The Breitling Navitimer 01 is the very first watch in its category that has the new in house crafted Breitling B01 watch movement in it. The Navitimer is a part of the very first aviator watches that hit the market half a century back. Again, they hold the record for the only watch that has been producing on a regular basis throughout the last five decades. The watch maker is so confident of the watch that they have offered a guarantee for five years instead of the standard two years offered by other major watch makers.
Navitimer, Heuer, Hamilton, Zenith etc. came out with the automatic chronograph almost at the same time. They collaborated with each other to come up with this invention in the 60s. Traditionally, all watches from Breitling’s stable are COSC certified. In the case of the latest watch from their stable also, they hold true to their tradition and got it COSC certified.
What feature of Breitling is responsible for giving its coolness index? The watches from the house are noted for their jewelry like quality and finesse. The perfectly polished steel case covering the watch as well as the fluted ring depicted on the bezel adds to its attractiveness. The latest edition of the Navitimer has some notable differences from its predecessors.
The Breitling Navitimer’s dial is a really busy one, and it is a real wonder how they are still able to make it in to a very legible one. The three silver colored sub dials on the black dial is aesthetically designed. For those of you are able to manipulate the three concentric circles on the Navitimer, you can convert the watch in to an analog computer.
In able hands, the Breitling Navitimer 01 can be used for currency conversion, conducting mathematical operations like multiplication and division, calculating elapsed time, miles travelled per minute, rate of ascent and descent, amount of gasoline consumed etc. Again, this watch can be used as a compass in comparison with the sun. The stylish case back of the watch has conversion table for Celsius to Fahrenheit engraved on it.
The use of lume on the watch is done in a nice manner. The watch maker used only a conservative amount of lume on the watch and is still able to provide readability in darkness. The application of lume on the hour markers is in the shape of square dots. Again, it is applied in a conservative manner on the hour and minute hands. Once the watch stays in light for a few minutes, it is quite easy to view it in darkness for a few hours of time! The date window is located between 4 O’ clock and 5 O’ clock positions and gels perfectly with the overall ambiance of the watch.
The Breitling Navitimer has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours and is one of the best in its class. The watch strap made of black calf leather fits comfortably on your wrists. The watch weighs only 120 gms for comfortable wear.