Breitling Navitimer: Pilot’s watch with a special dial for men and women

Breitling Navitimer – The Breitling Navitimer is an icon in the watch world. Since 1952, it has topped the charts of the most popular pilot’s watches. With its characteristic slide rule bezel, which all Navitimer models now have again, and the contrast counters, it is one of the most sought-after pilot’s watches of all. We show you the current models of the legendary watch. In addition, you will learn why the Navitimer inspires pilots and watch fans today as it did 60 years ago. To help you find the right model for you, we also give you reviews and ratings to make your decision easier. Here you will find a large overview: Breitling models.

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Watches: Accessory, status symbol and investment

Buy and wear watches: brands like Rolex, Breitling and Patek Philippe are timeless, classic and expensive. Everyone loves these famous watches. Not only can these watches be worn as accessories and jewelry objects, but they are also a status symbol and serve as an investment. The rare watches have a high collector’s value depending on the production quantity and can be sold more expensive after years. The model that we now present to you is the Breitling Navitimer.

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Breitling Navitimer: Design, Features & Price

As a specialist in chronographs, Breitling has played an essential role in technical development. For example, the company invented two independent pushers and belongs to the exclusive circle of watch brands that own their own chronograph movements. To meet the absolute quality standard for mechanical movements, Breitling has equipped all its electronic models with SuperQuartz™ movements, which are ten times more precise than a standard quartz. To qualify for the coveted designation of officially certified chronometer, the movement must meet seven extremely strict selection criteria. For example, the average daily rate deviation must not exceed -4/+6, which equates to a rate precision of 99.99%. Only 5% of all watches manufactured in Switzerland are chronometer-certified.

In terms of design, the Navitimer stands out. Its dial, like the bracelet, is characterized by many visible functions and displays and thus combines beautiful design with functionality in an optimal way.

Design: Detailed dial, slide rule bezel & contrast counters

The first two generations of the Navitimer were launched with black subdials, but in 1959 the image that is still typical today with the white contrasting totalizers became established. The Navitimer is available with both indexes and Arabic numerals. More common are the versions with indexes, but the watch models with Arabic numerals are by no means considered exotic. The movement with chronograph meets the highest standards and is certified as a chronometer – as have all calibers of the watch manufacturer since 1999. The exterior design of the new Breitling Navitimer 01 is once again close to the original – and thus continues to delight pilots and leisure watch wearers.

Ladies & gents watches: Model selection

The models of the Breitling Navitimer differ both in their design and in their functions. While the watches for ladies are somewhat smaller, the brand’s men’s watches impress with a large dial.

Automatic 35: Elegant ladies’ watch

In 2020, Breitling launches the Navitimer with a case size of 35 millimeters for women. Refined and elegant, the Navitimer 35 combines the historical flair of a true legend with the finesse of a modern timepiece. The 35-millimeter case is available in a variety of materials, including stainless steel and 18-karat pink gold, and features a pearl bezel. Like its big brothers, the model features the signature slide rule and pearl knurling on the bezel. In terms of dials, a range of elegant silver, blue or copper versions are available, as well as a diamond-set version in white mother-of-pearl. The Navitimer Automatic 35 is available with a matching bracelet or a shiny blue, brown or burgundy alligator leather strap, with both pin buckle and stainless steel folding clasp. It is powered by a Breitling Calibre 17, a COSC-certified chronometer.

  • List price: approx. 3.800 – 8.100 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 35.00 mm
  • Bezel: Pearl bezel; rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 17
  • Strap: 18/16 mm; alligator leather strap with pin buckle or stainless steel folding clasp
  • Dial: silver, blue or copper versions; diamond-set white mother-of-pearl version
  • Power reserve: approx. 38 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 60.00 g
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

Automatic 38

At 38 millimeters in diameter and 10.1 millimeters high, the Navitimer Automatic is the medium-sized model of the legendary pilot’s watch. The silver-colored rotating bezel harmonizes elegantly with the blue dial and blue crocodile leather strap. The drive is the Breitling 17 automatic movement.

  • List price: approx. 5,100 Euro
  • Case: Stainless steel; crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 38.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 17
  • Bracelet: 20/18 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 38 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 60.00 g
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

Automatic 41

Since 1952, the Navitimer has topped the charts of the most popular pilot’s watches. This 41.0 mm stainless steel version offers a discreet interpretation of the original and features the style-defining characteristics of this watch icon. These include the circular slide rule for calculating navigational data and the bi-directional rotating bead bezel. It frames the blue dial, which thanks to the Superluminova coating on the indices and hands is easy to read even at night. At the heart of the Navitimer Automatic 41 is the Breitling Caliber 17, an automatic movement with COSC chronometer certification.

  • List price: approx. 4,500 Euro
  • Case: Stainless steel; crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 41.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Breitling 17
  • Caliber: Breitling 17
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm; coloured alligator leather strap with pin buckle or stainless steel folding clasp
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 38 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 60.00 g
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

Chronograph 41

The Navitimer Chronograph 41 from Breitling has a stainless steel case with bidirectional rotating bezel in 18-karat red gold. The colored dial is combined with a strap in brown alligator leather or gold leather and pin or folding clasp. The chronograph movement, a COSC-certified Breitling Calibre 13, offers a power reserve of almost 48 hours. The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova® and can be easily read through the Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41’s convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. This fascinating chronograph is water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m).

  • List price: approx. 5.000 – 7.500 Euro
  • Case: Stainless steel; crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 41.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 13
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm; alligator leather or leather and pin or folding clasp
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 48 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 160,00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

Chronograph GMT 46

The Navitimer Chronograph GMT 46, with its black dial and easy-to-read dual time-zone system, is designed for the modern traveller. An additional hand with a red tip indicates the time (in 24-hour mode) anywhere in the world. The case back is engraved with the time zones of the world’s major cities. The automatic movement sits in a 46mm diameter case. The chronograph has a bi-directional rotating bezel and Breitling’s legendary circular slide rule. The strap of this Tool Watch with Breitling Calibre 24 automatic movement is made of either black alligator leather or Navitimer stainless steel.

  • List price: approx. 6,600 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 46.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding, 2nd time zone 24h
  • Caliber: Breitling 24
  • Bracelet: 24/20 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 42 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 200,00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

B01 Chronograph 43

A perennial favorite of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 mm combines technical prowess with original design. Featuring the Manufacture Breitling Calibr 01, a true emblem of reliability and performance, this legendary model impresses with its steel case, black dial with red seconds hand, silver chronograph counters and applied hour markers. The bi-directional screw-in bezel is available in steel, gold and 18-karat red gold with different dial colours and ensures problem-free and easy handling of the famous round aviation slide rule.

  • List price: approx. 9.000 – 19.000 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 43.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 01 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 22/20 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 123.00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

B01 Chronograph 46

The classic Navitimer 1 features a generous 46 mm diameter dial that accentuates its presence on the wrist and extends the originality of the design, while optimizing the legibility of the dial and the circular aviation slide rule. The transparent case back displays the chronometer-certified, high-performance automatic chronograph caliber, Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01. In addition to the steel and gold versions, this model is also available in rose gold. A larger-than-life version of the legend.

  • List price: approx. 21.500 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 46.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling 01 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 24/20 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 155.21 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof up to 3 bar

B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45

The Breitling Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante is a unique realization of one of the most elaborate complications in watchmaking: the rattrapante (from the French “rattraper” meaning “to catch up”) functions with two central chronograph hands positioned one above the other, allowing two elapsed times to be measured simultaneously. One of the hands can be stopped to measure an intermediate time, an invaluable function for pilots and true to the mission of the legendary Navitimer. With its stainless steel case and stratos grey dial, it is aesthetically striking and original. The Breitling logo is split between the two central hands of the chronograph and comes together when the B on the red chronograph hand cleverly overlaps with the anchor on the seconds hand. Another striking detail that embodies sophistication and innovation in watchmaking.

  • List price: approx. 10.400 Euro
  • Case: Crown unscrewed, 2 gaskets
  • Diameter: 45.00 mm
  • Bezel: Rotatable in 2 directions, slide rule
  • Watch crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Movement: Mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber: Breitling B03 (manufacture caliber)
  • Bracelet: 24/20 mm
  • Dial: Calendar window in the dial
  • Power reserve: approx. 70 hours
  • Weight(without bracelet): 120.00 g
  • Chronograph: ¼-second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
  • Waterproof: 3 bar

Reviews: Size, color, material, cost

Now that we’ve given you all the relevant information about the Breitling Superocean models, here you’ll find ratings and reviews of the most popular watches so you can get an even better impression of the luxury watches. And who knows, maybe your next watch will be one of them!

Why you should buy the Breitling Navitimer!

The past decade marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Breitling Navitimer and as that decade drew to a close, Breitling released an almost exact replica of the original model. Now seems like a good time to jump on the Breitling bandwagon and treat yourself to this pilot’s watch.

First impression of the Navitimer

The first impression of a watch is incredibly important in deciding a purchase. Its design, colouring, symmetry and materials are all important before the functions of the model are analysed. In this video you can get a first impression before buying and convince yourself of the design and appearance.

Review of Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph

The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph is encased in 43mm stainless steel and surrounds a black dial on a stainless steel bracelet. Features of this Breitling Navitimer Chronograph B01 include hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph.

Navitimer 8 becomes Aviator 8

Only those with a slide-rule bezel will be called Navitimer in the future. Breitling has renamed its Navitimer 8 models, which were all equipped without the famous slide-rule bezel, the Aviator 8. In this way, the brand now avoids confusion, which has probably caused annoyance for one or the other buyer.

All Breitling Models – List

many watch lovers know the big brands. The Breitling brand is one of them. Watches can enhance the outfit, be useful in everyday life – so that you always have the time in sight – but they can also tell their own story. Breitling has many different collections, such as the Navitimer, the Chronomat or the Superocean. But what materials are used in Breitling’s watches? How much do the brand’s watches cost? If you are interested in the collections and their models, you can read on here now.

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Watches brands like Breitling: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier & Co.

Besides Breitling, there are other luxury brands. Particularly popular are the models from Rolex, Cartier, or Patek Philippe. A luxury watch is not just a timing device, for many of us it reflects our taste, our style and very often our personality. High-quality Swiss watches guarantee precision, comfort and flair, as well as lasting value. Expertly crafted, each watch contains a precise timepiece, distinctive dial and quality materials. In addition to Swiss companies, there are also a few other interesting valuables, for example from Rome (Italy) but also from Germany, such as A. Lange & Söhne. Click here to go back to the overview: Luxury Watches.

Rolex models: Prices, waiting times for Submariner, Daytona & Co.

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Patek Philippe watches: Nautilus, Calatrava & Co.

That watches can be diverse and not all look the same, proves the brand Patek Philippe. Here are some watches for men and women to choose from. From classic models to extravagant shapes: Patek Philippe watches are diverse. Various collections of Patek Philippe have been maintained for several years. Be it the Nautilus collection, the Calatrava collection or the Gondolo collection, the designs of the watches are diverse in shape and color. You can also find out which are the latest models or the most expensive models from Patek Philippe.

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Cartier: Baignoire, Tank Solo & Santos Galbee

We all know the brand name “Cartier” and imagine it to be a luxurious jewelry label. However, many do not know that the billion dollar company started in a small Parisian street. Today, Cartier’s customers include many people from young to old, who are enthusiastic about the brand because of its unique design and high quality. But what is really behind the luxury company and what does Cartier stand for today? All this and much more you will learn in this article!

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