Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition

Due to its long and proud heritage, the Breitling Watch Company has released a 125th Limited Edition of the Breitling Navitimer Watch. As you can imagine, with a limited release of this popular watch series, it has become one of the most highly sought after watches of our time.

As most people know, Breitling was first established in 1884 in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland. Due to their founders ingenuity (especially Gaston Breitling), the company quickly became a primary supplier to the Royal Air Force, and then later, to the United States Armed Forces.

In 1942, Breitling released the Chronomat, which was the first aviation oriented watch that contained a slide rule bezel. Due to the popularity of the Breitling Chronomat, the company chose to release the first Breitling Navitimer Watch in 1952. As such, Breitling has been manufacturing the Navitimer for more than 55 years. While this is a an amazing feat for any wrist watch maker, the Navitimer Watch has also been selected by the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association as their official time piece.
Once of the greatest things about the 125th Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition watch is that the stainless steel version will only be produced in a lot of 2009.

Additionally, there is another version of this special watch, which will be the 18 karat red gold version. This version will only have 125 pieces produced. With the stainless steel version of the Navitimer, the dial is either black or bronze. With the 18 karat red version of this limited edition, the watch possesses either a black or silver dial. Of course, Breitling provides a glare proof sapphire crystal to make your viewing more pleasurable. Regardless of which version you choose, you will be extremely happy.

All Breitling Navitimer watches are driven by mechanical movement. Specifically, the Breitling 26 Caliber, 38 jewel is the work horse that makes this watch function with a high degree of precision. Similar to the other versions of the Navitimer, this limited edition is also Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres certified. Additionally, the watch operates at 28.8K vibrations per second. Furthermore, the Navitimer contains a 42 hour power reserve. Lastly, this limited edition watch is capable of operating up to 30 meters underneath the ocean.

While there is not much of a requirement for it today, the Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition watch has a slide rule rotating bezel. Similar to the original 1952 Navitimer watches, the owner can use it to compute different calculations. Of course, the odds of someone doing any calculations is very small considering there are numerous computer programs which can do it much faster and far more accurate.

Also, Breitling chose to place the watch’s date functionality in the six o’clock position. As a result, the watch not only looks cleaner, but also provides a tough of elegance that only a well engineered product could provide.

Another special feature of the Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition Watch is the “Air Race” bracelet. This bracelet is rigid, which a design that seems like it came directly from the 1960s. The most distinguishable trait of this fashionable bracelet is the holes. This design makes the watch look very masculine, yet very elegant at the same time.

If you have any additional questions about the Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition Watch, or simply want to know more about the various aspects of the Navitimer watch, please feel free to continue to explore this site.

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