Unveiled in 1952 as an evolution of the Chronomat model, the Breitling Navitimer has long stood as one of the most iconic Swiss-made pilot watches, lauded by both fashion circles and pilots alike. In fact, the first Navitimer, the 806, becoming the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Engineered specifically for aviators and featuring an integrated slide rule, the Navitimer was originally kept ticking via a Valjoux 72 movement, though the latest generation of the Breitling chronograph features the Swiss horology outfit’s own in-house 01 calibre self-winding mechanical motor.
Obviously, elite watches like the Navitimer don’t come cheap, and while auction websites have traditionally presented more affordable alternatives than traditional avenues, online auctions can come with the risk of acquiring a fake. Wanting to offer the benefits of purchasing via online bidding while eliminating any risk of buying a knockoff, eBay has launched a new authenticity program, guaranteeing every watch valued at over $2,000 that passes through its site is first inspected by a team of authentication experts before being packaged for final delivery. Best of all, eBay offers this peace of mind-affording service 100% free of charge. If you’re interested in picking up a genuine Breitling Navitimer Chronograph — or any other model from the Swiss luxury brand — that’s been authenticated by eBay’s team of experts you can check out the link below.
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