Pre-Baselworld 2018: Breitling Navitimer 1 collection


Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 with black dial and black alligator leather strap

At the upcoming Baselworld 2018, Breitling will present a total of 44 new watches. Among the novelties will also be the refreshed Navitimer 1 collection. With these new additions to the Navitimer range, the Swiss brand is introducing its most iconic wristwatch to a whole new generation of watch enthusiasts. Available in different sizes, materials, dials and straps, the new Navitimer 1 watches are a perfect fit for any wrist.

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Bidirectional rotating bezel with a circular slide rule – a signature feature of every Breitling Navitimer

 

Housed in a 46mm 18k red gold case, the Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46 comes in two versions: one with an anthracite dial and a black alligator leather strap (ref. RB0127121F1P1), and the other one with a silver dial and a brown leather strap (ref. RB0127121G1P1). Each case is water resistant to 30 meters and equipped with Breitling’s signature bidirectional rotating bezel with a circular slide rule. The panda (ref. RB0127121F1P1) and inverse panda dial (ref. RB0127121G1P1) both feature a classic 3-6-9 chronograph layout. Powering the new Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 46 watches is the well known Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. Visible through the sapphire case backs, this COSC-certified self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

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Each model features a beautiful contrasting dial

 

The new Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 is available in four different models: one in red gold with a blue dial (ref. RB0121211C1P1), one with a red gold/steel case and Stratos Gray dial (ref. UB0121211F1P1), and two in stainless steel (references AB0121211C1P1 and AB0121211G1A1) featuring blue and silver dials respectively. All cases are 43mm wide, water resistant to 30 meters, and feature the trademark Navitimer bezel. The dials all feature 3-6-9 chronograph layouts with black counters. Powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, the new Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 are presented on black alligator leather straps. The only exception is the steel case/silver dial mode which features a stainless steel bracelet.

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The silver-dialed model is the only one to feature a steel bracelet

 

Next we have the new Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 41. This model comes in two stainless steel variants: one with a black dial, red gold bezel and black strap (ref. U13324211B1X1), and the other one featuring an all-steel case, silver dial and brown leather strap (ref. A13324121G1X1). Each dial has matching counters and a 6-9-12 layout. Unlike the 43mm and 46mm watches, the Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 41 models feature screwed stainless-steel case backs. Another difference is the movement. The 41mm timepieces are each powered by the Breitling Caliber 13 – a 4Hz self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Like the Caliber 01, the Caliber 13 is also COSC-certified as a chronometer.

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Unlike the 43mm and 46mm models, these watches feature 6-9-12 dial layouts

 

The most interesting addition to the Navitimer 1 range is the new Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38. The watch takes inspiration from one of the rare three-hand Navitimers from the past – the 1950’s reference 66. Since there are no chronograph counters, the dial here is very clean, with only hours, minutes, seconds and date at 6 o’clock. With a 38mm case, this is a watch perfect for both ladies and gentlemen. For this model, Breitling has slightly modified the signature Navitimer bezel to feature a more beaded and ratcheted design. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters and has a solid a screwed caseback. There are two Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 models with all-steel cases: one with a blue dial and blue leather strap (ref. A17325211C1P1) and the other with a black dial and black strap (ref. A17325241B1P1). There is also a third version (ref. U17325211G1P1), with a steel case, red gold bezel, silver dial and brown alligator leather strap. Powering each watch is the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17 with a 40-hour power reserve.

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With these 38mm unisex models, Breitling wants to attract a new generation of watch enthusiasts

 

 

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