BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01
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    BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01


    Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

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    Breitling, famous for its chronographs and its strong link to aviation, has just launched a new pilot’s watch collection: the Navitimer 8. The 8 in its name is a nod to the Huit Aviation Department, which was set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments as well as classic pilot’s watches for civilian and military use. At the time, Willy Breitling chose the name “Huit,” the French word for “eight,” as a reference to the eight-day power reserve offered by its storied cockpit instruments. As a highlight of our new watch line, the Navitimer 8 B01 is presented in stainless steel as well as in 18k red gold, each with the exclusive Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. With those two versions, the manufactory meets all the demands of discerning watch bearers.


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    Movement

    Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor, 346 components, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), COSC-certified chronometer, 70-hour power reserve

    Functions

    Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters, date

    Case

    Stainless steel or 18k red gold, 43 mm diameter, 13.97 mm height, double anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screwed caseback with sapphire glass, screw-locked crown, bi-directional bezel with pointer. Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 bar/330 ft)

    Dial

    Black or blue with contrasting subdials for steel models. Bronze-colored for 18k red gold model

    Bracelet/strap

    Leather with pink buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp for steel models. Brown alligator leather with pin buckle for 18k red gold model




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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

    I liked the classical "busy" navitmier better. Put Oris name on it, smooth the bezel and you won't know the difference.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

    Very sorry to see the loss of the winged logo; it is as much of an icon as the watch itself.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

    The equivalent of a Porsche engine in a Volkswagon, maybe?
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

    The bottle cap bezel makes it look cheap.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Breitling Navitimer 8 B01

    I really really like this one. A lot. The rose gold is gorgeous, although I would never buy a gold watch. I like the blue dial on this chrono better.

    Maybe it depends on your view of Breitling overall. The new Navitimer 8s are the first Breitlings made after 1970 that I'd ever want to buy.

    As for looking cheap, I must admit that the Navitimer 8 DayDate looks a hell of a lot like a Hamilton that's 1/3 the price. I suspect it's better built in the metal, though.

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