In near-constant production since its debut in 1952, the watch, affectionately known as the ‘Navi’, takes all the features of a standard pilot’s timepiece—large size, bold and legible styling, enhanced resistance to temperature and pressure changes—and ramps up its abilities with its quintessential rotating slide rule bezel.
Cheap Breitling Replica has perhaps the longest and most fruitful relationship with the world of aviation of all the Swiss brands, and it is one that continues to this day.
The Breitling Navitimer: History
It was Breitling, or rather, Léon’s son Gaston, who developed the first chrono wristwatch with a separate push piece for starts and stops and later, patented the first with two pushers; the top one for the start/stop function and the bottom for the reset, thus laying down the blueprint for virtually every chronograph Breitling Replica Watch for the next 100-years.
The brand’s prowess with mechanical stopwatches brought them to the attention of a completely new, and particularly demanding, type of customer. By the 1930s, aviation was nearing its golden age, and Breitling started supplying high precision cockpit instruments to both civilian and military concerns.
The Navitimer Arrives
The Best Fake Breitling Chronomat had been created as early as 1942, and featured an innovative bezel designed by mathematician Marcel Robert, designed for scientists and engineers. The turnable slide rule with its logarithmic gradations was ideal for performing fast sums, and from there it was only a relatively minor job to adapt it to be an invaluable tool for pilots.
Robert created a new scale using the three most important units for aviation—NAUT for nautical miles, KM for kilometers and STAT for statute miles. Working in conjunction with the High quality replica watches UK chronograph, the newly christened Navitimer and its ‘circular navigation computer’ could be used to calculate essential information such as airspeed, flight time, fuel consumption and climb and descent rates, among others.
The Modern Navitimer Range
But in 2009 Breitling developed their own in-house mechanism, called the Calibre 01. It was a big move for the brand, but it is one which has paid off handsomely.
The COSC-certified movement features a vertical clutch and 70-hour power reserve and can be found in a wide variety of the manufacture’s watches, as well as being supplied to Tudor for their Black Bay Chronograph.
These days, the Breitling Replica Watches UK collection consists of more than 40 models, ranging in size from 35mm unisex pieces up to 46mm examples. You will also find beautifully realized recreations of the debut ref. 806, as well as a host of limited editions.
There’s no doubt that the Breitling Navitimer represents the apex of mechanical pilot’s watch heritage. For nearly 70-years it has set the standard for the genre as a whole, with its innovative, evocative design and genuinely useful complications. As popular now as it has ever been, it is the perfect time to add one to the collection.