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Vintage Breitling Cosmonaute Navitimer ref 809 Twin Jets circa 1965

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A magnicent example large 42mm vintage Breitling 24 hour Cosmonaute aviator’s chronograph ref 809 with beautiful condition glossy black original dial with contrasting silver registers and original richly patina’d original luminous indexes and hands. Dial is signed in gilt letters Breitling Geneve Cosmonature Navitimer with gilt twin jets logo. Exceptional gloss gilt dial model powered by Venus caliber 178 manual wind chronograph movement. In excellent mechanical condition with all registers returning strongly and zeroing out.

Beautiful condition original unpolished case without corrosion or nicks or dings. Just fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Shown on 22mm distressed leather strap for a great vintage look. One of the nicest looking examples we have ever had the pleasure to own.

 

Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Navitimer

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

809

Circa

1965

Case mm

42mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

signed Breitling crown

Dial & Hands

Original glossy black dial, original luminous hands, original luminous indexes

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Venus caliber 178

Date Function

no

Movement Serial#

1.02 million

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.