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Breitling – Dark forces
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Breitling – Dark forces

Thursday, 30 June 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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Two chrono counters, a black oscillating weight, a sleek new strap with aircraft tire-tread pattern, a supersized case… the Navitimer 46 Blacksteel moves up a level.

A cult model among pilots and aviation devotees since 1952, the Navitimer chronograph steps things up a notch in a version entirely clothed in black: from its satin-brushed steel case coated with an ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment to the famous circular slide rule serving to handle all operations relating to airborne navigation. Yet this original, modern and technical exterior is not its only distinctive feature.

Instead of the three silvered counters on the classic model, the dial bears two tone-on-tone counters: small seconds at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. An authentic instrument panel, created using the “par épargne” technique on a sterling silver base, enhanced by red accents in the shape of small counter pointers and a central sweep-seconds hand.

Breitling Navitimer Blacksteel
Breitling Navitimer Blacksteel

The Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 high-performance movement, chronometer certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), comprises a black oscillating weight visible through a transparent case back.

Further accentuating the aeronautical touch, the black case and dial are fitted with a sturdy and comfortable all-new rubber strap bearing an aircraft tire-tread pattern and now available on all Navitimer models. The legend lives on.

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