Breitling introduced the Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 at this year’s Baselworld, thereby continuing a legacy over six decades in the making. Similar to its historic predecessors, each pilot’s watch in the collection features a circular slide and rule, a beaded bidirectional bezel, and a brilliant three-hand dial.
Under the skin is Breitling Caliber 17 automatic movement, which hosts a power reserve of 38 hours. Emanating with understated elegance, the range combines historic prestige and modern functionality to extraordinary effect and comes available with both stainless steel and bicolour cases.
As with all Breitling watches, the Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is a COSC-certified chronometer, meaning it delivers the utmost tier of accuracy and reliability. Distinguishing the bicolour models from their stainless steel counterparts is an 18k gold bidirectional rotating bezel. Providing further distinction, the stainless steel variant comes with either a black, blue, or silver dial, while the bicolor variant comes with either a silver or anthracite dial.
Both versions host Super-LumiNova markers and a date window on the dial, come available with either an alligator strap or stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet, and deliver water-resistance to 3 bar.
CEO Georges Kern said of Breitling’s latest: “The new Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is an ideal companion for the cosmopolitan traveller. It has a fresh, contemporary look but draws much of its inspiration from the iconic Navitimer Ref. 806 and the Reference 66, a three-handed Navitimer we launched back in the 1950s. This watch will never go out of style.”