Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel Watch Review

Breitling has revealed the limited edition Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel, an all-black version of the first chronograph to travel in space.

On May 24th 1962, Lt Commander Scott Carpenter orbited the earth three times wearing a Breitling Navitimer with a 24-hour graduation. The watch, which distinguished day from night ("an absolute necessity in space") was named the Cosmonaute.

After relaunching the Cosmonaute for its 50th anniversary, Breitling has now created the special edition Blacksteel model. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the watch has a 43 mm black steel case with a highly resistant carbon-based coating. It has a black dial and counters, with red hands and luminescent indications.

The watch has a bidirectional bezel with the Navitimer slide rule, and the case back is engraved with the insignia of Aurora 7, Lt Commander Carpenter's capsule.

The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is powered by the Manufacture Breitling Calibre B02, chronometer-certified by the COSC. Inspired by the original Cosmonaute model, it has a manual winding system and a 24-hour display.

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