Few things catch the eye of the DiscerningGent.com more than a classic timepiece and this is certainly one of them. Launched back in 1952, the Breitling Navitimer established itself as a perpetual favourite on the wrists and style preferences of men ever since. It’s easy to see why too. Introduced this time round as a 1,000-piece limited edition, the slick dark gray and black combination is highly alluring, not just to the owner but those around him too.
The Navitimer has held a few appearances over the last 60 years and certain elements remain the same – a chronograph watch with a distinct Breitling caliber movement embodying masculinity at every level. The Navitimer 01 carries on that tradition with a slick dark gray dial in a sunburst brushed finish subtly offset by black counters.
Powered by the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, this features as the engine of the beast , driving the chronometer to peerless precision and reliability. Another nice touch is the oscillating weight which is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback.
The Navitimer 01 is available with a steel bracelet, or leather or crocodile leather in various colours if that is your preference. A 43mm case that also features a rotating bezel with circular slide rule. If the temptation has not griped you yet, now is the time to take the plunge with a Navitimer. Even if this isn’t you’re first, you can ever have too many timepieces in your collection.
RRP from £5,600, Breitling