer

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

806-36

Case mm

42mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

bidirectional llogarthymic bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

signed Breitling crown

Dial & Hands

Gloss Black Dial

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Valjoux 7736

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Leather

Strap / Bracelet Size

22mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No