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Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition Pan-Am AB01212B1C1A1

$9,160

New Breitling 43mm Navitimer B01 Chronograph Pan Am Blue With Silver Subdials And Red Accents Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet AB01212B1C1A1
This Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Pan Am Edition is a tribute to one of the most exciting commercial airlines from the golden age of air travel.  This is a stunning edition with the blue dial, contrasting silver sub-dials and Pan American World Airways logo printed on the transparent sapphire case back, especially on the Air Racer stainless steel mesh bracelet.  Not least, the Breitling in-house mechanical chronograph movement delivers both remarkable precision and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

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Additional information

Band Color

Stainless Steel

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Bracelet

Bracelet

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Breitling

Caliber

B01

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

43mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Folding Buckle

Complication

Chronograph, Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Blue

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID3716
Model #AB01212B1C1A1
Model NameNavitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Pan Am
Serial Numberabxxxxxxxxx

Description

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.

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.