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Breitling Navitimer B04 Chronograph GMT Limited Edition

$9,780

New Breitling 48mm Navitimer B04 Chronograph GMT Anthracite With Black Subdials Dial AB04413A/F573
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 GMT combines the historic appeal of a true icon with a generous 48 mm stainless steel case that enhances the wrist presence while optimizing legibility of the “instrument panel” dial. The iconic circular slide rule is still present and is operated with a bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. This high-performing self-winding watch is powered by the Breitling caliber 04, which is visible through the transparent case back. The Navitimer GMT feature includes a crown-adjustable dual time-zone system that is revolutionary and an alligator leather strap. With this watch, Breitling continues its historic tradition of innovation.

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Additional information

Band Color

Black

Band Material

Alligator

Bracelet

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Breitling

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

48mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Folding Clasp

Complication

Chronograph, Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Grey Anthracite

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0002755
Model #AB04413A/F573
Model NameNavitimer B04 Chronograph GMT 48

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.