The Breitling Navitimer Replica — introduced in 1952 and distinguished by its signature function, an aviation-inspired circular slide rule bezel — has become a pillar of the Breitling replica watch brand and a favorite of pilots around the world. This year, Breitling Men’s Replica introduces another limited-edition model to the Navitimer family, with an all-new black-and-brown dial and gold-toned hands.
The Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm) Limited Edition has a 46-mm stainless steel case and features a bidirectional bezel inscribed with a circular slide rule, an instrument that enables pilots to make critical calculations such as fuel consumption, distance traveled, and rate of climb/descent. The “Panamerican black” dial, with hollowed-out brown subdials and ringed by an inner bezel in the same brown color, is the product of Breitling’s sophisticated “par épargne” process applied to a silver base. The hands and the winged Breitling logo at 12 o’clock are gold-toned, while the central chronograph sweep-seconds hand is in bright red, balanced by a counterweight shaped like the Breitling “anchor B” emblem. The classical tricompax design includes subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock — for chronograph minutes, chronograph hours, and running seconds, respectively — along with a date window at the 4:30 position.
Inside the case ticks the Breitling Caliber 01, a manufacture movement with automatic winding, an integrated 1/4-second chronograph function, and a 70-plus-hour power reserve. Outfitted with 47 jewels and oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has been, like all Breitling replica watch movements, chronometer-certified by the Swiss testing agency COSC.