Iconic. Typically an adjective bandied round with out a lot that means. Nevertheless, with regard to this watch, it’s really needed.
The Rolex Submariner. The Omega Speedmaster and this Breitling Navtimer. The pilot’s watch. Nothing else really matches this iconic watch, the Navitimer’s distinctive structure leaves it with out rival in its class and makes it immediately recognisable.
This pariticular navitimer is available in a monsterous 46mm (praticality over panache right here). The rationale for this dimension was in order that it may simply be seen while flying with out distracting the pilot. The dial on this explicit watch is what Breitling calls “Silver” though to myself and lots of others it’s blatantly white!
The dial of this watch is stable no fancy guilloche dial right here. On it are housed three subdials, The left one is for monitoring the seconds of the watch and those flanking prime and backside are for using the Chronograph – utilized by pilots to time Flight Patterns and Manouvers.
All of those options may be discovered on a daily run of the mill Breitling. Nevertheless, this one has a specicial function. A GMT Hand. Identifiable on this picture with that Purple Arrow tipped hand, if one units this to the hour of a distinct time zone tracked through the Blue Arabic numerals on the interior chapter ring then voilà now you can observe a seperate time zone. Extremely helpful for travelling no matter whether or not or not you might be really a Pilot.
The motion of this watch is Breitling’s personal Caliber 24. A modified ETA Valjoux 7754. A workhorse Chronograph and GMT motion.
A strong motion effectively suited to the excessive altitude work of a Pilot. Or certainly suited to anybody who desires to personal one….
The Breitling Navitimer. Actually a chunk of historical past. In the identical vein that the Submariner is the Diver and the Speedmaster is the Moon-Watch. The Navitimer is the Pilot’s watch, a touchstone to our previous and one thing to be cherished for generations of each watch lovers and non-enthusiasts alike.