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Breitling

Navitimer, Ref. 806 Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1965 | 百年靈 806型號「Navitimer」黃金計時腕錶,年份約1965

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

5,000 - 10,000 CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Breitling

Breitling

Navitimer, Ref. 806 Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1965 | 百年靈 806型號「Navitimer」黃金計時腕錶,年份約1965

Navitimer, Ref. 806 Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 1965 | 百年靈 806型號「Navitimer」黃金計時腕錶,年份約1965

Estimate:

5,000 - 10,000 CHF

Lot sold:

11,340

CHF

Property from a distinguished Texan collector

Breitling

Navitimer, Ref. 806

Yellow gold chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1965

百年靈 806型號「Navitimer」黃金計時腕錶,年份約1965


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 178 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 1'294'099

Closure: 18k yellow gold Breitling buckle

Dimensions: 40.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no  

Accessories: none

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.

CASE: in good and attractive condition with sharpness remaining to the edges and crisp engravings on the back. There are signs of wear visible with the naked eye throughout, such as scratches and fine dings. There are hand-engraved numbers on the underside of both lower lugs. The crystal with a few fine surface scratches.

DIAL: in good and attractive condition. There are some fine spots and blemishes visible with the naked eye. The luminous material on the indexes and hands shows a strong reaction under UV light and glows for a while after exposure, and therefore appears to have been relumed.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The year 1952 marked the debut of an unprecedented watch prototype that remains an icon to this day: the Breitling Navitimer. Its name is a portmanteau of the words 'navigation' and 'timer'. Equipped with the flight-specific slide rule that was introduced with the Chronomat, it is hardly suprising that countless pilots, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers have opted for this as their timepiece of choice ever since.

The present lot is a rare example in 18k yellow gold and has been retained in attractive condition.