Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic
manufactured in 1974
sold in 1976
Navitimer Chrono-Matic chronograph. Reference 8806, serial 1407388 gives 1974 as year of manufacture. Signed automatic calibre 12. Black dial with luminous hour divisions, luminous Arabic twelve, subsidiary recorder dials to three and nine, date aperture to six. Slide rule bezel, 18K solid gold case. Width 40mm.
The most famous of all Breitling watches, the aviator chronograph Navitimer was a further development of the Chronomat. First introduced in 1952, it has a complex logarithmic, double rotating slide rule scale, which is used for calculating fuel consumption, rate of climbing or sinking as well as average speeds. In 1952 the Navitimer was officially recommended as pilot’s watch by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOPA.
Original boxes and hang tag. Full set of documents with sales receipt from Duells, Gothenburg Sweden dated 9th March 1976, instruction book and warranty certificate.
Fully checked for correct operation and accuracy by my clocksmith in May 2018. Six month limited warranty against mechanical defects.
Fantastic condition, appears never polished. One dent in case back.
Extremely rare in full 18K gold, please let me know if you find another one!