Yesterday we presented another Breitling chronograph from the company’s simply launched Navitimer 8 line. We revealed to you that there would be some extra models coming to the Navitimer 8, and today we can affirm that there are a handful of new pieces that have been officially declared, including a fundamental programmed , a worldtimer , and the watch we have here. This is an appealing, 41mm watch for pilots that highlights shows for the afternoon and the date, making it a useful regular choice.
Why This Watch Matters
When Georges Kern left his perch at Richmont the previous summer to take over Breitling, most industry spectators saw the move as a chance for the business veteran to turn Breitling around. As we can see from this first assortment – which remembers a for house chronograph, a Valjoux-based chronograph, a period just variation, a Unitime, just as this watch with day and date – Kern’s first line of Breitlings come with unmistakable vintage looks and a name, Navitimer 8, that associates back to the company’s historical eight-day cockpit instruments. Curiously, what this recently launched assortment does not incorporate is the E6B roundabout slide rule – utilized by pilots to ascertain fuel utilization, in addition to other things – that most watch darlings quickly think of when they hear the name Navitimer.
Now that we’ve had a chance to take a gander at this new assortment from Breitling, we can see that the impact of Georges Kern has made itself felt, and reasonably quickly, in the Breitling item setup. The way that we see a coherent assortment with configuration signals that extend from one watch to another will be natural to any individual who realizes Kern’s work at IWC, where he and his group zeroed in on one line at a period and refreshed it through and through on a moving basis.
Model: Navitimer 8 Day & Date
Reference Number: A4533010
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Blue or black
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, on hands and numerals
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather lash or hardened steel bracelet
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 45 (ETA 2834-2 base)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
COSC Chronometer Certified
Estimating & Availability
Price: Coming Soon
Availability: May/June 2018
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