The Breitling Navitimer was destined to become a reliable and multi-functional wrist instrument for pilots. The brand's watchmakers equipped the Navitimer with a specially-developed built-in 'navigation-computer'. It represented a circular slide-rule that allowed to make all the necessary calculations for the flight plan.
The Navitimer was chosen to become the official timepiece of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the largest association of pilots in the world. Today the Breitling Navitimer enjoys a prestigious status of a cult object highly appreciated for its modern spirit, ultra-functionality and timeless appeal. The Breitling Navitimer models that followed the celebrated '806' model launched in 1952 have inherited its spirit and distinctive form.
The Breitling Navitimer Heritage has maintained the traditions set by the authentic Navitimer chronograph for aviators developed in the fifties. The Breitling watch-makers opted for a slightly larger size of case than the one of the original Navitimer model. The peculiarity of the Breitling Navitimer Heritage is the bracelet integrated within the case.
The timepiece incorporated one more important feature Ц the Flyback mechanism. This additional function allows successive timing operation with no need to stop, return to zero and then start the chronograph again. In other words, the flyback function of the chronograph gives a possibility to stop an ongoing time measurement by simply pressing a button and start a new time measurement at once by releasing the button again.
Only the most sophisticated chronographs for pilots were endowed with the Flyback function. The brand's specialists developed Breitling Caliber 35, a self-winding movement provided with 'very-short-time' totalizers. The totalizers featured 10-minute and 3-hour graduation, thus offering supreme readability of the measured time.
The Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Datora pays tribute to the legendary past of the legendary watch-making brand. The timepiece was suggested by the Breitling Datora watch that became a real bestseller in the 1940-s.
The distinctive peculiarity of the Breitling chronograph watch is its unconventional way of displaying the date.
As a clear proof of mechanical ingenuity, the Breitling watch has the calendar that features both the day and month through special side-by-side apertures found at 12 o'clock. A half-moon center pointer is responsible for indicating the date.
The Breitling Montbrillant Datora provides a wide range of other functions. Consider the following:
- tachometer ( or 1/100-th hour indication)
- indispensable slide-rule
- 24-hour ( or military time)
The watch's case back provides the engraved timezones of the major cities of the world.
Breitling Montbrillant Olympus is one more boldly designed chronograph model based upon the best traditions and exclusive features of the brand. The Montbrillant Olympus was inspired by the Breitling iconic products created in the course of the company's history.
The Breitling watch sports the beaded bezel, a distinctive feature that pays tribute to the first chronograph provided with a slide-rule.
The watch's dial created in a combination of white-black makes the logarithmic scales distinctively stand out against the timekeeping zone.
The case back of the Breitling watch shows a medallion that depicts the factory established by Leon Breitling in 1892 in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The Breitling Montbrillant Olympus is driven by the movement that serves as the best reflection of the brand's well-maintained traditions. The Breitling Caliber 19 represents an extremely complicated movement that comprised 250 components. The mechanism enables measuring of short time intervals and simultaneously indicates the date, the day, the month and phases of the moon. it is programmed to provide all this information with no need for any adjustments during four-year period, that is the whole leap-year cycle.
The creation of the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute coincided in time with the early days of space exploration. At that time the Breitling Company was supplying its timekeeping instruments to the armed services and civil aviation fields.
The Company's specialists decided to face one more challenge - they wanted to create a version of Breitling Navitimer for space-exploring.
As a result, there appeared a robust watch featuring 24-hour dial divisions. When you find yourself in space, you see no difference between day and night time. Keeping this in mind, the watch's designers opted for the dial style to keep the astronauts away from possible confusion between midday and midnight.
Astronauts tested the Breitling Cosmonaut under real-life conditions during orbital flights. The Cosmonaut, the same as the aforementioned Breitling Navitimer Heritage is equipped with a Flyback mechanism.