Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced

Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced

Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced
Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Always Looked after and NEVER abused. This watch has suffered ZERO water damage in its life. It has ZERO metal corrosion on its Venus 178 Calibre movement. The Original NEVER restored Dial is simply stunning. Again never water damaged. The Dials Silver/White Chronograph Registers are the LARGE type and have zero damage. It is ULTRA rare to find no damage around the small Chrono Hands which happens often during service removing the small hands. This is one of the cleanest original dials you will ever see. Made in Switzerland in 1972. Very rare to find a 1972 dated original 806. This is the last year they were made with the Venus 178 manual wind Calibre.. The Venus 178 is without question the highest grade Calibre Breitling EVER fitted in a watch. It is a TRUE Column Wheel Calibre equal only by Omega 321 and Rolex Valjoux 72. The vastly inferior Valjoux 7736 and 7740 examples of the Navitimer that replaced these Venus 178 can not even be compared in terms of quality. But the Valjoux 7736 and 7740 were half the cost of a TRUE Column Wheel calibre and so as with most things decided by suits in accounts the 806 was finally ended. The 806 is without question the most important watch Breitling EVER made. All Navitimers owe their heritage to it. The watch itself has NEVER been polished. Its 22mm Lugs have perfect sharp edged chamfers that are original FACTORY finish ONLY. Once polished they are never really the same. Wonderful to find an original that’s not been butchered by an over zealous watchmaker thinking he is doing the owner a favor by making it more shiny and removing small dents etc. As happened to 90% of ALL vintage Navitimer cases over the years. Of course this case has some signs of wear as you would expect of a very well maintained and rarely worn 48 year old. But only if your being fussy. Its not a new watch after all so you have to forgive honest patina. But once again find me a cleaner original that has not been polished. Because this case has not been polished it could easily be made to look NEW again by a talented polisher if you really wanted. But for me and most collectors original clean is the best option to have. Original B Crown and Pushers. The superb Acrylic Low Dome Crystal has no scratches etc. The Bezel turns as when new and operates the original inner Slide Rule which is also perfect. Rare to find these Slide rule so clean. Often they turn Greenish with age. Overall once in the hand to the naked eye this 48 year old looks amazing still. Very handsome watch indeed. Comes ready to wear on a superb original never worn 1980-90s 22-18mm Calf Leather Strap/Band with original Stainless Steel Buckle that compliments the watch perfectly. Please view all the Photographs they form large part of the description. All photographs are of actual watch. What you see is everything you receive. Any boxes or papers will ALWAYS be photographed if included. Fed Ex is also available. The item “Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced” is in sale since Friday, January 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “myhs10cd” and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Model: Breitling Navitimer
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Strap Type: Two-Piece Strap
  • Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • Face Colour: Black
  • Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
  • Chronograph Type: Chronograph
  • Lug Width: 22 mm
  • Brand: Breitling
  • Case Size: 40 mm
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Strap Material: Calf Leather
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Pilot/Aviator
  • Caseback: Stainless Steel
  • Strap Colour: Black
  • Case Colour: Steel

Breitling 806 Navitimer Chronograph 1972. Venus 178 Works Perfect. Serviced