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 Post subject: Re: New AOPA Navitimer ?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:48 am 
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Congratulations Fred, and all at Breitling too, for a wonderful addition to the catalogue. Here's hoping this is just the start of a line of wonderful re-editions from Breitling's past.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:29 am 
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In steel, perfection. :cheer:



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Very pleasing to look at. I like!

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That’s just about as nice of a way to start out Basel as I could imagine for Breitling. My only question is how do you follow this up?

I absolutely love this watch, so much so I’ve started to think about what I can sell to buy this but I don’t think I can part with anything just yet.

Fred - any chance there will be a brushed bracelet option for this?

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no braclets for Navitimer in the 1950s (actually well into the 60s)
only “correct” bracelet for the period as OEM would be a thin, supple Milanaise like used in the 1957 SuperOcean


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WatchFred wrote:
no braclets for Navitimer in the 1950s (actually well into the 60s)
only “correct” bracelet for the period as OEM would be a thin, supple Milanaise like used in the 1957 SuperOcean


I think I knew that was going to be the answer but wanted to confirm.

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Wow -- this is truly an impressive accomplishment. The attention to detail is clearly meticulous, and the result is a rare chance to travel back to 1959 and put a new Navi 806 on the wrist. Truly outstanding!

What ups the ante even more is the totally unexpected twist of a new in-house hand wind chronograph movement. Not only does this add to the authenticity of this re-edition, but it speaks volumes, I think, for the kind of effort and commitment that Breitling is clearly making with regard to bringing its back-catalogue to life. It certainly sets the stage for what could be some amazing further re-issues.

Congrats to Fred and the Breitling team for shepherding this process through to such an impressive result!

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WatchFred wrote:
only “correct” bracelet for the period as OEM would be a thin, supple Milanaise like used in the 1957 SuperOcean


Now, that would be a welcome re-issue!

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Just seen the gold version that's been released too! VERY nice! :thumbsup:

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nice to see how enthusiastic the reaction is - watch has only been pre-announced yesterday - the instagram post is the most liked in Breitling history and orders/reservations pouring in at a pace never seen.

a lot of passion went into this project from all involved, so truly gratifying to see.



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Just seen the gold version that's been released too! VERY nice! :thumbsup:


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My only question is how do you follow this up?


Easy. With a 765 built around the same movement. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a CP or AVI, and they could even rebuild "Lucy"


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enough lovely options for the next decade ;)


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enough lovely options for the next decade ;)


Fred, I hope we don't have to wait a decade for another like the 806 1959



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wristshot of the production model.

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Fantastic work Fred !


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