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Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178

$6,150.00

For payment and product info call us at 250-384-7611

Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178
Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178
Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178
Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178
Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178
Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178

Francis Jewellers

Breitling 809 Navitimer Cosmonaute Venus 178

$6,150.00

For payment and product info call us at 250-384-7611

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).