Swiss watch brand Breitling is introducing its famous Navitimer in a 1000-piece limited edition with a dark gray dial featuring black counters and a Manufacture Breitling caliber equipped with a black oscillating weight.
First launched in 1952, the Navitimer handles these two aspects as deftly as a skilled pilot manoeuvres his aircraft. In more than 60 years, it has established itself as a cult object for devotees of aviation and the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs produced worldwide.
Alongside the flagship model with its black dial and silver counters, it also regularly adopts new and distinctive faces, such as that of the new Navitimer 01 Limited Edition. This exclusive instrument issued in a 1000-piece series is distinguished by its dark gray dial featuring a sunburst brushed finish that subtly offsets the black counters. The result is an original, technical and eminently masculine look enhanced by indications made using the “par épargne” technique against a pure silver backdrop.
While the dial side with its famous circular aviation slide rule reflects Breitling’s privileged ties with the aeronautical world, the caseback provides a window onto another of the brand’s stronghold that explains its success among aviators: impressive mastery of mechanical chronograph movements.
The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is powered by Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01. This high performance ‘engine’, entirely developed and produced in the company workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), is a guarantee of peerless precision and reliability. Echoing the special dial decoration, the oscillating weight visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback features a black coating lending an original touch.
The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is available with a steel bracelet, or withleather or crocodile leather straps in various colors.
The watch is available from the Breitling boutique at the end of January, priced from £6,350 on a leather strap and £7,360 on a bracelet.
Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 47 jewels, More than 70-hour power reserve. 1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar
Steel (1000-piece limited series)
Resistance 3 bars
Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Diameter: 43 mm