The Breitling Cosmonaute 809 stands as an iconic timepiece with a rich history and a timeless design. Introduced in the early 1960s, this vintage watch is a variant of the famous Navitimer, specifically designed for astronauts. Its name pays homage to astronaut Scott Carpenter, who wore a modified Navitimer during his orbital flight in 1962, making it the first Swiss chronograph in space.At the heart of the Cosmonaute 809 is the manual-wind Venus 178 movement, renowned for its reliability and precision. The watch features a distinctive 24-hour dial, allowing astronauts to distinguish day from night in the absence of natural sunlight. The bright, large Arabic numerals and contrasting sub-dials enhance readability, a crucial factor for space missions.The stainless steel case, measuring around 41mm, exudes a vintage charm with its polished finish and beaded bezel. The distinctive pusher at 2 o'clock operates the slide rule, a hallmark of the Navitimer series, enabling pilots and astronauts to perform various calculations on the fly.The Breitling Cosmonaute 809 has transcended its functional roots to become a sought-after collector's item. Its rarity, combined with the historical significance and timeless design, contributes to its allure. Watch enthusiasts appreciate the enduring appeal of this timepiece, not just as a tool for exploration but as a symbol of precision, craftsmanship, and the adventurous spirit of the golden age of space exploration. This specific example is in eceptional condition, perfect original dial and hands set with a beautiful egg shell patina. The case remains unpolished and retains its sharp beveled edges. The movement was recently serviced and timed. Equipped with a newer leather bracelet with rubber inner finish. Regular stainless steel tang buckle

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