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Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 -

Introducing: The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 –

Brisk Take

This year is a major year for Breitling. After the Georges Kern takeover a year ago, the watch industry has been waiting anxiously during the current year’s Basel discharges. A couple were declared a month ago however today have we found out around a few new deliveries including the Navitimer Super 8. Inspired by the reference 637 (a 1930s/1940s stopwatch utilized during WWII and worn around the thigh, NOT the wrist), the Super 8 is a fairly sizable praise to the pilot’s watch. All things considered, this isn’t a stopwatch, but instead, an exceptionally attractive tribute to the original ref. 637 stopwatch (albeit the timing bezel implies you can utilize it for slipped by time purposes).

The Super 8 case estimates 46mm and 50mm when you include the bidirectional bezel (so 50mm all-in). The screw-bolted crown is situated on the left-hand side, which is another reverence to the 637 whose crown was situated in a similar spot for simple maneuvering. The Super 8 is accessible in stainless steel with a dark dial or titanium with a green dial. The development is the Breitling B20 which depends on the type MT5612, which is a similar development utilized by Tudor in the Black Bay and Pelagos. The type B20 is chronometer guaranteed and has a noteworthy force save of 70 hours.

The inspiration – the reference 637.

Initial Thoughts

The Super 8 is certainly the beefiest of all the Breitling discharges this year. Measuring 50mm in all out, I would imagine the titanium rendition of this watch would be the smartest for the sheer reason for the heaviness of this thing on your wrist. The return to the reference 637 is a pleasant touch and Breitling demonstrates that they are continuing to think back to push ahead, however I neglect to perceive how one could wear this watch? On the other hand I am unquestionably some unacceptable crowd for this piece. In any case, I think all in all this is an alluring piece with a COSC ensured development considered adequate for Tudor, so in every practical sense, this is an incredible legacy piece to commence the week.

The Basics

Brand: Breitling
Model: Super 8
Reference Number: AB2040

Diameter: 46mm case, 50mm including the bezel
Thickness: 14.4mm
Case Material: Stainless steel or Titanium
Dial Color: Green
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: Super LumiNova
Water Resistance: Up to 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap

The Movement

Caliber: B20
Functions:
Diameter: 30.8mm
Thickness: 6.5mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 a/h
Chronometer Certified: Yes

Pricing & Availability

Price: TBD
Availability: TBD
Limited Edition: No

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