The Navitimer was first launched in 1952 with the objective of being a timeless classic sporting a powerful design. And as it happens, the Navitimer has frequently been compared to a skilled pilot manoeuvreing his aircraft. Now, Breitling is optimising the relaunch of the Navitimer with a dark-grey dial featuring lack counters and a Manufacture Breitling Caliber equipped with a black oscillating weight.
In more than 60 years, the Navitimer has established itself as a cult must-have for devotees of aviation and the pioneer of all mechanical chronographs produced worldwide. Alongside the flagship model with its black dial and silver counters, it also regularly adopts new and distinctive features, such as those of the new Navitimer 01 Limited Edition.
This exclusive creation issued in a 1,000-piece series is distinguished by its dark grey dial featuring a sunburst finish that subtly offsets the black counters. The result? An original, technical and eminently masculine look enhanced by indications made using a technique against a pure silver backdrop.
The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is powered by Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, a high-performance engine entirely developed and produced in the company workshops and chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
Echoing the special dial decoration, the oscillating weight visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback features a black coating, lending an original touch. The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is available with a steel bracelet, or with leather or crocodile leather straps in various colours.
Text by Maina A. Harjani and Photo by Breitling