Meet the Breitling Navitimer series. The Navitimer changed the way the world looked at wristwatches. Designed especially for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, the slide rule bezel effectively made these timepieces the first wearable computers! Derived from 'Navigation' and 'Timer', the Navitimer seamlessly blends the timeless mechanical chronograph with ultra-modern in-house chronograph movement.
Why is the Breitling Navitimer right for you?
Since the dawn of time, man has been a traveler and conqueror of the world around him. You don't need to be a pilot, making your mark on the skies of the world, to proudly wear this iconic watch. After all, you are the commander in your own action-packed life, plotting your course over the air, land and sea everyday! And what better companion for your adventure through your personal galaxy than a Breitling Navitimer?
That being the case, your hardest decision isn't, "Should I buy one?". Oh no, your problem is going to be which one to buy! Allow us to lay out some of your options in this black dial and silver subdials timepiece:
The Navitimer 01 is a legendary model, distinguished by its steel case and black dial with a red seconds hand, silver chronograph counters and applied hour-markers or numerals. A beautiful variation to this 43mm diameter self-winding chronograph model is an 18k red gold case. The steel case comes in three variations - with a leather strap or croco strap with a tang-type buckle, and a steel Navitimer bracelet. The 18k red gold case comes in two variations - with a leather strap and 18k red gold tang-type buckle; and an 18k red gold Navitimer bracelet. If you want more to choose from, there is a limited edition model with a steel case, Mercury silver dial, leather strap and tang-type buckle.
Navitimer 01 (46mm)
A larger than life version of the original masterpiece, this model enhances the Navitimer experience with a transparent caseback to give you the chance to truly appreciate the chronometer-certified self-winding chronograph movement. The Navitimer 01 (46mm) model is steel-cased and comes paired with a Barenia leather or crocodile leather strap with a tang-type buckle, or a Navitimer bracelet. There is also a red gold limited series.
Designed for the ultimate traveler, the Navitimer GMT has a transparent caseback and a crown-adjustable dual timezone system. The 48mm timepiece comes with an instrument panel and a steel case with a Barenia leather or croco strap with a tang-type buckle, and a Navitimer bracelet. It is also available in a red gold limited series.
Available in a 1000-piece limited series, the Navitimer 1461 is distinguishable by its elegant Aurora blue dial. This model's date, day and month displays are beautifully complemented by a moon-phase aperture. This 46mm diameter timepiece is housed in a steel case with a croco leather strap and tang-type buckle, or a Navitimer bracelet.
Navitimer 1461 (48mm)
Also a 1000-piece limited edition, the Navitimer 1461 (48mm) watch also has its date, day and month displays complemented by a moon-phase aperture. This model is housed in a steel case with a black dial and a croco strap with a tang-type buckle. There is also a limited series with a black steel case, a black dial, and a military strap with a tang-type buckle.
The Navitimer QP is a highly exclusive version of the Navitimer chronograph. It comes with a red gold case housing a perpetual calendar providing an infinite display of the date, day, week, month, season, leap-year cycles and moon phases while taking into account the periodic appearance of February 29. Perpetual calendars are incredibly difficult to create and are a true technological feat for a watchmaker. This 25-piece wonder is available with a black or bronze dial, and a croco strap with an 18k red gold tang-type buckle.
Ever ready for world travel, the Navitimer World watch sports a dual timezone system with an additional red-tipped central hand that displays the time in another part of the world in a 24-hour scale - you'll know whether it's day or night in that part of the world! This model is housed in a steel case, whose back is engraved with the time zones of the world's major cities. This 46mm watch comes with a black dial and a croco or leather strap with a tang-type buckle or a Navitimer bracelet. It is also available with a blue or silver dial with a croco strap and tang-style buckle. For the extremely particular, there is also a boutique edition model in a steel case with a Panamerican bronze dial and Navitimer bracelet.
Worn by Scott Carpenter on May 24, 1963 as he orbited the Earth, the Navitimer Cosmonaute was the first wrist chronograph to travel in space. Considered a pioneer in space conquest, the 43mm watch has a Manufacture Breitling caliber with manual winding and a 24-hour display, in tribute to the original 1962 model. This mechanical chronograph comes in a steel case with a black dial and a steel Navitimer bracelet or a leather strap and tang-type buckle, and with an 18k red gold case with a black dial, croco strap and an 18k red gold tang-type buckle. This beauty also comes in a 1,000-piece all-black limited series called Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel which has an Ocean Racer strap and a pushbutton folding clasp.
We did say this would be a difficult decision, but you'll agree that a Breitling Navitimer is completely worth it! If you have questions or need help choosing your perfect match, feel free to contact us!