Breitling – The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition and the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition

Since 2016, Breitling has been the official onboard timekeeper for the Swiss International Air Lines, with a presence on every SWISS flight. To celebrate its partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, Breitling has introduced two exclusive timepieces: the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition and the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition. The watches are part of the Breitling Navitimer 8 collection, which was launched successfully earlier this year.

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. Created in-house by Breitling, it has become one of the world’s most admired mechanical watch movements, delivering an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours.

The central chronograph second hand features an aircraft-shaped base, which, along with the distinctive transparent sapphire caseback featuring a GE90 turbine engine design, is a reminder of Breitling’s special partnership with Swiss International Air Lines.

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chronometer and is being produced in a series limited to 777 pieces – a number that pays homage to the Boeing 777 airliners operated by SWISS. The chronograph is presented in a 43-millimeter stainless-steel case and features a black dial. Its contrasting small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph subdials are an indication of the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 movement inside.

The dial, which features a date window perfectly positioned at 4:30, is clearly legible through a convex sapphire crystal face with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Its hour and minute hands, as well as its Arabic numerals, are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which emits a glow that gives the watches a vintage touch and ensures legibility in all lighting conditions.

Technical details

Model: Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Swiss Limited Edition
Reference: AB01191A1B1P1

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: ratchet wheel control, vertical coupling, 30-minute and 12- hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, window date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 43 millimeters
Height: 13.97 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire glass
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: with pointer, bidirectional

Dial
Black with silver contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with pin buckle or folding buckle

The Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition

The Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition makes a real style statement. Special features, including the jetliner base on its sweep-second hand and the caseback engraved with an image of a powerful turbine engine, serve to highlight its link to Swiss International Air Lines.

Inside its robust stainless-steel case is the Breitling Caliber 17, which, with its bidirectional rotor winder, delivers more than 40 hours of power reserve. The 41-millimeter chronometer features an eye-catching black dial, while its modern-retro appearance is enhanced by a brown leather strap.

The hour and minute hands, as well as the Arabic numerals on the dial, bear a special Super-LumiNova® coating that emits a light reminiscent of the luminescent material on earlier watches, lending the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition an additional touch of vintage style. This stunning but understated timepiece, like all of Breitling’s watches, is a COSC-certified chronometer. It has been produced in a series limited to 1000 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Swiss Limited Edition
Reference: A1731S1A1B1X1

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, window date
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41 millimeters
Height: 10.74 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: with pointer, bidirectional

Dial
Black
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap
Brown leather strap with pin buckle or folding buckle

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