In the past, it was very easy to buy Breitling Breitling. If it is not Superocean or Bentley, the orthodox flight watch is basically divided into two major families, Chronomat and Navitimer, although it is further subdivided into Avenger and Montbrillant. These relatively small series, but the design can still be roughly classified into these two categories, the selection is not complicated, but in recent years, both the new Chronoliner, Transocean is also booming, these escaped the two families The basic design styles make Breitling’s products more colorful, but the choice also makes people a lot of headaches.
Feature one: standard style of solid bottom cover
Having said that, Navitimer still has an immovable popularity in the brand, especially for old-school players. Today, its ring slide on the outer circle of the disk is still one of Breitling’s most symbolic features. The current Navitimer 01 was launched in 2011 and is also the beginning of this series officially equipped with the brand’s own movement; the emphasis on ‘formal’ is because earlier in 2010, the Navitimer equipped with the B01 movement was once produced in a limited edition. It did not become a permanent product until 2011. Except for some minor differences, the biggest difference between the two is that the limited edition uses a transparent bottom cover. This is for Breitling, which has not been easy to show people by the movement. It is very attractive-not to mention the homemade movement, but it is conceivable that this version was sold out early. Now if you start through conventional channels, the navytimer 01 is the most standard option. .
Breitling can see a lot of things through the date window. For example, whether it is equipped with a homemade movement can be judged from the font of the date. However, there are several exceptions to this in 2016. In addition, the limited edition date of the transparent bottom cover was Black on white, this is also a small Tip
Feature two: The lower three-eye face plate looks stable
Navitimer is mainly equipped with ETA 7750 in the era of universal movements, but the configuration of the face plate has 7750 native left three eyes and modified lower three eyes. The left three eyes are the main features of 7750. Although many people think it is a bit visually aside, due to its high popularity, it has also become a unique charm to a certain extent, especially for the older generation. Breitling players are even more important memories. In the early years, Japan also re-issued a limited edition of 7750. However, in any case, the lower three eyes are indeed the most stable configuration in terms of surface pattern, as is the original Navitimer. To put it in terms, the current Navitimer 01 is still the highest peak of Navitimer.
If you have a chance to see the early aerospace tools, you will find that the so-called flying slider is actually long and straight. The slider on our familiar watch actually changed it to a ring design, and it was implemented by NASA until the 1960s. This calculation method is still used in space missions
Feature 3: Two sizes are available
At present, Navitimer 01 is available in 43 and 46mm sizes. I would like to particularly praise the precision of Breitling designers in terms of size. If 42mm is used as a modern watch diameter, 43mm seems to be slightly larger, but even if the wrist is thin It still feels moderate, on the other hand, the 46mm is also equipped with the B01 movement, but the face plate configuration is hardly noticeable if the sub-face plate is moved closer to the center, which means that it is of two sizes. They are all done properly, which is especially rare in the current market.
The Navitimer’s lugs are considered to be long and narrow, but even with a slightly larger diameter such as 43mm, they are still close to hand when actually worn. The design of the case lugs is quite simple. The cut lines are also one of the characteristics of the Navitimer lugs, and the excellence of Breitling’s metalworking is also evident.
Stainless steel material / B01 self-winding movement / hour, minute, small second, date display / chronograph function / COSC Observatory certification / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 43mm / reference price: 60,000 RMB