Thursday, January 10, 2019

Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 Mechanical Watch

Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 Mechanical Watch
Breitling, famous for its chronographs and its strong link to aviation, has just launched a new pilot’s watch collection: the Navitimer 8. The 8 in its name is a nod to the Huit Aviation Department, which was set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments as well as classic pilot’s watches for civilian and military use.

Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 Mechanical Watch

At the time, Willy Breitling chose the name “Huit,” the French word for “eight,” as a reference to the eight-day power reserve offered by its storied cockpit instruments. As a highlight of our new watch line, the Navitimer 8 B01 is presented in stainless steel as well as in 18k red gold, each with the exclusive Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. With those two versions, the manufactory meets all the demands of discerning watch bearers.

Movement
Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor, 346 components, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), COSC-certified chronometer, 70-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters, date

Case
Stainless steel or 18k red gold, 43 mm diameter, 13.97 mm height, double anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screwed caseback with sapphire glass, screw-locked crown, bi-directional bezel with pointer. Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 bar/330 ft)

Dial
Black or blue with contrasting subdials for steel models. Bronze-colored for 18k red gold model

Bracelet/strap
Leather with pink buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp for steel models. Brown alligator leather with pin buckle for 18k red gold model