Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
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Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA

Brand: Breitling
Model Name: Navitimer Cosmonaute AOPA
Nickname: Twin Jets

Year: 1967
Stock #: 2542
Reference #: 809-36
Serial #: 116XXXX
Dial: Black
Bezel: Bi-directional rotating slide rule
Crystal: Plexiglass
Case Size: 41mm
Band: One-of-a-kind leather strap, Brown
Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Manual
Water Resistant: No

Status: Preowned
Box and Papers: No, No
Serviced: Yes - Always
Warranty: 24 month GCW warranty

Price: $8,995.00

About the Watch

Breitling has a long and illustrious history as the watch that rules the sky.  They became renowned as the ultimate watch for aviators and astronauts. The original Navitimers were intended for use only by the members of the Aircraft and Pilot Association (AOPA). The Cosmonaute gained notoriety as a favorite of space explorers.  In fact, it was astronaut Scott Carpenter who, while preparing for the Mercury mission, requested a 24 hour all black dial to help tell day from night in space and Breitling gladly obliged. NASA put the Navitimer through a rigorous battery of tests prior to approving it for use and finally Carpenter wore the black dial Navitimer Cosmonaute on the Aurora 7 mission making it the first Swiss wrist-worn chronograph in space. 

Key Design Features

This Breitling uses a manual wind Valjoux 7736 movement .

The case size is 41mm.

It includes a 24 hour, bi-directional rotatable bezel and an AOPA signed dial.

About the Brand

Leon Breitling founded Breitling in 1884 in Grenchen, Switzerland. The luxury sports watch world would never be the same. Breitling and his heirs (who owned the company through the 1970s) focused heavily on chronographs — timepieces that can double as stopwatches with the push of a button. They created one of the first wrist-worn chronographs in 1915, and in 1952 released the Breitling Navitimer, a beloved pilot’s watch with a logarithmic slide rule integrated into its rotating bezel.

Breitling’s pilot watch focus makes it a favorite of aviators. But the company stands for so much more. Their Chronomat, Professional, Superocean, and Top Time are all fabulous timepieces with a robust vintage and modern market. Car lovers geek out over the brand’s Bentley collaboration. A Breitling has been a Bond watch: In Thunderball, Q gives Sean Connery’s Bond a Top Time equipped with a geiger counter. (A pilot wearing a Breitling Navitimer at the beginning of the movie comes to a much more unfortunate end.) Jerry Seinfeld is a notable Breitling fan. And even survivalists can get behind the brand: In 2003, two pilots stranded in Antarctica used their Breitling Emergencies, which are equipped with an emergency transmitter, to call for help after their helicopter crashed.