Pilots have yet another option on their hands as Breitling reveals a new limited edition Navitimer. This time the classic timepiece originally introduced in 1952, has been given a captivating brown and black color scheme with gold toned hands.
A true gem of reliability and performance and by far one of aviation enthusiasts preferred watch models. This iconic Navitimer has been a best-sellers for Bristling since its debut and has been issued in all kinds of limited edition versions. But, its appeal never seems to fade and that has made cemented its place as a classic among non-flying and flying collectors alike.
The 46mm case is made of stainless-steel with a transparent caseback, which allows to see the inner workings of the mechanical movement. Parts like its: column wheel chronograph, auto-centering reset hammers and customizable index regulator system. It’s crown has a Breitling “B” logo engraved on it and two push pieces to control the chronograph functions can be seen to either side of it. Also features a bi-directional rotating bezel.
Time is exhibited on a “Pan-American Black” dial with hollowed sub-dials in a chocolatey brown, which can be further enhanced if paired with the optional brown leather strap and stainless-steel applied hour index markers. These sub-dials consist of: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position, a 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position. The enhanced legibility on this timepiece is also due to Breitling’s sophisticated dial production process, which requires employing the ‘par épargne” technique on a solid silver base.
The hands on this watch our gold-toned with an extra red hand for the chronograph functions. While circling around the dial on the inner bezel is the famous slide ruler, which is colored dark brown with white Arabic numerals and some red highlights. Gold toned hands and stainless-steel applied index hour markers feature a luminescent filling, for enhanced legibility. There is also a white date aperture located between the 4 and 5 o’clock position.
Breitling Navitimer 01 Limited Edition
This “Breitling Navitimer 01 Limited Edition” (Ref#: AB0127E3|BE81|443X|A20BA.1) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, Breitling 01 caliber with 47 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound; while water-resistance can reach up to 30 meters (98 feet).
Mounted to the watch one has the option to choose between: a brown leather strap, a stainless-steel bracelet, or a special rubber strap with an aircraft tire-tread design; all of them secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel tang buckle. This watch is a limited edition of only 1000 produced pieces.
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