Navitimer watches were some of the first Breitling pilot’s watches ever to be made. The new contemporary reinterpretations featuring the DNA that defined the original Navitimer line, are the Breitling Navitimer 8 watches. These designs focus more on straight-forward timekeeping and lose the addition of the slide rule bezel seen in the Navitimer 1 collection. Some of the top models from the collection feature in-house developed mechanical movements that offer impressive power reserves with the addition of sleek chronographs and world time functions that make it easy to tell local time and home time whilst travelling or away on vacation.
If you are looking for a timepiece with a high power reserve and a smart, technical-looking design, Breitling Navitimer watches are for you. Each model within the range is equipped with a bidirectional bezel to measure time and donate a retro-inspired look to the wrist. The Navitimer 8 collection was first launched in 2018. The top models from the range are governed by the Breitling B01 calibre – an in-house self-winding movement capable of producing a useful 70 hour power reserve. The movement features 47 jewels and performs at a rate of 28.800 vibrations per hour.
Some of the cases of the Breitling Navitimer 8 watches are made from 18ct rose gold with matching rose gold hands and batons to match the exterior of the watch. Others are crafted from a robust stainless steel, capable of protecting the delicate movement inside from moisture, heat, shock and debris. Entry level Navitimer 8 watches offer a day date function or alternatively just a date feature, along with an easily readable dial.
The reference to the “8” in a Navitimer 8 watch comes from the Huit Aviation department which was founded by Willy Breitling in the 1930’s. “Huit” means 8 and refers to the impressive 8 day power reserve of some of the clocks produced in the department. The B01 in-house calibre is equipped with a 70 hour power reserve which means that the watch can run for around 3 days without needing to be wound. Navitimer 8 watches have the unidirectional rotating bezel instead of the slide rule bezel. It can be used to measure periods of time courtesy of its triangular markers. The railroad minute tracks and Arabic numerals are two more iconic features that make the Navitimer 8 so distinct and memorable. Some models from the collection are kitted out with a black DLC coating providing a particularly sporty look upon the wrist.
Breitling Navitimer 8 watches featuring deep anthracite dials and silvered chronograph counters offer a streaking contrast against 18ct rose gold cases - perfect for those who like their watches to communicate the very highest level of luxury and sophistication. Other Navitimer 8 watches include those that feature a simple three handed dial design with Arabic numerals and a discreet date feature at 6 o’clock. Whether finished on a classic leather strap or a stylish stainless steel bracelet, you’re sure to get noticed with an iconic Navitimer 8 watch from Breitling strapped to the wrist.