I have always respected the Breitling Navitimer, but on the list of my personal collection “Must be Classic”, it has never been “historic”. Now, after wearing and reviewing one of the newer Breitling Navitimer 01 watches, I have to say that my opinion on the watch has definitely developed better. I certainly think there is a place in my series with a Breitling Navitimer – Because once you started to understand this series, you will understand why it is so popular, and why Cheap Breitling Replica Watches has been producing an ancient computing device for more than 50 years. Now, if only it is not the pure gold version of Navitimer I fell in love with…
A few years ago, we published an article about the “Top Ten Life Legend Watches”, including the Breitling Navitimer, because it looks beautiful and takes a long time (in some form). Today, the Breitling Navitimer exists in the best form, including the internally built Breitling Replica Watches movement. This special edition of the Breitling Navitimer includes the Breitling Calibre 01 – their most popular internal automatic chronograph (and their first internal movement). Having said that, Breitling offers a dazzling array of Navitimer watches, so picking the right watch can be frightening.
On the Breitling website, Navitimer has eight different model series, each with a series of versions. The 43 mm case of the Breitling Navitimer 01 comes in six different styles (also not including the limited edition), depending on the case, dial and strap options. You can choose this watch in a polished steel case or polished 18k red gold case. Each has a strap or bracelet (yes, a full gold bracelet is available) and some black or brown dial options. Most importantly, you can choose to use these baton hour markers or dials with Arabic numerals. Again, this is just the various current (non-limited edition) models of the Breitling Navitimer 01. This does not include other model series such as Navitimer 01 46mm, Navitimer QP, Navitimer World and Navitimer GMT – each with their own unique elements and sub-species.
This means that if you have been staring at the Breitling Navitimer for a while but have not yet pulled the trigger you will be forgiven because you are not sure what version. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you the Navitimer model that works best for you, but I will help you narrow down the scope based on your needs and tastes. The first step is to determine the size you want because Fake Breitling Watches produces the Navitimer in 42mm, 43mm, 46mm and 48mm wide boxes. From there, you need to figure out if you want an internally made movement, or a Swiss ETA movement that you don’t mind purchasing, and the dial and case material you are looking for.
There is also a fairly wide range of prices, and I believe the Breitling Navitimer world has a steel price of about $6,500 (this model includes the Breitling Calibre 24, which is the basis of the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750), and of course the Navitimer with 18k gold from there. The QP (Perpetual Calendar) is approximately $60,000. Interestingly, the 14-kilver version of the 43-mm-wide Breitling Navitimer 01 on the all-gold bracelet is priced at about $11,000, or about $48,000.
As you can see, Swiss Breitling Watches has achieved great sales success on the handsome Navitimer, but your choice as a consumer is really staggering. For me, the best-looking Navitimer watch has a “panda dial”, which, like this model, has a black surface with a contrasting white small dial. This marks the key element of the “Navitimer Appearance” that I think many consumers are looking for. The Navitimer dial is said to come in a variety of versions, including black, silver, blue and brown.
In fact, this is the second review of the Breitling Navitimer 01 watch we released on aBlogtoWatch. Here, you can read our Max 2012 review of this Breitling Navitimer 01 steel watch, which tells why people who like watches and engineers really want Navitimer. My goal is not to repeat Max’s words, but to talk about Breitling Navitimer 01 from my own perspective. In terms of gold, the feeling of the watch has indeed changed. I really think that this is one of the few luxury watches that can be worn in gold, but in many respects it is still practical, because the Breitling Navitimer is luxurious in many ways. (This is still a bit gorgeous).
Breitling Navitimer’s purpose-driven design is really that it is not a savior of a pretentious timepiece. Nothing in the design is about talent or presentation, and understanding the history of the watch utility allows the pilot to understand why time plus the chronograph and slider ruled baffle are in the hands of the computer. . When the Breitling Navitimer was first introduced in the 1950s, it was very important to have a timepiece with a built-in sliding rule calculator border.
Today, no one uses this feature (in most cases), but they still appear on watches, no one will produce a sliding rule bezel and Breitling Replica, their silky feel and ensure that the accuracy is rotated under your fingers. As a nerd for our watch, here is an aBlogtoWatch article explaining how to use the slide rule baffle (for most people who have never used it). Sliding rules are one of many of these residual but historical features that you can find on a mechanical watch. A simpler example is the tachometer scale used to measure distance, and you will often find it on a chronograph sports watch. Many of these scales are relied upon in the pre-electronic computing era and are still shown as design markers on today’s watches. One can argue that these elements are just more or less useless decorations for today’s standards. I won’t disagree, but I can report that without them, these timepieces don’t feel the same for them.
There is a complete mechanical “tool” on the wrist that, like it should have, has a distinct and romantic romance, with simulated kindness and tactile pleasure. Although the manual chronograph is mixed with the sliding rule calculator bezel on the watch (not to mention the spring-driven tracking time), in today’s data-obsessed world, its analog and digital properties are compared. There is almost no precise value. The information display is more similar to how our own brain perceives reality. Therefore, watches like the Breitling Navitimer, as well as many corresponding watches, have not failed due to lack of modernity and oldness, because we have not yet come up with better things to replace the accessibility of familiar mechanical and electronic machines. .
In my opinion, a series like Breitling Navitimer embodies these ideals, which have long been an important part of watch design. This is really not the attraction of flying and the challenge of becoming a pilot. It’s more about the inherent calculations of being a person, and because of the tools they use, they use nature to go beyond the limits of our own inner feelings.
You may argue that I will delve into the attractiveness of Navitimer or mechanical watches. Perhaps, my level of analysis is deeper than some people, but those who are very capable and intelligent are still addicted to the elaborate previous generation technology, and it is worth considering a lot of considerations (and answers), as far as I am concerned. I am really committed to getting to know the watch we shared!
The 18mm red gold is 43mm wide (14.25mm thick and 30m waterproof), and the fully polished Navitimer casing rarely looks better. At first, I was worried that the black, white and gold colors (with hints of red) might cause the watch palette to be too much color – but not in execution. Despite the obvious dial clutter and a mix of fonts, markers, hands, finishes and tones, the Breitling Navitimer 01 gold medal is also amazing. Some of its best moments are inherently very simple, such as viewing the contrasting small dials (Panda dials) from a distance in the mirror (and seeing how cool they look), and enjoying how the lights play and apply hour markers on the hands. The dial features a gold-plated sapphire crystal dial.
For most people, the “moderate size” of the Centennial Navitimer applies to the right proportions. Make the Navitimer bigger, just like the Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm, and it still looks good but only you have a very large wrist to support the extra size. This is not the type of watch you need to “wear big” because it looks good. You already have a fairly thin bezel to maximize the visible dial size.
Due to the complexity of the dial, the legibility is better than you expected. The general purpose of the embossed auxiliary dial and matte surface (outside the palm and hour markers) keeps the Navitimer in a very practical appearance. Breitling is of course proud of the 18k red gold “B-Wings” logo applied below 12 o’clock. I also like that the date does not interfere with any indicators.
Given the main functional nature of Navitimer, it won’t look like a “blingy” watch, despite its striking features, such as a fully polished case, in this case, rendered in 18K red gold. Steel and gold Navitimer wearers can get along and look together with more or less the same wrist. The gold version just said, “I am a tool watch in my heart, but I have enough money to treat myself as a gold watch, so I did.” Nothing about this type of timepiece feels like showing off, is a cause The project chosen for personal reasons – this is another reason why I think Breitling continues to be successful in the Navitimer series.
The Breitling Calibre 01 movement is a very reliable and powerful automatic chronograph that can be used as an upgraded version of the Navitimer World base model Valjoux 7750. With its classic symmetrical “tri-compax” registration chronograph layout, the 01 movement offers a complete 12-hour chronograph with time and date, maximum power reserve of 70 hours and a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 bph). It is actually a very good looking sport, and unfortunately this version of the Breitling Navitimer 01 has no exhibition case. I have seen other models of Navitimer, the inner movement has a sapphire crystal case, but this is not one of them.
My initial fear of enjoying the Breitling Navitimer was based on the fact that I was worried that I might find that the sliding rules were distracting and useless, and I might think that the dial was not clear enough. I am happy to say that after quite a bit of wear and tear, I don’t think any of these issues will deprive me of the core evaluation of the brand. Although I can’t say that I spend time using sliding rules, I like to turn the smooth bezel, and the dial’s legibility (and illuminator) is surprisingly good. I also stumbled upon the golden print on the black dial on this 18k red gold.
If you can afford a Golden Breitling Navitimer, then if the comments above are attractive to you, then you might be worth a penny. Otherwise, the steel version will work well, and with the internal movement of Breitling, you can get something of historical value from modern packaging, which is still a complete “Bai Ningling product”. It is not for everyone, but the Breitling Navitimer 01 is a well-made, beautiful, masculine timepiece with all the ultimate and historical charm of the fashion brand you can claim, stylish, sexy and cool. Breitling Navitimer 01 reference. RB012012 | BA49 | 435X | R20BA.1 18k red gold is priced at $20,805.