The aviation watches of Breitling are the first choice of pilots from around the world. A longtime partner in aviation, an area where reliability and precision play a crucial role, the brand has always attached great importance to the quality of its products, designed to respond to heavy use even under the most adverse conditions. In its catalog at https://www.thewatchcompany.com/breitling, cult clocks such as the Navitimer are proposed, as well as high-tech time-measuring instruments with quartz movement and special functions. Many of the pieces have essential aviation instruments that allow the calculation of flight data or emit an emergency signal.
The dive was not left out of the catalog, with the brand presenting robust instruments for professional divers. The Superocean and Avenger lines stand out for their extreme robustness and technicality, integrating mainly models with mechanical gauges. The Superocean Héritage line, with models inspired by its vintage watches, is aimed at lovers of retro style. The Navitimer 8 model, launched in early 2018, features elements inspired by historical clocks. The brand catalog features several collections that offer both retro watches and modern high-tech weather instruments. The mechanical gauges, which since 1999 bear a COSC certificate of chronometer, equip most Breitling watches. In 2009, the brand introduced the chronograph caliber B01 and among the most popular models, stands out the Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45 equipped with a rattrapante chronograph produced in the own facilities of Breitling.
The prices of Navitimer 8
Breitling introduced the Navitimer 8 before Baselworld in 2018, definitely calling the attention of the watch industry. Although this series has been christened the same name as Breitling’s most popular pilot watch, at first glance, these watches do not look anything like the Navitimer. This is due in particular to the absence of the bezel with the slider that allows calculating distances, average speeds, the rate of rise or fall and fuel consumption. The ribbed bezel of the Navitimer 8 can be rotated in both directions and the triangular marker is ideal for measuring time intervals.
The design of the new line is inspired by the old instruments of flight, being the number 8 evokes the department Huit Aviation, founded in 1938 by Willy Breitling.
Navitimer: the number 1 with caliber of manufacture
When you think of Breitling watches, the first thing that comes to mind is the Navitimer. Launched for the first time in 1952, Breitling’s most famous model is immediately recognizable by its black dial circled by a ruler. As an instrument for air navigation, this chronograph features a series of functions that allow the pilot to perform various calculations: flight speed, flight time, rate of rise or fall or fuel consumption. It is true that the instruments of modern cockpits provide all this information, but who can remain indifferent to the charm of a Breitling?
It is easy to see the importance that the classic aviation chronograph assumes in the catalog of the brand from the designation of the caliber that the team: Breitling 01. The caliber of manufacture 01 was the first movement conceived by the brand and is, like all made by Breitling, a chronometer officially certified by the COSC. It is available in a standard 43 mm stainless steel or 18 carat red gold case. It includes a chronograph function that measures times up to 12 hours, having 70 hours of power reserve.
Breitling Emergency: a life-saving watch
A completely different but no less legendary pilot chronograph is the Emergency, included in the Professional line. Intended for unforeseen hazards such as plane crashes, shipwrecks or mountaineering accidents, the model incorporates a system that emits a signal at the emergency frequency of 121.5 MHz, whose impulses can be picked up at a distance of 170 km. The Breitling Emergency has already saved the lives of two British pilots who were rescued thanks to their watches after their helicopter crashed in Antarctica. The enhanced version launched in 2013, Emergency II, alternately uses two distinct frequencies and emits a first digital signal at the frequency of 406 MHz for satellites and a second analog signal at the 121.5 MHz frequency, which allows the location and rescue.