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  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 1973
    Reference No: 7806
    Case No: 1’424’194
    Model Name: Navitimer
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7740, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example is a reference 7806 from the early 1970’s and is further preserved in excellent overall condition. This attractive piece is fit for any collectors of pilot watches who are seeking to add a fantastic example of a Breitling Navitimer.

  • Artist Biography

    Breitling

    Swiss • 1884

    The firm started by Leon Breitling in 1884 is best known for its technical aviation and oceanic watches. Today, all models are outfitted with certified chronometer movements, used for accurate timing. Early aviation pioneers in specialized chronograph timepieces, Breitling introduced the circular slide rule to watches in the 1940s for use by pilots. The firm’s most iconic chronograph, the Navitimer, was introduced in 1954 and continues to be manufactured today. Another key model is the Duograph, a split-seconds chronograph that was Breitling's most prestigious wristwatch during the 1940s through '60s. Their watches are built on their reputation for precision and sturdiness.

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Ref. 7806
A fine and attractive stainless steel pilot’s chronograph wristwatch with date

Circa 1973
41mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

Estimate
HK$23,000 - 40,000 
€2,600-4,600
$2,900-5,100

Sold for HK$30,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019