Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm) Limited Edition, Superocean Héritage 46 Blacksteel Limited Edition

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Breitling Navitimer 01

In 1952, Breitling created a ‘wrist instrument’ purpose-built for pilots and other aviation professionals. Equipped with a circular slide rule, the Navitimer serves to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation. This chronograph unique in its kind and featuring an ultra-technical, original yet elegant design, soon established itself as the most iconic Breitling model and a cult object for all passionate aeronautical enthusiasts. A gilt-edged security. Produced without interruption for over 60 years, this fabled watch is also the doyenne of all mechanical chronographs worldwide – and one of the ten great 20th century watchmaking classics.

The classic Navitimer appears in a generous 46 mm diameter – an XL look that enhances its presence on the wrist and accentuates the originality of its design, while optimizing the readability of the dial and of the circular aviation slide rule. A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, probably the world’s finest automatic chronograph movement, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, and the only one based on an international norm.

This highly exclusive Navitimer (46 mm) Limited Edition version of the large-size Navitimer is issued in a 100-piece limited series only available in Southeast Asia is distinguished by its dial featuring two tone-on-tone counters: small seconds at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. An authentic instrument panel, created using the “par épargne” technique on a sterling silver base, enhanced by red accents in the shape of small counter pointers and a central sweep-seconds hand. Further enhancing its originality, the model comes with a black leather strap accentuated by its red stitching.

Superocean Héritage 46 Blacksteel Limited Edition

A contemporary re-edition of the famous 1957 model, a professional diver’s watch that soon appealed to the first enthusiasts of leisure diving, the Superocean Héritage strongly evoke its origins. The dial bears the 1950s logo, with the Breitling signature topped by the letter B. The epitome of clarity and understatement, it bears the same triangular luminescent hour hand ensuring
easy readability even in the darkness prevailing at great depths. The original styling of this grand classic is accentuated by the perforated sporty rubber strap equipped with a clasp featuring a comfort-enhancing extension that is adjustable in a few seconds. While it undoubtedly appeals with its original look and its subtle vintage touch, the Superocean Héritage also benefits from the latest high-tech developments, including the construction of the unidirectional 120-toothed bezel, water resistance to 200 meters (660 ft), the thick sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides, and the chronometer-certified mechanical selfwinding movement. A watch with a rich past for modern-day explorers. The Superocean Héritage 46 Blacksteel Limited Edition is issued in a 100-piece limited series exclusively for Southeast Asia distinguished by its satin-brushed steel case coated with a high-resistance carbon-based treatment, a blue bezel and blue central chronograph seconds, reminiscent of the great ocean depths.