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Breitling Navitimer 816

Breitling Navitimer 816


The Breitling Navitimer is one of the world’s most iconic watches, originally introduced in 1952 as a pilot’s watch. The slide rule enables the wearer to make calculations, such as fuel consumption, with an easy turn of the bezel.


In 1968, Breitling released this reference 816, a large 48mm watch with a case produced by EPSA Piquerez, famed for making water-resistant cases at that time.

The black dial is fondly named “Big Eyes” due to its silver subdials, and is brought to life with its striking orange-red chronograph hands. A Twin Jet logo at 12 o’clock sits above the words “BREITLING GENEVE” and “NAVITIMER”

Powering the watch is the manual-wind Venus 178, a movement also used in the popular Navitimer 806.

This watch is supplied in a condition consistent with its age, having been worn and enjoyed for many years. The movement has been tested and is running well.

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  • Case

    Steel, 48mm EPSA "Big Case", with aluminium rotating bezel

  • Movement

    Manual-wind - Caliber Venus 178

  • Bracelet

    Generic black leather racing-style bracelet with steel pin buckle.
    Additional straps available. Get in touch to find out more.

  • Box & Papers

    Supplied with leather travel case

  • Age

    Circa 1968 - 1978

  • Case Condition

    Fair pre-owned condition with signs of wear to the case, dial and crystal, consistent with the age of the watch. Additional photographs available on request

  • Warranty

    Warranty options available

  • Movement Condition

    Tested and running to specification having recently been adjusted by Parmigiani in Switzerland

  • Model Reference


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