Launched in 1969, the Boeing 747 has revolutionized commercial aviation. As the last of the mighty 747 airliners rolls off the Boeing production line, Swiss luxury watch brand Breitling presents a limited-edition Navitimer as a tribute to the legendary jumbo jet.
The 1574th – and last – Boeing 747 will be delivered this year. Created to honour this iconic airliner, the special special-edition Navitimer watch is limited to 747 pieces.
The Navitimer, developed by Breitling in 1952, was originally conceived for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). This iconic pilot watch stands out with its significant circular slide rule that could perform all in-flight calculations.
The new Navitimer Boeing 747 features the AOPA logo at 12 o’clock. The colors on the dial echo the palette found on the original Boeing 747, captured in its cream dial with black subdials and red-and-white slide rule with blue accents. The “Boeing 747” name is subtly integrated into the slide rule’s inner scale. The watch also features an integrated date window at 6 o’clock.
Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 offers approximately 70 hours of power reserve and is backed by a five-year warranty. The caseback also contains the special engravings “One of 747” and the phrase “The Original Jumbo Jet”.
The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 watch is available on a black alligator leather strap or seven-row metal bracelet.
Model: Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 Limited Edition
Reference: AB01383B1G1A1 or AB01383B1G1P1
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 43 millimeters
Thickness: 13.69 millimeters
Height (upper lug to
lower lug tip): 49.07 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire crystal, “ONE OF 747” and “The Original Jumbo Jet” engraving
Crown: non screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: bidirectional with circular slide rule
Cream with black contrasting chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes, hour and minute hands
Black alligator leather strap with a folding buckle or stainless-steel seven-row Navitimer bracelet with a butterfly clasp