Introducing The Breitiling Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition
Breitling has announced that it will be teaming up with MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style. MR PORTER will offer a curated selection of 31 timepieces from Breitling’s iconic product families. The partnership will begin with a special limited edition watch from the new Navitimer 8 collection.
The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition
The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition will be produced in a series limited to 1000 pieces. Its beating heart is the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B01, which has been regarded by experts and enthusiasts alike as one of the world’s finest mechanical watch movements ever since it was created. Like all Breitling watches, the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition is a COSCcertified chronometer.
This timepiece is a study in style, featuring an elegant silver dial and anthracite contrasting chronograph with small seconds subdials. Its cuttingedge movement is visible through a transparent sapphire case back, while a distinctive satinbrushed bezel features indexes and Arabic numerals in addition to its practical pointer. The watch is presented on a brown leather strap. The limited edition will be available exclusively from MR PORTER as of June 4, 2018. From July onwards, it will also be available in Breitling Boutiques and select Breitling retailers around the world.
A Strong Link to Breitling’s Aviation Heritage
The Navitimer 8 collection was inspired by the Huit Aviation Department, which was established by Willy Breitling in 1938. The division’s name was taken from the French word for “eight,” reflecting the need for cockpit instruments of the day to have an eightday power reserve. Even then, Breitling had already established itself as a leader in aviation instruments, a status it maintains to this day. The Navitimer 8 watches recall the design values of the Huit Aviation Department and one of Breitling’s truly iconic pilots’ watches, the Reference 768, whose rotating bezel and distinctive triangular pointer made it a favorite among aviators.
Besides the limited edition, a curated selection of 31 timepieces from across Breitling’s iconic Navitimer, Superocean, Chronomat, and Professional families will also be made available on MR PORTER.
The Breitling Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B01
Diameter: 30 mm
Depth: 7.2 mm
Winder: automatic with dualacting ballbearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: ratchetwheel control, vertical coupling, 30minute and 12hour counter
Display: hour, minute, second, window date
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double antireflective
Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire glass
Bezel: with pointer, bidirectional
Silver with anthracite contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers
SuperLumiNova luminescent numerals and hands
Brown leather strap with pin buckle