Breitling’s First Capsule Collection, The Navitimer 1 Airline Editions

Breitling released their first capsule collection called the Navitimer 1 Airline Editions. The capsule collection celebrates the important role Breitling held in the golden era of aviation. The capsule collection also celebrates some of the most emblematic airlines of that aforementioned time. The collection was released with the Swissair Edition and then followed afterwards with the Pan Am Edition. It is now completed with the newly released TWA Edition.

“We are introducing these Airline Editions in a new capsule collection that will be produced for a limited time and consequently in a limited volume, but the watches are not numbered. With these capsule collections, Breitling aims to tell specific stories rooted in the history of its core collection. This distinguishes them from our limited editions, which will retain their original intent: to be limited to a small, fixed number of watches.” Says the CEO of Breitling, Georges Kern.

Tim Sayler, Breitling’s Chief Marketing Officer, also stated that their first capsule collection underscores Breitling’s important role in aviation in the golden era of commercial flight. The designs were also inspired by the 1960s and 1970s style which have quite a big influence on current days’ trends.


The Breitling Navitime wrist chronograph was released in 1952 and became aviators’ and pilots’ favorites back in those days. During those golden era of commercial aviation, Breitling was named as the main supplier of wrist chronographs to the aviation world.


The Breitling Capsule Collection Navitimer 1 Airline


All three Navitimer 1 Airline Edition timepieces have the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. All models have a bidirectional rotating bezel with the circular slide rule. This capsule collection will be available starting in April 2019 at Breitling boutiques and official retailers, only for a limited period of time.


The Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 TWA Edition


The Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 TWA Edition owns a transparent sapphire caseback with the TWA logo printed on it. The TWA, which stands for Trans World Airlines, was an everyday sight at airports during the aforementioned time. The stainless-steel watch is provided with a silver dial, anthracite subdials, and a brown leather strap or a stainless-steel mesh bracelet.