The aviation chronograph series is unique with its circular flying slider and has become synonymous with Breitling. Since its introduction 70 years ago, production has almost never been interrupted, releasing a dizzying array of models. In 2022, the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph will trace its origins, showing the fusion charm of retro design and modern dial.
This is the first time Breitling has redesigned its aviation chronograph collection since Georges Kern took over as CEO in 2017. The brand retains the iconic chronograph look of the collection, while making subtle and modest adjustments. The most obvious change in the new watch is the addition of the aircraft owner and the World Pilots Association (AOPA) wing logo at the 12 o’clock position. Breitling pays tribute to the historical original that became the official timepiece of AOPA in 1954. Today, the brand is still a partner of AOPA.
The new watch is available in stainless steel and 18K red gold, three case sizes of 41 mm, 43 mm and 46 mm, and more than ten dial colors to meet the different tastes and needs of watch fans around the world. The 41mm model has the same diameter as the early antique models such as Ref.806, which is the most restored, but at the same time, it has also been upgraded from a manual movement to an automatic movement, so the case is slightly thicker.
In particular, it should be pointed out that some dial colors correspond one-to-one with the case size. For example, only the 41mm model offers a mint green dial with a white circular flight ruler and subdial, only the 43mm model offers a mint green dial with a black circular flight ruler and subdial, and only the 43mm model offers a unique bronze dial.
Through the see-through case back, you can admire the brand-made 01 automatic movement equipped with the new watch. The movement contains 47 jewel bearings, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), and has a long-lasting power reserve of 70 hours. The 01-type movement is equipped with a column wheel and a vertical clutch device, and the timing accuracy can reach a quarter of a second.
According to the official website price, the 41mm stainless steel model is 62,800 yuan, the 18K red gold model is 133,800 yuan; the 43mm stainless steel model is 63,800 yuan, and the 18K red gold model is 136,800 yuan; the 46mm stainless steel model is 64,800 yuan, and the 18K red gold model is 139,800 yuan. The above are the prices of the belt models, and the metal bracelet models have different levels of price increase.