- 1967 Breitling Navitimer 'Twin Jet' - FULL SET - Ref. 806
1967 Breitling Navitimer 'Twin Jet' - FULL SET - Ref. 806
A Fine and Legendary chronograph with all its original papers.
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
The Navitimer ref. 806 is one of the most iconic and sought-after Breitling watches ever, and this example comes with its original guarantee, leaflet and advertising.
This chronograph dates to 1967, and it has a beautiful overall aesthetic. It even comes with its original papers, which is very rare. The movement features a "WOG" engraving, indicating it was destined for the U.S. market. WOG was the U.S. import mark for Breitling and Wakmann Watch Co., the U.S. importer for Breitling at the time.
Breitling released the Navitimer in 1954 in conjunction with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). This is why early Navitimers feature the AOPA wing logo on the dial. Breitling has constantly upgraded and updated its Navitimer over the years, resulting in many different aesthetic and variations.
The Navitimer's defining characteristics are the chronograph function and the slide rule bezel. Early Navitimers had all-black dials with a beaded texture on the bezel, but in the 1960s, Breitling released a "reverse-panda" dial with white sub-dials and a white bezel on the edge of the dial. The texture around the bezel was also updated to a more serrated execution. Additionally, Breitling changed the logo on the dial to the "Twin Jet" style, which is what you'll find on this model.
- Model: Navitimer 'Twin Jet'
- Reference: 806
- Case N°: 10873XX
- Year: 1967
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 41x47x13mm
- Caliber: Manually wound Breitling (Base: Venus 178)
- Bracelet/Strap: Genuine leather
- Lug width: 22mm
- Box/Papers: Breitling box + Original Breitling guarantee + Leaflet + Original 1967 advert.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This chronograph is in very well preserved condition, unpolished, all the angles are sharp. The bezel is not loose as it might be on the vast majority of the Navitimers from this era. The extremely rare full set makes this legendary watch a rare and very appealing timepiece. All parts are original and untouched. It has an elegant and sporty presence on the wrist an can be worn daily.