Breitling 806-36

806-36 : Breitling Navitimer 806 Valjoux 7736

Navitimer 806 Valjoux 7736

Brand: Breitling
Family: Navitimer
Reference: 806-36
Name: Navitimer 806 Valjoux 7736
Produced: 1970 - 1978
Limited: No

Case

Material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Sliderule
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 41.00 mm
Lug Width: 22.00 mm
W/R: 0.01 m

Dial

Color: Black
Finish: Matte
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Movement

Hand-wound, cam-operated chronograph movement.

7733 with counters for seconds and minutes
7734 with counters for seconds and minutes, date display
7736 with counters for seconds, minutes and hours
7737 with regatta countdown

Type:Handwound
Brand:Valjoux
Caliber:7736
Display:Analog
Diameter:31.00 mm
Jewels:17
Reserve:45 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph:Chronograph

Description

The Breitling Navitimer 806-36 first appeared around 1970. Instead of the Venus 178 commonly found on the 806, it is powered by the Valjoux 7736 - a cam-operated chronograph movement said to have been used because of shortage of supply of the Venus movement. As such it was produced in relatively small numbers. Most, if not all, examples encountered feature the larger size subdials. It was available up to the end of the original Breitling company in 1978-1979.

The pictured watch has undergone a full service at Breitling and lost its original dial in the process; please send us your pics if you own an original version!