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Serial: 1023891 Year: 1965 Model: 809
Case: 40.5mm, s/steel caseback signed Breitling, Rotating Slide-Rule Bezel, All unpolished
Dial: Double-Wing, black with white "small" sub dials, all original, not refinished in any way.
Movement: Venus 178, modified to the 24hrs display, all serviced
Crown and Pushers: all original
Overall Condition: Fantastic Vintage Condition
History: On May 24, 1962, when Scott Carpenter went into space with Aurora 7, a Navitimer featuring 24 hour indication over a single turn of the dial was produced as the notion of day and night is extremely relative in space, this configuration would enable space crews not to confuse midday with midnight.
Before it was cleared for travel in Space the watch had to pass some extremely tough tests carried out by Nasa. It was produced throughout the sixties with both AOPA's Wings and Breitling's Doublewing logo on the dial; both under the name Navitimer & Cosmonaute. The refrence nr. was 809 and the movement was a Venus 178 modified to the 24hr display.
Our rare Cosmonaute with dual tone dial, good lume and hands in original condition is proudly offered at $5400.00 (strap included).