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Breitling A really uncommon and well preserved Breitling Navitimer with Iraqi Air Force engraving on the case back

Estimation € 2,000 – 4,000

Model: Navitimer Iraqui
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 806
Case N°: 10144315
Caliber: 178
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

One of the most legendary models among the aviator watches is certainly the Breitling Navitimer. The very first model was launched in 1952 and the early edition to be sold was the reference 806, like the present watch. Depending on the condition and the edition these specimens are now highly collectible pieces and this specific watch can easily be inserted between them. Indeed, in addition to the great and original conditions of the case, with a really nice subsidiary dial which turned from white to a beautiful cream color, luminous baton and Arabic 12 numerals and luminous hands, the real charm of this watch is on the case back where is clear and crisp the Iraqi Air Force logo, a very uncommon logo to be found on a wristwatch like this one. For a similar model please see lot 102 in this auction.