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The memo displayed below applies to modern watches (from 1991 onwards), and may not be perfectly accurate.
806 1959 Re-Edition has identical dimensions (40.9 mm x 13.43 mm) and looks practically the same as the 1959 model that it’s based on, to the point that in the image (pictured) it’s very hard to tell which one is which.
The Story The Breitling Reference 806 Navitimer is easily the most iconic model the brand ever produced, and remains near the top of virtually every vintage watch collector's wish list.
Released in 1954, the Navitimer was designed from the ground up to be a function-first tool watch, offering a slide-rule navigation computer function operated by an internally-rotatable bezel.
Though new iterations are built every day, finding the real thing- especially one that has not been overly damaged, or worse, poorly restored- is harder than ever.
Having spent the last 60 years navigating to parts unknown, this recently serviced timepiece is ready for many more journeys, the perfect companion to accompany the adventurous into the wild blue yonder for another 60 years to come.