Breitling 7806 Vintage Navitimer SS Circa 1973 (28651)

28651 Breitling 7806 Navitimer, stainless steel case on a shell cordovan strap, manual wound movement, Valjoux 7740 caliber, black dial with silver subdials, tritium dial is in excellent condition with lightly aged lume on markers and hands, the luminous material on the dial and hands are original to the watch, slide rule rotating bezel, acrylic crystal, circa 1973, diameter: 41mm, thickness: 13mm, steel caseback. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company box and 6-month warranty. The watch was just completely serviced.

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More about Breitling 7806 Vintage Navitimer SS Circa 1973

This is a vintage c. 1973 stainless steel Breitling Navitimer 7806. It has a shell cordovan strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. There is a solid screw-down case back, round chronograph pushbuttons, and a rotating slide rule bezel. The 41mm diameter solid three-body case, revolving reeded steel bezel, and lapidated lugs are polished/brushed. The dial is black with applied luminous baton hour markers, a luminous Arabic numeral at 12 o'clock, and silver subsidiary dials. The original dial is in excellent condition with lightly aged lume on the markers and Tritium-coated white bâton hands. There is a luminous center white chronograph hand with an arrow tip, and an inner minute/one-fifth second track, with a telemeter and a slide rule around the perimeter. There is a subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock for the seconds, one for the 12-hour register at 9 o'clock, and a 30-minute dial at 3 o'clock. It has the legendary 'Twin Planes' logo, and the red highlights around the slide rule. The 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are signed.

This Breitling Navitimer 7806 has a mechanical manual wound caliber Valjoux 7740 chronograph movement. It's copper-finished, and constructed with an Incabloc shock absorber mechanism, 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance. It includes a self-compensating flat balance-spring, and a column wheel chronograph with a carrying arm. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph.