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Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer 8 Unitime -

Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer 8 Unitime –

Brisk Take

As some portion of the recently disclosed Breitling Navitimer 8 assortment, Breitling is presenting the Navitimer 8 Unitime, a straightforward worldtimer. The hardened steel case gauges a vigorous 43mm across and you have your choice of either a silver or dark dial, with the previous looking somewhat more work of art and the last somewhat more current. In both cases, there are 24-hour and urban communities rings around the edge, permitting you to read a clock in 24 distinctive timezones at the same time. While you might expect a watch like this to have a fixed bezel, this one pivots with 60 positions so you can utilize the engraved bolt to time discrete occasions. Controlling the entirety of this is the type B35, which was Breitling’s absolute first non-chronograph in-house development when it was delivered back in 2015. 

Why This Watch Matters

The Unitime is a genuine Breitling exemplary. The first 1950s models are so perfect, so excellent, and a refreshing glance at what Breitling could do outside the domain of chronographs. There have been current Unitime models, though normally the complication has been matched with a chronograph – to see Breitling return to rudiments with this one is great. Though the styling is a lot of vintage Breitling, there’s some advanced tech inside as well, including a mechanism that allows you to set the hour hand forward and in reverse in one hour hops so you can without much of a stretch dial in your new neighborhood time when getting off a flight. 

A Breitling Unitimer from the 1950s.

Introductory Thoughts

I’m a major devotee of movement watches by and large and worldtime watches specifically. There’s something so charming about the mid-century, traveled vibe they emit, and I love how truly functional the complication is as well. While the 43mm instance of this watch is still somewhat bigger than I’d like it, the dial seems, by all accounts, to be open and clear, something that isn’t valid for all worldtime watches. I’m intrigued to see this one on the wrist, and in the event that it wears on the little side it very well may be a genuine winner.

The Basics

Brand: Breitling
Model: Navitimer 8 Unitime
Reference Number: AB352113 

Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 14.38mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black or silver
Indexes: Arabic numerals and city ring
Lume: Yes, on hands and numerals
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator leather lash or treated steel bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: In-House Caliber B35
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, worldtime display
Diameter: 36.6mm
Thickness: 7.8mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

 COSC Chronometer Certified
Additional Details: Dual-activity metal roller arrangement of winding rotor and the hour hand is autonomously customizable in both directions

Estimating & Availability

Price: Coming Soon
Availability: May/June 2018

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