Breitling Navitimer Aviation Chronograph Collection – Navitimer 01 (46 mm) & Navitimer GMT (48 mm)

Breitling reinvents its famous Navitimer aviation chronograph by launching this classic model in a larger diameter, as well as a travel version featuring revolutionary user friendliness. These two new variations on a legendary watch are both equipped with high performance chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling movements.

In 1952, Breitling created a ‘wrist instrument’ purpose-built for pilots and other aviation professionals. Equipped with a circular slide rule, the Navitimer serves to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation. This chronograph unique in its kind and featuring an ultra-technical, original yet elegant design, soon established itself as the most iconic Breitling model and a cult object for all passionate aeronautical enthusiasts. Produced without interruption for over 60 years, this fabled watch is also the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs worldwide – and one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics.

Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm)
The classic Navitimer now appears in a larger 46 mm diameter – an XL look that enhances its presence on the wrist and accentuates the originality of its design while optimizing its readability. These generous dimensions further highlight the famous black dial produced using the “épargne” technique against a pure silver background – a method ensuring excellent readability and stunning radiance. The Navitimer 46 mm is also available with a blue dial featuring tone-ontone counters.

A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, probably the world’s finest automatic chronograph movement, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

This larger-than-life take on the legend is fitted with a choice between a steel bracelet and a leather or crocodile strap. It also comes in a 200-piece red gold limited edition with a black dial.

Technical details
Model: Navitimer 01 (46 mm)

Movement
Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 47 jewels
Over 70-hour power reserve
1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Calendar

Case, dial and strap
Steel or 18K red gold (200-piece limited series)
Resistance to 3 bars
Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Diameter: 46 mm.
Dials: black or Aurora blue
Straps/bracelets: Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Navitimer (steel version only).

Breitling Navitimer GMT
The new Navitimer GMT is a professional aviator chronograph with a traveller’s soul. User friendliness is guaranteed by the ingenious Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04, clearly visible through the transparent caseback and equipped with a dual timezone system boasting peerless functionality: simply pulling out the crown and turning it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments enables instant setting of the travel timezone date and hour – while maintaining a home-time display in 24-hour mode and without losing any precision in terms of the minutes.

The large-format steel case with its imposing 48 mm diameter frames a perfectly readable instrument panel. The new Navitimer GMT comes with two faces – a classic dial in black with silver counters or an all silver version – and may be fitted with a steel bracelet or a leather or crocodile strap. It is also available in a 200-piece red gold limited edition with a black dial.

Technical details
Model: Navitimer GMT

Movement
Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 47 jewels
Over 70-hour power reserve
24-hour 2nd time zone display
1/4thof a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Calendar

Case, dial and strap
Steel or 18K red gold (200-piece limited series)
Resistance to 3 bars
Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Diameter: 48 mm
Dials: black or Mercury silver
Straps/bracelets: Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Navitimer (steel version only).

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