Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

60 Breitling Attractive and Well Preserved, Navitimer, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Dial, Reference 806

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 4,810

Model: Navitimer
Reference: 806
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 178
Case N°: 1 084 423
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Breitling is a Swiss brand founded in Saint-Imier in 1884 by the engineer Leon Breitling. Nowadays it seems normal to see large watches, with diameters of 40 mm or more. Though, in the middle of the 20th century, fashion and style demanded smaller sized timepieces. It was in this scenario that Breitling, around the ’60s, decided to go against the current and began to produce large specimens, also considering the type of use to which these objects were destined. The production increased, leading the brand to also explore the field of useful tools for air navigation with the renowned Navitimer and numerous successes were obtained specifically with chronographs. The present chronograph offers fantastic value to the discerning collector, as it is a rare find among vintage Breitling wristwatches. 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. The great and original conditions of the case, with a really nice subsidiary dial, luminous baton and Arabic 12 numerals, luminous hands and the twinjet logo stands out perfectly on the black background dial. Depending on the condition and the edition of these specimens are now highly collectible pieces and this specific watch can easily be inserted among them.