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Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 -

Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 –

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We have another watch to declare from Breitling on this Sunday evening. It’s a 43mm chronograph planned in view of pilots,  it’s essential for the Navitimer family, and it comes with a chronometer-guaranteed, in-house Breitling 01 development. The watch’s plan channels the tasteful of vintage Breitling pilot’s pieces with its coin-edge bezel and an opposite panda dial. The name, Breitling 8, comes from the Huit Aviation Department (huit signifying “eight” in French) that Breitling set up during the 1930s to make installed chronographs for pilots. At that point, the name alluded to the long eight days of force save with which the instruments came. This watch is programmed, nonetheless, so its 70 hours of save appears to be all that could possibly be needed. Breitling declared the Navitimer 8 Chronograph – the first in a line that will incorporate different executions – toward the beginning of today on its corporate Instagram just as the individual Instagram of the brand’s CEO, Georges Kern .

Why This Watch Matters

In one of the greatest and least expected faculty moves the Swiss watchmaking industry has seen of late, Georges Kern left Richemont in July , where he had been head of advanced and watchmaking, to become the CEO of Breitling. This is the primary new Breitling watch to be made under his administration. What we see here is an unmistakable impact of chronicled Breitling chronographs, including the utilization of a converse panda dial. Curiously, however, the watch is still fairly burly at 43mm in measurement. Be that as it may, as Kern specifies in the Instagram present he utilized on declare the watch, there are 41mm adaptations coming with various complications.

Beginning Thoughts

This is an incredible looking chronograph, yet as I’ve just referenced, it’s likewise a major person. Kern says there are more modest forms coming, including a 41mm day-date and a Unitime. I figure we can hope to see a great deal of new and fascinating items from Breitling this March at Baselworld, yet, given what we think about the average item improvement courses of events in top of the line watchmaking, any greater changes to the setup will probably not be seen for one more year or so. It’s acceptable to see Kern’s impact sneaking in however for sure. 

The Basics

Brand: Breitling
Model: Navitimer 8 B01
Reference Number: AB011713

Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 14.5mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Reverse panda dial
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, on numerals and hands
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black gator strap

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber B01  
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, three-register chronograph
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 46
Chronometer Certified 

Valuing & Availability

Price: CHF 7,100 (around $7,615 at season of publishing)
Availability: May/June 2018

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