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Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Black Ref. AB0121211B1X1

$8,950

New Breitling 43mm Navitimer B01 Chronograph Black With Silver Subdials Dial Calfskin Leather Strap, Ref. AB0121211B1X1

A tribute to the original watch, this Navitimer Chronograph combines the historic appeal of a true icon with a 43 mm stainless steel case, black dial with red seconds hand, silver chronograph counters and applied hour markers. The iconic circular slide rule is operated with a bidirectional rotating bezel. The watch is powered by the reliable Breitling Caliber 01 automatic movement.

The Navitimer is a classic that defines what it means to be an aviation watch. The slide-rule bezel used in combination with the chronograph can measure average speed, fuel consumption and many more vital calculations. While the Navitimer is suited for people with a need for precise measurements, it is particularly attractive to anyone who admires the history of chronographs and fine watchmaking.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Bracelet

Strap

Caliber

B01

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

43mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Chronograph, Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Automatic

Brand

Breitling

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID2109
Model #AB0121211B1X1
Model NameNavitimer B01 Chronograph 43

Description

The modern chronograph watch would not function as it does today without Breitling’s influence. Leon Breitling founded the company in 1884 already manufacturing innovative chronographs. After his death in 1914, his son Gaston took control and produced one of the world’s first wrist chronographs with a separate pusher. Gaston’s son Willy introduced the two-pusher chronograph and the iconic Chronomat in 1942, which added a slide rule with a chronograph. In 1952 they produced the Navitimer with a built-in slide rule that became the official pilot’s watch for the AOPA pilot union. Astronaut Scott Carpenter found his Navitimer so useful that he asked Breitling to modify the watch to use a 24-hour dial, which he then wore into space in 1962 aboard a Mercury capsule. To celebrate his 25th anniversary as head of the company, Willy also introduced the SuperOcean diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 200 meters. Clearly, any admirer of chronographs should become familiar with Breitling. In recent years, Breitling is returning to its heritage of producing in-house movements and a design that pays tribute to its heritage but with a modern ascetic.