The Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 Is As Fly As You Would Expect

24 July 2019
Breitling, Watches, Pilot watch
Images: Breitling
A limited edition pilot watch, there are only 250 pieces available in the Middle East

When forming a respectable watch collection, there’s little doubt that a pilot’s watch should be part of your go-to list. And while there aren’t too many more iconic than the Breitling Naivtimer, throw in a limited edition run and you’ve got the makings of a classic.

There have only been 250 pieces of the Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 Limited Edition released in the Middle East, which means that you’ll need to quick if you’d like to get your hands on a watch with 67 years of flight experience behind it.

Breitling navitimer

There’s just something reassuring about the Breitling aesthetic. The familiar circular slide rule, the distinctive beaded bidirectional bezel, add the 41-millimeter stainless-steel case and clean three-hand dial and you have a stylish addition to your horological style. And let’s be honest, what better time to incorporate a pilot into your collection than during your summer travels?

“The new Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is an ideal companion for our Middle East cosmopolitan travellers,” said Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East Managing Director. “With its green dial, it has a fresh, contemporary look whilst drawing inspiration from the iconic Navitimer Ref. 806 and the Reference 66, a three-handed Navitimer we launched back in the 1950s.”

When it comes to the details, the hour markers, as well as the hour and minute hands, are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that ensures easy reading in all lighting conditions, while it also features a red-tipped central seconds hand, and a date window at the 6 o’clock position on the dial.

Breitling navitimer

The release comes at a rather fitting time for those interested in pilot style. Following last week’s confirmation at San Diego Comic-Con that Top Gun: Maverick would be the long awaited follow up to everybody’s favourite Tom Cruise movie.

Align it with a battered leather jacket, mirrored aviators and the Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 Limited Edition could be your most fly style addition of the summer.