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The Rarest Breitling Navitimer Watch

Image from Navitimer.net

According to Breitling Navitimer “rules” every Breitling Navitimer watch has to have a standard movement, however the Navitimer 806 with Valjoux 72 movement has a non-standard movement. Why has Breitling decided to create this watch? Maybe it’s to make collectors lose their minds with envy with just the mention of it.

This mysterious and elusive Breitling watch was created in the early 1950’s. It was named the Navitimer 806 because it’s identical to an earlier Navitimer 806 with a standard movement. However, collectors and enthusiast were surprised to open it and find a Valjoux 72 movement.

According to Jean-Micheal, creator of www.navitimer.net:

We even do not know that if the watch had the reference 806 ! Some of the pictures I have of this watch do not show the “806″ engraving on the back. The only country where I have regularly seen some Valjoux 72 806 is Japan. Japanese are very well informed collectors and the prices of vintage pieces are very high, that perhaps explain why it is possible to find some there….No idea of the number produced, but this was not limited to few pieces, some thousands might have been produced.”

Definitely an interesting story of the Breitling Navitimer!

Breitling Navitimer World Watch

The Breitling Navitimer World Watch has a big name and even bigger features.  It’s 10 percent larger than the original Breitling Navitimer Watch and has that awesome Breitling known second time zone feature.

The Breitling Navitimer World Watch uses Caliber 24 to indicate a time zone in a 24 hour mode. On the caseback Breitling adds a signature touch with engraving of the time zones on the back case. Additionally this Breitling watch has a 42 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, a dial aperture calendar, steel case or your choice of 18k rose or red gold, 3 bars of water resistance, and a bidirectional slide rule bezel.

The Breitling Navitimer World watch also includes a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in case back, and sapphire glare proofed crystal on both sides. Here is a close up video of the a Breitling Navitimer dial:

Bretiling Chrono Cockpit: A Seasonal Breitling Watch

The picture above is not a Breitling replica watch but an authentic Breitling watch.  What sets The Breitling Chrono Cockpit apart from other Breitling watches is its tagline “The chronograph for all seasons”. Equipped with an array of features including a certified COSC Breitling 13 caliber chronometer, self-winding mechanical movement and a minimum 42 hour power reserve, it’s the Breitling watch of choice no matter if its Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall.

The Breilting Chrono cockpit is equipped with a screw-locked crown and screwed in back. This Breitling watch can withstand up to 10 bars of pressure and over 100m of water resistance.  Other technical specifications of the Breitling Chrono Cockpit include a superb chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours), 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calender, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal on both sides, 39mm diameter, 14.8mm thickness, 91.3gr weight, and 20/18mm interhorn width.

Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Legende

The Breitling Navitimer is known for its rich history, everlasting style, notorious durability, and industry wide trust. All of these attributes are multiplied with Breitling’s Largest Navitimer in history, The Montbrillant Legende.

At 47 mm in diameter, this monster Breitling Navitimer watch is the largest model in the collection while being dedicated to aviation, shown through the flowing lines and spatial elegance of its design.

The Montbrilliant Legende brings all the style and grace of the Navitimer collection to a collision with spectacular technical specifications including a Breitling 23 caliber, self winding and mechanical movement, 42 hour power reserve, an exceptional Breitling chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes), 28,800 vibrations per hour, and a dial aperture calendar.

The Montbrilliant Legende case is made of steel and gold and is adorned with 25 jewels and a non screw-locked crown with two gaskets. Additional technical specifications include 3 bars of water resistance, a bidirectional and slide rule bezel, screwed in caseback, and cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal on both sides.

Breitling Space Going Navitimer Watch

To infinity and beyond! At least that was the idea behind the Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling’s official space-going Navitimer. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (get it, like astronaut) was created in the days of early space exploration, those days when going to space and getting there first were the only things that mattered.

So what is the difference between a Breitling Navitimer watch and a Breitling Cosmonaute watch? First the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has a Flyback mechanism which allows continuous timing with no need to stop; it starts over all by itself. The Breitling Cosmonaute has 24 hour dial division since night and day mean nothing out in space; that way an astronaut won’t be confused between noon and midnight. Speaking of astronaut, the first person to test this new timepiece in real life situations was Astronaut Scott Carpenter. He bought the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute into space during this flight on the Aurora 7 space capsule on May 24th, 1962.

Today, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute technical specs are pretty impressive and include:

Breitling 22 caliber
self-winding mechanical movement
42 hour power reserve
1/5th second, 30min, 12 hour chronograph with flyback function
28,800 vibrations per hour
38 jewels, dial aperture calendar
3 bar water resistance, bidirectional bezel
non screw-locked crown with two gaskets
screwed in caseback
cambered sapphire crystal with glareproofed sides
41.50 mm diameter

There are six versions of the Breitling watch. My favorite Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has steel and 18k gold case with silver dial, golden subdials, leather strap, and tang-type buckle, what’s yours?