Vintage 1956 1st Generation with Venus 178 Movement & AOPA DIAL!
Breitling Navitimer Gold Over Stainless Model 806 AOPA All Black Dial Vintage 1956!
Breitling released reference 806 still with Black subdials. It now had a Venus 178 manually-wound chronograph movement used until early 1970s.
This is First year of the model 806... first week production...first 40... EXTREMELY RARE!!! Could be the very first of Gold (20 micron) over stainless produced for the model 806 as the starting serial was 868779 in 1956 & this watch is ONLY 868,8xx!!!
Early Rare 1956 First Generation Navitimer 806, Two tone... serial 868,8xx. Incredibly this is the same serial series starting the model 806 Generation in 1956... serial of this icon is less that 40 difference higher into production! This First Generation could be the very first of Gold (20 micron) over stainless produced for the model 806 as the starting serial was 868779 in 1956. It definitely is an extremely rare AOPA! All Black dial as ALL original First Generations were. Manual winding movement caliber Venus 178. 40mm x 48mm x 12mm.
This First Generation Navitimer 806 was chosen as the official timepiece of AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
This iconic First Generation Navitimer 806 remains near the top of virtually every vintage watch collectors wish list. The first generation Navitimer 806 internal rotating bezel is a slide-rule navigation computer. It makes complex mathematical calculations useful to pilots. The AOPA emblem (for Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) truly shows that the Navitimer was an essential onboard tool!
Just serviced by a top USA Breitling master watchmaker in late February, 2020! New Breitling crystal was also installed.
Sell or trade for approximately $12,500! Waiting for experts to possible determine if this was the 1st gold over steel produced in early 1956 or Very late 1955 as a SAMPLE & their SWAG comments to adjust pricing +-!
One Breitling expert recently wrote... original factory hand-written records do show show a batch of gold plated Reference 806 that includes your serial number. From serial number 867779 to 868828 there were a few that were gold plated. This 806 AOPA is serial 8688xx! This is an extremely rare gold over steel AOPA 806!
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