Breitling 809 Vintage Cosmonaute Navitimer 809 Stunning Patina (32289)

32289 Breitling Navitimer 809 (1965) the stainless steel case is in excellent original condition and appears to be unpolished, dial has a stunning even patina, manual wind Venus 178 movement, triple register chronograph, original black glossy dial with gilt printing, silver sub-dials Gilt Breitling script and twin jets logo, the dial is in incredible original glossy condition and is free of any major flaws, original large beaded bezel, acrylic crystal, snap back, size 42mm, thickness 13mm, Outstanding Original Condition.


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This is a vintage c. 1961 stainless steel Breitling Navitimer "ALL BLACK" AOPA 806. It has a leather strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, a domed acrylic crystal. It includes round "mushroom" chronograph pushbuttons. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, revolving reeded slide rule bezel, lapidated downturned lugs, and solid case back are polished/brushed, and in excellent condition. The dial is black with luminous radium Arabic numeral hour markers, pointed steel baton hands with luminous inserts, and a center sweep chronograph seconds hand with a luminous arrow tip. It includes the gilt AOPA wings emblem and "Navitimer." There are outer graduations for the minutes, the tachymeter, the telemeter, and the slide-rule. It includes three silver subsidiary dials with white markers, Arabic numerals, and indicator hands, including a constant running seconds dial at the 9 o'clock position, a 12-hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock, and there is a 30-minute totalizer at 3 o'clock. It has a 45-hour power reserve at full winding, and the 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Breitling Navitimer "ALL BLACK" AOPA 806 has a mechanical manual winding Breitling Venus caliber 178 (based on the Valjoux 7736) column wheel chronograph movement that's copper-coated, with a shock absorber mechanism. It includes the "WOG" US import code stamp, and it's constructed with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperature and 5 positions. It includes a self-compensating flat balance spring, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz).

The Breitling Navitimer "ALL BLACK" AOPA 806 was introduced c. 1952, with the gold logo of the AOPA - the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - on the dial.