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A high-flying icon transformed
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A high-flying icon transformed

Friday, 12 February 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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A dark grey dial and black oscillating weight distinguish the Breitling Navitimer, in a new 1000-piece limited edition. Elegance and performance put this legend on a new flight path.

In more than 60 years, the Navitimer has established itself as a cult object for devotees of aviation and the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs produced worldwide. Alongside the flagship model with its black dial and silver counters, it also regularly adopts new and distinctive faces, such as that of the new Navitimer 01 Limited Edition.

This exclusive instrument, issued in a 1000-piece series, is distinguished by its dark grey dial featuring a sunburst brushed finish that subtly offsets the black counters. The result is an original, technical and eminently masculine look enhanced by indications made using the “par épargne” technique against a pure silver backdrop. While the dial side with its famous circular aviation slide rule reflects Breitling’s privileged ties with the aeronautical world, the caseback provides a window onto another of the brand’s strongholds that explains its success among aviators: impressive mastery of mechanical chronograph movements. The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is powered by Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01. This high performance ‘engine’, entirely developed and produced in the company workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), is a guarantee of peerless precision and reliability.

Echoing the special dial decoration, the oscillating weight that is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback features a black coating to lend an original touch. The Navitimer 01 Limited Edition is available with a steel bracelet, or with leather or crocodile leather straps in various colors.

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