Swiss watch brand Breitling, the market leader in professional grade timekeepers introduces a new exclusive and technical all-black version of its Navitimer Cosmonaute model. This fully black timepiece is a proud successor of the world’s first space going wrist chronograph and will be issued in a worldwide 1,000-piece limited series.
On May 24th 1962, Lt Commander Scott Carpenter orbited the earth three times aboard the Aurora 7 capsule. On his wrist was a Navitimer featuring a 24-hourgraduation serving to distinguish day from a night – an absolute necessity in space. This space conquest pioneer joined the Breitling collections under the name Cosmonaute. The new Navitimer Cosmonaute is pursuing its odyssey in a new and highly original version featuring a case in black steel created using a highly resistant carbon-based coating. The dial and counters of this high-performance chronograph are in the same black colour, enhanced by luminescent indications and small red hands.
The Manufacture Breitling Caliber B02, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) features two key characteristics true to the original model: a manual winding system and a 24-hour display. The famous Navitimer circular slide rule enables pilots to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation direct ly on the wrist. The engraved case back bears the official Aurora 7 mission insignia. Issued in a numbered 1,000-piece limited series, the Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is fitted with a black rubber strap further enhancing its tech-savvy, masculine appearance.
Manufacture Breitling Caliber B02, officially chronometer-certifiedby the COSC
High-frequency (28,800 vibrations perhour)
Over 70-hour power reserve
1/4th second chronograph
30- Minute and 12-hour totalizers
Case, dial & straps
Black steel, 1,000-piece limited series
Water-resistant to 3 bars
Bidirectional rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Diameter: 43 mm
Strap: black rubber Ocean Racer (perforated).