We have a few new deliveries from Breitling to declare today, and one of them incidentally turns out to be the main women’s watch of the Georges Kern time. It’s a 38 mm three-hand automatic translation of what is ostensibly Breitling’s most popular plan, the Navitimer. What this watch isn’t is a chronograph – a complication since a long time ago connected with the Navitimer – however it holds the natural slide rule bezel. The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 comes in steel just as steel and gold. The accessible dial tones incorporate blue, silver and black. It joins 43mm and 41mm Navitimers that likewise dispatch this year in Basel.
While this watch is being advanced as the principal women’s watch to make a big appearance under Breitling’s new administration, I’m genuinely sure that a lot of vintage-watch-adoring folks out there will locate the 38mm diameter appealing. I most definitely, plan to give one a shot not long from now in Basel. At 38mm across x 10.10 mm thick, this watch is directly in accordance with vintage sports watch measurements. And the tones are a long way from what one may depict as “female.” If you read the Breitling site intently, you can see that Breitling is itself stirring up the feeling of vagueness here.
On the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 item page of the Breitling site, you can understand this: “Snazzy and compact, the Navitimer 1 Automatic (38 mm) might be the littlest in width, yet it is a definitive assertion of style and refinement. The ideal frill for the brave Breitling lady, it is accessible in steel and steel & gold with dial in black, blue or silver.”
On the page declaring this and 44 different curiosities for Baselworld, the watch is depicted along these lines: “Other energizing deliveries remembered the Navitimer Automatic for 38 mm, a refined men’s apparatus watch combining class with vintage inspiration.”
This is an attractive, if fairly watered-down variant of the Navitimer. Given its engaging looks and refreshingly restrained measurements, I could see it doing very well with ladies and men who like more modest estimated sports watches. I very like the black-dialed variant with coordinating black date circle at six o’clock. I haven’t attempted any of the new Breitlings on yet, yet this resembles it will be the most wearable of the lot.
While a prior variant of Breitling.com situated this as a women’s watch, Breitling has refreshed the item portrayal to take note of that the watch is planned for people. – Ed.
Model: Navitimer 1 Automatic 38
Reference Number:Steel and gold with silver dial, U17325211G1P1; steel with blue dial, A17325211C1P1; steel with black dial, A17325241B1P1
Case Material: Steel and gold, steel
Dial Color: Silver, blue or black
Lume: Yes, on hands
Water Resistance: Up to 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator with pin buckle
Caliber: Breitling type 17 (ETA 2824-2 base)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power Reserve: At least 40 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Estimating & Availability
Price: Steel and gold form: CHF 5,400; steel variants: CHF 4,000
Availability: Not yet available
Limited Edition: No
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