Breitling Introduces Navitimer 8
Breitling Introduces the New Navitimer 8 At a Star-Studded Event in New York
Breitling, a leader in aviation and aviator’s watches, celebrated the new Navitimer 8 collection at a star-studded event in New York City. Over 300 guests from across the globe were welcomed by Breitling’s new CEO, Georges Kern, and introduced to a stunning new line of pilot’s watches. Lucky attendees were also privy to the first exhibition of vintage Breitling timepieces in North America. The 60 vintage timepieces displayed at the event demonstrated the many horological advancements Breitling has contributed to the timepiece industry throughout their history.
Navitimer 8 pays tribute to the Huit Aviation Department, so named by Willy Breitling in 1938 for the 8-day power reserve offered by their cockpit instruments (“Huit” is the French word for “eight”.)
This new collection of pilot’s watches take much of its inspiration from the Breitling cockpit instruments of the past and from classic vintage Breitling timepieces. The Navitimer 8 Automatic is a perfect example of the brand putting a modern spin on a classic timepiece. The rotating bezel and triangular pointer are directly drawn from iconic Breitling timepieces from the 1930’s and 1940’s.
For the timepiece connoisseur, the Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 is the perfect marriage of technology and beauty. Armed with an in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 movement, it delivers COSC-certified Chronometer Precision and a 70-hour power reserve
The innovative Breitling Navitimer 8 Unitime features a hour hand that can be adjusted with the crown, and is available with either a black or a silver dial.