Breitling. A Stainless Steel Pilot’s Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
Case No: 140xxxx
Cal. 7740 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, black dial, luminous baton numerals with Arabic 12, luminous hands, inner double time scale for MPH and KM, outer revolving slide rule on a silvered chapter ring, three silvered engine-turned subsidiary dials for 12 hour and 30 minute registers and constant seconds, large circular case, ridge-edge revolving bezel, extended down-turned lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, snap on back, case, dial, and movement signed
In the early 1970’s, Breitling released the successor to the famous Navitimer reference 806 – the reference 7806, which added a date display and the new Breitling logo with two planes. This updated model used a Valjoux 7740 movement to allow for the date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Other subtle differences between the new reference 7806 and the older models also included a different style of hand for constant seconds than the 12 hour and 30 minute register hands, the 12 hour register moved to 9 o’clock while the constant second switched to 6 o’clock, and the “Navitimer” signature on the dial moved to be next to the “Breitling” and “Geneve” signatures. The present watch is a fine example of the last generation of Breitling Navitimers, showing the clear evolution from the first AOPA model. One of the most iconic watches produced by the brand, its rich history and timeless design make it the perfect watch for any occasion.