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Navitimer history and generations

This page shows the evolution of the Navitimer model over a period of 50 years :

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Generation I
Generation II
Generation III
Generation IV

1952 : Very first model of Navitimer

Mov. : Venus 178

Ref : 806

First model introduced in 1952 with AOPA logo

 

 

 

1954 : Navitimer "Valjoux 72"

Mov. : Valjoux 72

Ref : 806

Rare variation of the Navitimer vith a Valjoux 72, produced in a limited number. One of the rarer Navitimer

 

 

1959 : Second model with white subdials

Mov : Venus 178

Ref : 806

The subdials turned white , but still the AOPA logo and the old "rice bead" betzel

 

 

Mid 60's: the second model with white subdials and new betzel

Mov : Venus 178

Ref : 806

Variation of dials : with "double plane" logo as shown or with AOPA logo

Introduction of the "new style" betzel

 

Generation V
Generation VI
Generation VII
Generation VIII

1967 : Large white subdials version

Mov : Venus 178

Ref : 806

Variation :

Mov. Valjoux 7736 (in this case Ref. : 806-36)

Last variation of the 806 model

 

 

1967 : white subdials and date

Mov : Valjoux 7740

Ref : 7806

First Navitimer with date

 

 

 

 

 

1967 : White subdials and date but without the small second and with the date at 6 o'clock

 

Mov : Valjoux 7740

Ref : 7806-S

 

 

 

 

1968 : Navitimer

Mov : Venus 178

Ref : 816

variations :

Mov. Valjoux 72 (in this case Ref. : 816-72)

Mov. 7736

The navitimer with the new "large case" : 48 mm

 

Generation IX
Generation X
Generation XI
Generation XII

1968 : Chronomatic the first automatic Navitimer

Mov : Breitling type 11 (and from 1971 type 12) : Heuer/ Breitling/ Hamilton/ Dubois Depraz (19,800 bps) later Mov. type 12

Ref 1806

The first Navitimer Automatic with cal 11 : read also the "Chronomatic" page

1973 : Chronomatic in the more traditional case

Mov. Breitling type 12 : Heuer/ Breitling/ Hamilton/ Dubois Depraz (21,600 bps)

Ref : 8806

Variation on the Cal 12 movement

 

1973 : Navitimer LED

Mov . : Quartz

Ref : 9106

Quartz invalde the Navitimer !

 

 

 

1974 : Navitimer LCD

Mov. : Quartz

Ref : 9406

Variation with "small" case size

Last Navitimer before Breitling shutdown in 1979

 

 

Generation XIII
Generation XIV
Generation XV
Generation XVI

1974 : Navitimer LCD

Mov. : quartz

Ref : 9416

Variation with the large case of the Chronomatic series

Last Navitimer before Breitling shutdown in 1979

 

1986 : Navitimer

Mov. Lemania 1872

Ref : 81600

Navitimer rebirth after Breitling shutdown

 

 

1987 : Navitimer

Mov. Valjoux 7750

Ref : 81610

Second version of the 81600, first Navitimer equiped with the Valjoux 7750

 

 

1991 : Old Navitimer

Mov. : Breitling type 13 : based on Valjoux 7750

Second version of Navitimer with 7750, first navitimer without the old reference number system

 

 

Generation XVII
Generation XVIII
Generation XIX
Generation XX

1992 : Navitimer 92

Mov. : Breitling type 30 based on ETA 2892

A smaller version of the Navitimer

 

 

1993 : Old Navitimer II

Mov. : Breitling type 13 : based on Valjoux 7750

The Navitimer is waterproof and get the saphire crystal

 

 

2002 : Navitimer "50 th Anniversary"

Mov. Breitling type 41 : based on ETA 2892A2 + Chrono module by Breitling Chronomètrie

version in special edition to celebrate 50th anniversary

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2003 : Navitimer "2003"

Mov. : Breitling type 23 based on Valjoux 7750

The latest version of the Navitimer with a modified Valjoux 7750 to get the subdials back to the "tricompax" configuration