806, Valjoux 72 ‘AOPA’ Navitimer, Steel
A very early ref. 806 Navitimer with a Valjoux 72. Only the first few months of Navitimer production were Valjoux 72 based, Breitling switched very quickly to a Venus calibre for reasons still unknown. Based on case serial numbers, it is widely estimated that fewer than 1200 examples were made over those few months. All feature this deep gloss gilt radium ‘AOPA’ dial, a different bezel with a greater number of machined beads, and a wider, more prominent lug bevel. This example is entirely original and unrestored, in remarkable condition.