|Model:||Navitimer Cosmonaute – Ref 809|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||41mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||47mm|
In 1952 came a new chronograph called “Navitimer” is a word derived from “Navi” for the word “Navigation” plus the word “Timer”.
Beautiful Breilting Navitimer Cosmonaute Ref 809 with black round reverse panda dial. The watch has three sub dials, the minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and seconds at 9 o’clock. It has Arabic numerals for hours. It is a “T Swiss Made T” model. At 12 o’clock you have engraved the Twin Jets logo and “Geneve, Cosmonaute”. The hands are white in stainless steel with stick design. The chronograph hand has a white arrow. The watch comes with a white rotate tachymeter bezel. The crown comes with the Breitling logo. It is a stainless-steel back case with engraved outside “Breitling – Stainless Steel – 1361398 – 806 - 809. The watch comes with a Venus manual winding movement with caliber 178 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a brown leather strap. Width between is 21mm.
Leon Breitling started Breitling in 1884 with his own chronograph. In 1892, Leon built a watch manufacture called “G. Leon Breitling S.A., Montbrillant Watch Factory. In 1914, Gaston Breitling takes over the business and creates the “Vitesse” model. In 1932 Willy Breitling took over his father and creates the “Chronomat” in 1947 and then the “Navitimer” in 1952. In 1962, a Breitling chronograph was catapulted into the space at astronaut Scott Carpenter wrist. Then came the famous caliber 11 in 1969 called “Chronomatic” developed by Breitling and Heuer. The story of Breitling ended in 1979 before being revived by Ernest Schneider in 1982 and managed today by his son Theodore.
Hand winding Venus movement with caliber 178 with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h and 45 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 41mm
Length including lugs: 47mm