Breitling 809 Vintage Navitimer Cosmonaute Gold Plated Circa 1960's (32105)

32105 Breitling 806 Navitimer Cosmonaute, gold plated case on a strap with a gold plated Breitling tang buckle, manual wind movement, Venus 178 caliber, black dial with white subdials, tritium dial is in excellent condition with lightly aged lume on markers and hands, slide rule rotating bezel, acrylic crystal, circa early 1960's, diameter: 41mm, thickness: 13mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6-month warranty.


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This is a gold-plated vintage c. 1960's Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute 809. It has a gold plated case on a black lizard strap with a gold plated Breitling tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. It has a signed winding crown, round chronograph push buttons, and a solid snap down case back stamped with "STAINLESS STEEL BACK – BREITLING – 806." The 41mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, bracelet, and flat knurled rotating bezel are polished. The dial is black with two outer gold Arabic numeral scales, and with a white perimeter reserve and black Arabic numerals for the slide rule function. It has a luminous tritium 24-hour GMT scale with white Arabic numeral hour markers alternated with luminous tritium baton indices. It has gold plated baton hands with luminous tritium inserts, and a center sweep chronograph hand with a gold arrow tip. There are three white subsidiary dials with Arabic numerals, including a running small seconds register at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock, and there is a 30-minute chronograph register at 3 o'clock. The lume on the markers and hands are lightly aged. The 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute 806 has a mechanical manually wound Venus caliber 178 movement. It's copper colored, and constructed with 17 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, an index regulator, and a blued steel flat balance spring.The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz).