|Features||Chronograph, Date, GMT|
|Case Size||46 mm|
|Water Resistance (Meters)||30|
|Glass Material||Sapphire Crystal|
|Warranty Period||2 Years|
Breitling Navitimer World
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Breitling, an institution that stands for the ultimate technical precision, has been known as a symbol of fliers ever since its inception in 1884. The aviation boom in the 20th century paved the way for the success of the brand, which is now synonymous with objects of precision and durability. The brand was founded by Leon Breitling, and it took the market by storm with the invention of the Navimeter. Defining and redefining its initial aesthetics, the brand has produced watches of exemplary innovation and precision, which have adorned the wrists of fictional characters such as James Bond in Thunderball, in 1965.
A reflection of boldness and fearlessness of the modern man, the Breitling A2432212/C651/761P/A20D.1, is an addition to the Navimeter world collection, that incorporates the initial design aesthetic of the Navimeter, created in 1950, with a contemporary edge. The 46mm steel case is attached to a black leather strap to give it a sporty look.
Blue in colour, the dial exudes tranquility, and consists of three sub dials for the purpose of in flight calculations. Luminescent silver hour markers pave the way for luminescent hands. A date window is placed impeccably at the 3 o’ clock position.
A highly precise piece, it features a circular slide rule along with a rotating bezel. An automatic movement keeps the watch up to date with the time. It incorporates other features, such as conversion of nautical miles to kilometers, and calculation of rate of descent. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a water resistivity of 30 meters, render the watch durable.
Breitling created the Breitling Bentley 24 Le Mans Watch, to commemorate their sponsorship of Team Bentley, during the Le Mans 24 Hours campaign, which ran from 2001 to 2003.
Coined from the words navigator and timer, the Navitimer is one of the most legendary collections by Breitling. The birth of the Navimeter as an idea preceded its execution by decades, with the Breitling Chronomat in 1942. Willy Breitling collaborated with the mathematician Marcel Robert to design a slide rule bezel that made the calculation of complex logarithmic values possible. This led to the development of a scale that incorporated the three units necessary for aerial navigation- STAT, KM and NAUT. Pilots all over the world could now perform complicated calculations such as fuel consumption, average or climbing speeds, and so on, by using their Navitimer, which doubled as a calculator. Since its launch in 1952 till today, more than 60 years after its release, the Navimeter has undergone several changes, including an evolution from the manual Venus 178 movement in 1952 to the highly modern automatic movement in 1969, though the side rule bezel has remained a constant component. The first editions of the Navimeter 806 are today highly sought after collectibles.
With dial diameters ranging from 43-48mm, each watch from the Navimeter collection is bold and historically suited for aircraft navigators, by providing easy visibility even in poor lighting. The most distinctive feature of timepieces from this line is the aviation slide rule, perfect for complex calculations such as conversions from kilometres to nautical miles. Some newer models come with a transparent case back that allows an insight into the immaculate working of Breitling’s certified automatic movement.Though the dials are mainly traditional panda or reverse panda coloured, other hues are available for some of the more adventurous wearers. A wide variety of strap or bracelet options are also offered.
The Navimeter boasts the post of being the official time keeper for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, proving its mettle when it comes to impeccable timekeeping. The collection finds admirers in personalities from all walks of life, including the American actor and pilot John Travolta and French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
Customer Reviews on Breitling Navitimer World A2432212/C651/761P/A20D.1
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The brand promoted by actor John Travolta generates truly remarkable COSC certified timepieces of which the navitimer is positioned above the others
Navitimer is the only perfect timepiece in the world with all the features for a pilot and is supplied mandatory by big airliners .
To a novice , this watch might seem complicated , but for a pilot it's a multi utility tool. The features range from a fuel consumption meter,tachymeter to me sure velocity,1/20 second chronograph,scratch resistant sapphire crystal,date& to top it all , the gmt feature.what more can you demand .
All the highlights are bundled into a 46mm round stainless steel with a dark blue dial and the stitched leather strap making this watch an amazing package.
Final verdict : This watch will always be number 1 on my wishlist (until i get one)and I strongly recommend aviation experts to own one (save money). The watch has a rich history.
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