Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38

Breitling presents a 38mm version of its Navitimer 1 Automatic, one of the most sought after pilot watches ever created. The new model harks back to the 1950s when Breitling introduced the Reference 66, a three-hand Navitimer. Inspired by this historical model, the 38mm watch boasts a clean dial without chronograph subdials. The 38 millimeter case is perfectly sized both for men who prefer smaller watches and women.

This new member of the Navitimer family features a newly designed beaded and ratcheted bidirectional bezel, lending this timepiece a distinctly elegant look. Its easy-to-master aviation slide rule has long been associated with Breitling’s Navitimer. The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 has a date window at 6 o’clock, with a matching date disc and a red-tipped second hand that offers maximum readability.

The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 features a stainless-steel case, a bidirectional stainless-steel bezel, and a screwed caseback, and comes with either a black or blue dial with matching alligator leather straps. This model is also available with a silver dial in a stainless-steel version, with a luxurious 18 k red gold bezel and a brown alligator leather strap.

A Breitling Caliber 17 powers the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38. With its dual-acting ball-bearing rotor, it offers at least 40 hours of power reserve and is COSC-certified.

Technical details
Model: NAVITIMER 1 AUTOMATIC 38

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17
Diameter: 25.6 millimeters
Depth: 4.6 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 40 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second, date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 38 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: non-screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional bezel in steel (Model U17325211G1P1 with 18 k red gold bezel)

Dial and strap
Reference A17325241B1P1: Black dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Black alligator leather with pin buckle
Reference A17325211C1P1: Blue dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Blue alligator leather with pin buckle
Reference U17325211G1P1: Silver dial; Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands; Brown alligator leather with pin buckle

 

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