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Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46

$8,750

New Breitling 46mm Navitimer B01 Chronograph Blue With Silver Subdials Dial Alligator Leather Strap AB0127211C1P1
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. A tribute to the original watch, this Navitimer Chronograph combines the historic appeal of a true icon with a generous 46 mm stainless steel case that enhances the wrist presence while optimizing readability of the dial. The iconic circular slide rule is still present and is operated with a bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. This high-performing self-winding chronograph is powered by the chronometer-certified Breitling caliber 01, which is visible through the transparent case back. We agree with Breitling when they describe this watch as a larger-than-life take on the legend.

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Additional information

Band Color

Blue

Band Material

Alligator

Bracelet

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Breitling

Caliber

B01

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

46mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Folding Clasp

Complication

Chronograph, Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Blue

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0001612
Model #AB0127211C1P1
Model NameNavitimer B01 Chronograph 46

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.