The Breitling Navitimer collection was born in the year of 1952, following a call for a reliable and efficient instrument for aviation pioneers. The Navitimer wrist chronograph featured the circular slide rule which served to perform all navigation-related calculations. As an essential tool for pilots who used the device for measuring flight times and fuel requirements, the Navitimer soon became the official watch of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).
Following in the success of its predecessor’s footsteps, new-age models of the Navitimer collection continue to quench the desires of the bone fide watch connoisseur – its iconic form and aviation spirit remaining one of the most popular and versatile watches of the entire Breitling universe. The Breitling Navitimer 01 watch was recently equipped with the brand’s first in-house movement. Dedicated aeronautical enthusiasts will instantly appreciate its beautifully executed silver chronograph scales and its bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel, ensuring smooth and easy handling.
The respectable Breitling Navitimer watch collection also showcases a dizzying array of sophisticated elements to strengthen its overall design. The cases constructed by Breitling’s Swiss specialists, are developed to protect the internal environment of the watch from impacts that are likely to be experienced in the day-to-day life of an active sporty individual. Distinguished by its technical complexity and rugged finish, each watch from the Navitimer family is equipped with a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. The durable glass is strong and robust, with a density that only a diamond can scratch. The glareproof treatment to both sides of the glass, also provides the wearer with optimal readability for those all-important explorations through the skies or under water.
Breitling Navitimer watches feature intricately detailed chronograph displays on sumptuous black dials. Each timepiece fastens securely on the wrist via a sophisticated stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp, or a traditional black leather strap with beautiful white contrast stitching. The designs are ambitious and presented on unmissable broad dimensions that create bold profiles on the arm. As one of the world's only major watch brands to successfully equip all of their models with chronometer-certified movements, Breitling are incredibly proud of their journey in playing a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph for world-leading aviation professionals. Their confident and daring Navitimer collection is a toke of ultimate precision, teamed with a sleek aesthetic and some of the globe’s highest grade materials to ensure complete safety and longevity.