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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

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.