Breitling (Breitling) Navitimer (aviation chronograph watch) as a model of aviation timing precision and one of the top ten watchmaking classics of the 20th century, set a eternal benchmark for chronograph watches with trusted and superior quality . Since its birth in 1952, it has been sought after by professional pilots and aviation enthusiasts. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the glorious birth of this legendary watch, the brand specifically launched the world’s first limited edition of 500 Navitimer Blue Sky 60th Anniversary Limited Edition in Shanghai.
The Breitling Aviation Chronograph has a unique and highly recognizable design, with its sophisticated functional design and a highly mechanical but elegant appearance. Superior quality sets a timeless benchmark for chronographs. Since its introduction in 1952, while maintaining its original aesthetics, aviation chronographs have become the oldest mechanical chronographs in production in the world.
From the figure we clearly see that in addition to the timekeeping function, the watch also has a lot of calculation functions necessary for aviation. In the following we will bring you a detailed introduction.
Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Appearance
The case diameter is 43 millimeters in stainless steel, equipped with a two-way rotating bezel (circular flying slider), the blue dial color and the dark blue alligator leather strap echo each other to make the watch more overall. The traditional chronograph design is distributed over the dial and is equipped with a date display window between 4 and 5 o’clock, and is waterproof to 30 meters.
The case is presented in front of everyone with the classic ‘Breitling’ gene. The blue on the plate also means the blue sky. It is said that only those who own the aircraft will truly fall in love with Breitling. Another aspect reflects its absolute contribution to aviation timekeeping.
Breitling’s global image ambassador, John Travolta, is known to own seven private jets.
Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Features
Like many watches of this brand, it is equipped with Breitling’s original circular flight slider, known as the ‘aviation computer’. In the era when electronic computers were not yet available, this watch was unique in that it could be completed quickly and easily. All flight-related calculations, including average flight speed, flight mileage, fuel consumption, climb or descent rates, etc., are well received by pilots and are used for flight preparation and monitoring. This is why many flying enthusiasts are obsessed with it, but as a general wearer, it is probably the most commonly used timekeeping function. The 30-minute chronograph small dial at three o’clock is also blue and has been treated with bumps. Shows a better three-dimensional sense.
The traditional timekeeping function buttons are also made of stainless steel, and the timekeeping function is completed by controlling the two and four o’clock buttons. This real aviation chronograph quickly spread as soon as it was launched, naturally it was also recognized by the World Pilots Association (AOPA) as its official designated watch.
The twelve-hour chronograph dial at six o’clock and the small seconds dial at nine o’clock. The traditional chronograph design makes the powerful watch well organized on the display interface.
Breitling Aviation Chronograph 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition-Movement
This watch is equipped with Breitling’s self-made 01 movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal case. The Swiss official observatory certification (COSC), automatic winding, 28,800 high swing frequency per hour, 47 gem bearings Storage for more than 70 hours; timing accuracy of 1/4 second, equipped with 30-minute and 12-hour cumulative timer and calendar display function.
Summary: It is reported that this 60th Anniversary Blue Sky Limited Edition of this aviation chronograph can also be paired with the Navitimer aviation bracelet or the original Air Racer air race perforated bracelet to interpret different blue skies between the wrists. I personally understand that this watch is a limited edition, only 500 pieces are sold, and its unit price is about 60,000 yuan, but the price is relatively affordable, but because the number is limited, for those who want to buy It can also be very difficult.