The Navitimer is Breitling’s most recognizable timepiece, a highly collectible model that was originally introduced in the early 1950s. The piece shown above is a Navitimer Ref. 806 (circa 1967), which is powered by a manual wind Venus 178 column wheel chronograph equipped mechanical movement. The case is 40 mm in diameter and is 18k yellow gold filled. It comes with a domed plexiglass crystal, a stainless steel caseback and Breitling’s famous notched rotating slide-rule bezel.

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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He specializes in reporting on the watch industry and is interested in continually learning about all aspects of watchmaking craftsmanship, history, and design.