Introduced in 2002, this model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand’s iconic Navitimer chronograph timepiece. Launched in 1952, the Navitimer chronograph quickly became a favourite among pilots and aviation enthusiasts. On its 50th anniversary, Breitling issued a special version of this horological classic, by now the oldest chronograph in uninterrupted production. To mark the occasion, this exceptional Navitimer carries the original emblem of the era consisting of two stylized planes.
The integrity of the Navitimer has been scrupulously respected, notably including the slide rule which faithfully replicates the logarithmic scales and graduations of the first models. In addition to the traditional black dial, Breitling also issued a lacquered silvered dial exclusively intended for this commemorative version.
The Navitimer is fitted with Caliber 41, assembled and “prepared” in the workshops of Breitling Chronométrie in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Breitling Caliber 41, selfwinding, chronometer-certified, 28,000 V/h, 38 jewels
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 1/5 of a second chronograph
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Satin-brushed steel, diameter 41,8 mm
Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides
Water-resistant to 3 bars
Chronograph counters at three, six and nine o’clock
Navitimer metal, leather, sharkskin or crocodile leather
Limited series in yellow or white gold