It does not replace the original NAVITIMER
Launched in 1952, the past Navitimer (we mean until the new Navitimer 8) is a series of chronographs. With the launch of Navitimer 8, the original series was renamed Navitimer 1.
But it is very different from the first NAVITIMER
For starters, the most representative feature of Navitimer 1 is a circular slide rule, which allows pilots to perform all types of calculations related to air navigation, but Navitimer 8 does not. Another small feature but the logo has undergone a major change. Those on Navitimer 8 show a stylized “B” with the fake Breitling name, which is more concise than the old version with a winged logo on the top of the brand and series names.
But this is not a bad thing. Before you get angered, the new Navitimer 8 series offers more of what we expect from the old guard. These watches exude nostalgic charm, and their aesthetic accent refers to the onboard clock of the Whitt Aviation Department, and Breitling’s own vintage pilot watch, reference 768.
This is the way to identify the NAVITIMER 8. You can identify the Navitimer 8 watch by the unidirectional knurled bezel (not as obvious as the Navitimer 1), the triangular minute markers that dot the dial, the retro font on the hour numbers, and the contrast polishing and contrast. The case and bracelet are treated with matte finish. These watches have that kind of friendly, retro appeal-in full synchronization with the current market demand for watches with retro designs.
There are five models to choose from
In addition to the old-school coolness, the Navitimer 8 series also offers a variety of options. There are five models to choose from, covering price and technology range. Starting with a stainless steel three-hand automatic mechanical watch and a date type, the series moves upward through an automatic chronograph, world timer, and internal chronograph.
Get an automatic chronograph
Those who know about watch collections will push you to higher-end products-Navitimer 8 B01, driven by Breitling’s proprietary automatic chronograph movement with column wheels launched in 2009; and Navitimer 8 Unitime, Also equipped with internal movement, automatic movement Calibre B35 with world time function. However, for us, the Navitimer 8 chronograph driven by an automatic chronograph movement based on Valjoux 7750 is a good choice if you are a conservative consumer but still want to participate. This watch will satisfy all your wishes-this watch will make you the first to have the next generation of Breitling watches, while still providing the full set of technical and design qualities of a new series.
Transaction with the number “8”
Although many people would consider this to be Breitling’s unequivocal blink of an eye in the Chinese market (this number sounds like “luck” in the world in Mandarin), the Navitimer 8 nickname is derived from aviation history. The story is that the series was inspired by the Huit Aviation Department, a company founded by Willy Breitling to manufacture aircraft cockpit instruments. Navitimer 8 is so named because 1)’Huit’ is the French word for ‘8’; 2) the company was founded in 1938; 3) the cockpit instruments provided by the Huit Aviation Department are known for their eight-day power reserve.