TIMELESS ICON – Inspired by one of the world’s most admired watch families, Breitling presents a whole new reference for the Navitimer 1 collection
When it comes to the highly exclusive “stronghold” of technical watches, it’s safe to say that Breitling has its very own place among the top pantheon of the watch industry. As a longstanding partner of the world of aviation, a field where reliability and precision play a vital role, the brand has always devoted premier importance to the quality of its products, designed to withstand intensive use in the most trying conditions.This brings us to one of the brand’s most iconic products, the Navitimer collection. After more than 65 years since it was first launched to meet the needs of a growing commercial and recreational aviation market, this particular twentieth-century classic remains ever popular in today’s world.
Instantly recognizable, Breitling’s timeless icon looks as stylish today as it did when it was first designed. Now, the Navitimer family has been extended to include eight new references in the Navitimer 1 line, whose range of sizes, dial options, bracelets and straps ensure that there is a perfect Navitimer 1 for even the most demanding of wrists.
As part of a legendary watch family, the Breitling Navitimer has been one of the world’s most beloved chronographs since its release in 1952. Now, with some brilliant additions to its Navitimer 1 family, Breitling is introducing a true watchmaking legend to an entirely new generation of future wearers.
Foremost is the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46. With its impressive 46mm case as a bold style statement, this new Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46 is completed with contrasting subdials—the “inverse panda” look—as an indication of the extraordinary movement inside. Next up is the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 that has been crafted in four compelling versions. This particular watch also features contrasting sub-dials like the previous model. On top of that, both of them are powered by the COSC-certified Breitling manufacture Caliber 01.
Last but not least is the Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41. If you’re a collector with an eye for smaller watches, it’s safe to say that this is the one for you. different to the aforementioned two chronographs, this watch is powered by the Breitling Caliber 13 chronometer, which is wound automatically by a unilaterally acting ball-bearing rotor and delivers a power reserve of more than 42 hours.
Featuring aesthetic sophistication, a refined play on hollowed and raised surfaces, as well as meticulous finishing, the dials of Breitling’s watches speak volumes of mastery in cutting edge production methods combining traditional skills with ultra-modern technologies. Each detail has been designed to enable optimal legibility at a glance, just like on an aircraft’s instrument panel.
This new member of the big family also comes with an easy-to-master aviation slide rule that has long been associated with Breitling’s Navitimer, which, in turn, was adopted by pilots and especially favored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). On top of that, the brand also used newly designed beaded and ratcheted bidirectional bezel, as it lends this timepiece a distinctly elegant look.
All in all, with its Navitimer pedigree, its aesthetic brilliance, its movement—which is certified by COSC, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute—along with its complete range of sizes spanning from 41mm to 43mm and 46mm—the new Navitimer 1 family is perfect for the gentleman who prefers wristwatches that perform brilliantly in any environment, with a touch of historic link to aviation and an unmistakable trace of Navitimer DNA as the ideal accessory for their adventurous path.
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