Sunday, May 24, 2009

Breitling Navitimer Watch Review

As one of the premiere high end luxury brands, Breitling is known for introducing high quality, very aesthetically pleasing watches. One of the more popular watch series is the Breitling Navitimer Watch. Part of this watch’s popularity lies in its longevity, with the series being around for more than 50 years now. Additionally, this model is the world’s longest continuously produced wrist watch (it was first produced in 1952).

The Navitimer is a Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certified chronometer. The COSC is the official Swiss organization that is responsible for ensuring Swiss wristwatch accuracy and precision. As with practically any wristwatch, the Navitimer tells its user the time with its hour, minute, and seconds hands. Additionally the watch has three counters for its chronograph functionality. Furthermore, the Breitling model uses a dial aperture for its calendar functionality.

The Breitling Navitimer uses an automatic, self winding mechanical movement. One of the great aspects of this watch is that it uses a 42 hour power reserve function. Further technical specifications are that it uses a Breitling 23 caliber with 25 jewels. Also, the watch has a cambered sapphire, glare proofed crystal for viewing. Lastly, the mechanical movement runs at 28.8K vibrations per hour.

The Breitling Navitimer case comes in 3 different cases. The cases are either in steel, two tone steel and 18 karat gold, or simply 18 karat gold. For the steel case, the Navitimer has a black dial, silver subdials, a leather strap, and a tang-type buckle. For the steel and 18 karat case, the watch has a silver dial, golden subdials, a leather strap, and a tang-type buckle. For the 18 karat gold case, it has a black dial, silver subdials, a Croco strap, and an 18 karat gold tang-type buckle.

Lastly, the Breitling Navitimer watch is the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. As a result, it has achieved cult object status. If you need any further information on the Breitling Navitimer, please continue to review the other Breitling Navitimer Watches webpages.

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