With a face both modern and original, the new Breitling Navitimer 1884 limited series combines both modern and historic elements, including the famous 1952 aviation slide rule, and the twin day/month apertures for which the brand was renowned in the 1940s.
Named for the year Léon Breitling, a keen devotee of chronographs and precision instruments, founded the brand, this 1,884-piece limited-edition homage to Breitling’s rich history features user-friendly functions, including a complete calendar displaying the day and the month through twin apertures at 12 o’clock, and the date by means of a central pointer tipped with a moon crescent: a system known as Datora that became a 1940s Breitling bestseller. A self-winding movement certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), housed in a 46mm case, complements an all-black dial that is crafted using the “par épargne” technique on a solid silver base enlivened with red accents.
This new model also features an interesting practical detail in the shape of a 9 o’clock small seconds subdial providing an additional 24-hour “military-time” display much favored by pilots. The bracelet is available in leather, crocodile leather, or black rubber. www.breitling.com