Breitling Navitimer Super 8

The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 wristwatch takes inspiration from the Reference 637 stopwatch, which was used in the Second World War by bomber pilots and crews. This large stop watch was created by Breitling’s Huit Aviation Department, which was established in 1938 by Willy Breitling.

While the Navitimer Super 8 fits comfortably on the wrist, the Reference 637 was strapped to the aviators’ thighs, which allowed optimal readability and ease of use. The crown was located on the left side of the case, and its prominent size and positioning meant that an aviator’s hand – even gloved – could easily maneuver it. Because the Reference 637 was strapped to the thigh, the crown was ideally located at the top of the case. The pusher was used to activate the count-up and count-down functions that allowed the aviators to execute their missions with precision.

Breitling Reference 637 Pilot Watch 

The Reference 637 also inspired the big, bold, and muscular Breitling Navitimer Super 8. The 46 millimeter case is available in titanium or stainless steel with a screwed caseback that matches the case metal. The statement-making timepiece is presented on a brown NATO leather strap.

With its distinctive bidirectional rotating bezel, the Navitimer Super 8 has a total diameter of 50 millimeters. Thanks to the prominent screw-locked crown positioned on the left side of the case, the watch offers exceptional comfort to wearers in spite of its impressive dimensions. The stainless-steel model has a black dial while the titanium version features a military green dial.

Both have large, luminescent Arabic numerals and a convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The hour and minute hands are also luminescent, making the Navitimer Super 8 easy to read in all lighting conditions. An ingenious and practical triangular pointer is adjusted by rotating the bezel, making it particularly easy to track elapsed times. The watch also features a central second hand.

At the heart of the Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is the Manufacture Caliber B20, based on the Caliber MT 5612, an automatic movement with exclusive finishing that is wound by a dual-acting ball-bearing rotor. It delivers an impressive power reserve of over 70 hours. The watch is water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters) and, like every Breitling, the Navitimer Super 8 is a COSC-certified chronometer.

Technical details
Model: Navitimer Super 8

Movement
Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B20
Diameter: 30.8 millimeters
Depth: 6.5 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Reference: AB2040

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters for the case and 50 millimeters overall including bezel
Height: 14.4 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional

Dial
Black
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap
Brown NATO leather strap with pin buckle

Reference: EB2040

Case
Material: titanium
Diameter: 46 millimeters for the case and 50 millimeters overall including bezel
Height: 14.4 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional

Dial
Military green
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap
Brown NATO leather strap with pin buckle

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