This re-edition of the legendary 1950s Navitimer AOPA is a pretty cool watch and limited to only 500 pieces. Click on “read more” to discover the chronograph…
In the year 1952 (1952 is the official date communicated by Breitling, but some Breitling experts say it was 1954) Breitling launched a chronograph that became the brands most emblematic model and one of the great 20th century watchmaking classics.
The NAVITIMER was born…
Guys, be sure to pronounce the watch correctly! I very often hear people saying “Navytimer”, meaning that they speak “navy” instead of “navi” originating from navigation. So the correct pronunciation is Navitimer and not “Navytimer” … 🙂
Back to the story of the Breitling Navitimer: With its circular slide rule serving to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation the world’s largest association of aircraft owners and pilots, founded in 1939 in the United States, chose the Navitimer as its official watch.
Now you know why there is the AOPA logo appearing on the dial of many Navitimers produced during the 1950s and 60s.
The 2015 Breitling Navitimer AOPA, a reinterpretation of the historical model and a 500-piece limited series, also bears the logo with its small curved wings on its black dial, as well as on its engraved case back.
Movement: Self-winding Breitling calibre 23 (ETA 2894-2), officially chronometer-certified by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz), 25 jewels, 1/8th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers, calendar
Case: steel, 500-piece limited series, waterproof 30 meters, bidirectional rotating bezel with circular slide rule., cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides
Diameter: 42 mm
Straps/Bracelet: leather, crocodile leather/Navitimer
Prices starting at 5890 Euro including 20 % VAT for the version with a leather strap and buckle
I think this could be a collector’s piece for aviation enthusiasts.
This is the version with a solid steel bracelet for 7160 Euro including 20 % VAT …