Limited Edition Celebrates 60 Years of Breitling Watch Navitimer
Wednesday - 03 October 2012
The Breitling Navitimer was created in 1952 after the brand decided to create a new watch designed specifically for aviators. Breitling watches were already popular among aeronautical professionals, but the Navitimer - with its circular slide rule that provided quick, simple handling of all calculations relating to airborne navigation - quickly became the watch of choice for many pilots. The 'wrist instrument panel' allowed the wearer to calculate average speed, distance covered, fuel consumption and rates of ascent and descent, and as the only authentic aviation chronograph in widespread use, it soon became the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
The Navitimer is now the world's oldest mechanical chronograph still in production, and is celebrating its 60th anniversary. To honour the milestone, Breitling has released a 500-piece limited edition model.
The Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky Limited Edition 60th Anniversary features a blue dial, silver inner bezel and a red central chronograph seconds hand. A transparent case back displays the Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01 movement, and its limited edition serial number is engraved on the case middle at 9 o'clock. The watch comes with an exclusive dark blue crocodile leather strap, Navitimer bracelet, or the original perforated Air Racer bracelet.