Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

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  • Automatic - Blue - Silver Pipsl

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  • Chrono - White - Gold Pips

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  • Chrono - Black - Silver Pips

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    Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

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    I loved the Navitimer 38mm date but it was a bit too small for my wrist. I have also found the 43mm and 46mm traditional chrono versions a bit big, especially the 46mm, and a bit pricey.

    Now the new 41mm has come out I thought it was perfect for me and went into a boutique to have a look.

    When I went in I thought I wanted the blue, but on trying them all on I really love the black 41mm automatic, especially with the gold pips it looks terrific, and the beaded bezel is really gorgeous. The white one is also nice but I think the black contrast wins out.

    I originally wanted a black leather strap, but the bracelet is quite special. I suppose I could get both.

    I made the mistake of trying on the chronograph. It’s really beautiful. Funnily I like the white dial best on the chrono. Firstly it has the lovely gold pips, but also with the added complication of the chronograph, the white space is also easier to see, allows it to breath and looks more vintage and jewellery like. I also really liked the blue, which I think is more businesslike.

    The beaded bezel of the automatic is slightly more special then the slatted one of the chrono, but they are both very nice.

    If I had the money I would definitely buy all three (auto in black and chrono in white and blue) but unfortunately I can’t :(

    On the basis I can only get one, what do you folk think is the best combination of colour and auto/chrono for:
    1. Long term enjoyment & everyday wear
    2. Resale (really not a biggee but just curious on thoughts)
    3. Fun
    4. Talking point (again, not a biggee, but interested in thoughts)
    5. Subtlety (opposite of 4)

    Also for that that have, would love to see photos
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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    Photos! This thread is useless without photos! ;)

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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    classic black chrono with silver. Wear it with everything
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    Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    Black chrono with stainless, hands down. It hits all of your points. Black is versatile and will age well, it's a beautiful understated color but the design is still eye-catching, and the resale value of "standard" color watch makes your possible market much less limited than a brighter color.

    I tried one on also recently and it's a great looking piece.


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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    I prefer the 'classic' navitimer look of chronograph with slide rule bezel with black dial, but you seem to prefer the Blue (which is also really like). So, Black or Blue chrono for me.
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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    I am a huge fan of the Navitimer chrono with blue dial, awesome watch.
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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    The non-chrono "navitimer" is a poser - a figment of Kern's feebled imagination. If it ain't a chronograph, it ain't a Navitimer.
    I like the black dial best, but honestly all the pictured Navitimer chronographs exceptional.
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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    The black dial chrono gets my vote! It's just a classic!
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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    i typically favor chrono watches but the non-chrono in white looks fantastic. i too love the beaded bezel

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    Re: Navitimer 1 41mm - straight or chrono ? Black, white or blue ?

    Black dial chrono allday for me.
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