A legend on the wrist
It is the most iconic Breitling watch, and one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics. A cult object for aviation enthusiasts. Continuously produced for over 60 years, it is also the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs manufactured worldwide.
First launched in 1952 to accompany the boom in commercial and recreational aviation, the Navitimer was soon adopted by pilots thanks to its famous circular slide rule serving to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation – a welcome complement to the flight instruments of the pre-electronic era. This precise, ingenious and efficient model shared the finest skyborne adventures and was soon chosen as the official watch by the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), the world’s largest association of its kind. Breitling’s Navitimer with its instantly recognizable ultra-technical look is still pursuing its legendary career in different versions including the Cosmonaute model, the first wrist chronograph to travel in space. An icon on the wrist.