|Movement:||Breitling Automatic Cal 12|
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Here we are very fortunate to offer a classic Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic Ref 8806 dating back to 1973 and housing the Cal 12 automatic chronograph movement. This is a particularly fine example of this timepiece. The Cal 12 is an updated version of the famous Cal 11 which was the first ever automatic chronograph movement (originally released in 1969).
This has a unique look, as the winding crown is on the left hand side of the case, with the chronograph pushers on the right.
The dial apperas in original condition with clear ageing to the hour markers and hands.
This is a two dial chronograph so does not have a hacking central seconds, instead just the chronograph second hand, half hour register and 12 hour register.
The date aperture sits at 6 oclock with red numbers, which provides a little more colour and a sportier look to the dial.
The dial is bordered by a slide rule chapter ring, which rotates smoothly via turning the bezel.
The case is large for a 70s watch though is a perfect size for a modern chronograph at 40mm excluding the crown. This also comes with its original box, which clearly shows it;s age and a small Breitling leaflet.
This watch has just undergone a full service, the movement has been overhauled, cleaned and relubricated, the plexiglass crystal has also been polished and the case has had a very light polish to remove some of the fine scratches.
The dial appears original with clear ageing to the dial, hands, applied hour markers and chapter ring.
The case back is in very good condition with very minimal wear.
We have fitted a high quality Italian leather hand made strap to this watch with a stainless steel pin buckle.
As always, with vintage watches, water resistance is not guaranteed and we certainly do not recommend use in water.
To view this watch please contact us first as this is not on permanent display.
We are happy to post this watch.