Watchmaker Breitling has revamped its classic Navitimer model to create a new take on the watch for 2019 that’s available exclusively to customers in the Middle East.
Any watch collector worth their salt knows that Breitling‘s Navitimer model, first released in 1952, has long been one the world’s most esteemed pilot watches. And any such horology aficionados will be pleased to know that the Swiss watchmaker is releasing a new update of the iconic model, the Navitimer 1 Automatic 41, and it will be available exclusively for customers in the Middle East.
Of course the new model from the 1884-established company carries with it the classic features that make the model what it is as well as modern updates, meaning old and new Breitling customers-alike can appreciate the Limited Edition design.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 features Breitling’s familiar circular slide rule and distinctive beaded bidirectional bezel, a 41-millimetre stainless steel case, and a clean three-hand dial. The model is 25.6 millimetres in diameter, 4.6 in depth and features the Breitling Calibre 17. Each Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet), too.
The stainless-steel model is presented on either an alligator strap or on a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet, and the hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova.
While it’s available across the region now, only 250 pieces will be carefully crafted together of the design, meaning time really is of the essence for those keen on adding the pilot’s watch to their collection.
On the launch, Breitling Middle East’s Managing Director Aed Adwan said: “The new Navitimer 1 Automatic 41 is an ideal companion for our Middle East cosmopolitan travellers. 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.”