Introducing the Breitling Navitimer 1959 Reissue

Breitling just announced their first major Baselworld release, and it is simply gorgeous. This is the Reference 806 1959, a faithful and accurate reissue of the original Breitling Navitimer. They didn’t slap on an annoying date window, change the proportions, or completely mess up the dial. Additionally, it contains the wonderful in-house, COSC certified Breitling B09.

Credit: Breitling

Credit: Breitling

It is wearable at 41mm, and is a great alternative to the expensive and notoriously fragile originals. It ain’t cheap but isn’t a cash grab either at $8600 as a limited edition. It does have some “faux patina” but it suits the watch well stylistically and it isn’t overdone. However, faux patina may be a knock against this release if that’s not your thing.

Credit: Breitling

Credit: Breitling

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