Breitling, renowned for its chronographs and deep aviation heritage, has introduced the new Navitimer 8 series. The series is named after the number “8” to pay tribute to Breitling’s “Huit Aviation Flight Division”, founded in 1938 by Willy Breitling exact replica watches, the third-generation heir of the brand (“huit” is “8” in French meaning). The department focuses on creating cockpit timers for civil and military aircraft as well as classic aviation watches. The term “Huit” represents the eight-day power reserve of the cockpit timer at the time.
Geeges Kern, the CEO of Breitling taking office in summer 2017, is very excited about the arrival of this new series. He said: “The new Navitimer 8 not only carries Breitling’s profound historical details, but also highlights our pioneering position in the manufacture of chronograph watches. While honoring history and tradition, this brand new The series also foreshadows the more important significance – it opens us a door to the future and takes us to a better tomorrow. ”
Navitimer 8 – Remodeling the Classics and Conceiving the Future
The new Breitling Navitimer 8 brings five different watch models, the continuation of the watch industry’s oldest and most extensive aviation history, dripping Breitling’s brand of gene, as well as the first cockpit timer and Technical characteristics of the chronograph watch, but also adhering to the “Huit Aviation Flight Department,” the quality assurance.
It is worth mentioning that the “Huit Aviation Flight Division” has won a very high reputation for testing and inspecting every product it builds. Each instrument needs to withstand extreme temperature and vibration test, and then use the oscilloscope to check the timing accuracy. “Huit Aviation Flight Division” meticulous quality, quickly won the attention of the military pilots and favor. On the eve of World War II, the department received a large order to customize cockpit timekeeping equipment for the RAF.
Continue the tradition, the future
Each of the five watches embodies a design element that is extremely recognizable, and even conceals even the smallest details. Guy Bove, creative director at Breitling, was completely immersed in the watch design of the Huit Aviation Flight Division and inspired the look of the Navitimer 8 series. “The Navitimer 8 is fully in line with our vision of the brand’s future and also pays homage to the Breitling watches from the early 20th century to the mid 20th century.” From a design point of view, it combines’ Huit’s Air cockpit-based cockpit chronograph and Navitimer features, along with its own unique features. ”
Longevity, brilliant reproduction
This new series once again demonstrates the cockpit timer of Huit Aviation and the Breitling Classic 768 Aviation Watch. The new dial and bezel part coincide with the cockpit timer of the time; the rotating bezel and the unique triangular pointer are the crowning touch of the 768 aviation watch and are loved and sought after by pilots. The highly contrasting design of luminous hands and black dials is also a great tribute to Breitling’s aviation tradition; this combination ensures optimum readability in any lighting condition. The uncompromising style of the early days was also revealed on this new watch collection.
Particularly noteworthy is the case, the bezel engraved with classic grooves, satin sanding and polishing combined with clever ring strap design, these elements will exercise and elegance perfectly together.
Guy Beauvais draws on the first aviation watch models, including the 768, to use the large luminous Arabic numerals on the dial of each new Navitimer 8, Embellished with small triangles, and longer time-scales, all reminiscent of Breitling’s early classic watch. Other details to reproduce the classic include: hollow luminous hour and minute hands and dial scale exactly the length of the scale, and the angle of the pointer to make the dial more refined and shiny.
Each watch on the Navitimer 8 has a water resistance of 10 atmospheres (100 meters). The double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal dial to ensure clear and legible. The new series of chronograph watch, according to different models and movements, can provide 40 to 70 hours of power reserve.
Two-way rotating bezel
Whether the watch has a timekeeping function, the rotating bezel with a practical indicator of the time scale and easy operation of the glass outer ring, is an integral part of early pilot watch an important element. A similar two-way rotating bezel is also a major feature of this new product. The wearer can simply calculate the short time interval simply by rotating the time scale on the bezel to the appropriate position before or after the pointer. Ratchet rotating outer ring total of 60 grooves, each groove represents a minute scale.
The beveled bezel design refracts the light, creating an unparalleled light-and-shadow interaction that gives the watch a sporty appearance and highlights the beauty of a ratchet-style outer ring.
The new Navitimer 8 series combines the classic pilot’s watch with aviation instrumentation to make the Breitling family’s most prestigious collection of watches even more colorful. Inspired by the cockpit chronograph and the most outstanding Breitling Chronographs of the 1940s and 40s, the new watch is designed to push the watch’s readability and functionality to the limit.
Here we introduce you to five impressive members of the Navitimer 8 series.
Air Chronograph 8 B01 Watch (Navitimer 8 B01)
Air Chronograph 8 B01 Dial Black Strap Stainless Steel Bracelet, Blue Dial Black Crocostrap Pin Buckle Bracelet, 18 kt Yellow Gold Bezel Brown Dial Brown Pin Buckle Crocodile Strap
Air Chronograph 8 B01 watch Breitling self-made 01 movement, 43 mm diameter, equipped with self-winding chronograph movement, this movement is equipped with longitudinal clutch system, and to provide more than 70 hours watch power store. Dial with 30 minutes and 12 hours cumulative timer and date display. As the focal point watch of the series, the Navitimer 8 B01 has a stainless steel dial with a black or blue dial, or a 18k red gold dial with a brown dial, Color are in stark contrast. Watch with stainless steel bracelet or pin buckle alligator strap. This Swiss official Observatory certification (COSC) watch with a transparent sapphire bottom.
Aviation timing 8 World Time Watch (Navitimer 8 Unitime)
Navitimer 8 Unitime is designed with international travelers in mind. This self-winding watch shows world time in a simple, independent hour hand and can be adjusted by rotating the crown. Watch equipped with the Breitling self-made B35 self-winding movement certified by the Swiss official Observatory (COSC), equipped with two-way ball bearing pendulum and two barrel, watch for more than 70 hours of power reserve. Dial color striking, black or silver to choose from. Aviation timing 8 World Watch (Navitimer 8 Unitime) with a transparent sapphire bottom of the table. The 43mm stainless steel case features a rotating bezel and a pin-buckle alligator strap.
Aviation Chronograph 8 Chronograph (Navitimer 8 Chronograph)
Air Chronograph 8 Chronograph black steel case black dial black leather strap, blue dial black pin buckle leather strap, blue dial steel strap, black dial steel strap
The Navitimer 8 Chrono ™ graph has a 30-minute and a 12-hour cumulative timer at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, a small seconds-dial at 9 o’clock, and a quarter-minute timing accuracy of 1/4 second. This watch is equipped with the Breitling 13 caliber, certified by the Swiss official Observatory (COSC). It uses a one-way ball bearing for automatic winding, with power reserve over 42 hours. 43 mm gauge, stainless steel with leather strap or steel bracelet, or DLC coated steel with pin buckle leather strap. Navitimer 8 Chronograph has a solid screw-in watch bottom.
Navitimer 8 Day & Date
Navigator 8 Day & Date Blue Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet, Blue Dial Strap Leather Strap, Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet, Black Dial Black Leather Strap
Breitling Navitimer Replica 8 Day & Date gives you time, day and date displays. The 12 o’clock position of the dial shows the day of the week, and the 6 o’clock position shows the date. The watch’s power engine uses a Breitling 45-type movement wound in two directions and has a power reserve of more than 40 hours. Black or blue dial can be glanced through the double anti-glare sapphire crystal glance. The 41mm stainless steel case has a solid screw-on watch bottom with a pin-buckle leather strap.
Aviation timing 8 automatic mechanical watch (Navitimer 8 Automatic)
Air Chronograph 8 Navitimer 8 Automatic Blue Dial Black Leather Strap, Black Dial Black Leather Strap
Air timekeeping 8 automatic mechanical watch (Navitimer 8 Automatic) has a distinctive style features. This watch follows the Breitling 30s and 40s legendary watch design. The watch is equipped with rotating bezel and classic hands; the Breitling 17-type movement with a rotating bezel and hour-markers in a steel case that twirl in two directions with power reserve for more than 40 hours. The eye-catching dial with 41mm gauge has black or blue colors to choose from. This COSC watch has a solid screw-on watch base with an optional steel or pin buckle leather strap.