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.
THE NAVITIMER SUPER 8
The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 was inspired by the Reference 637, a stopwatch that pilots in the 1930s and 1940s wore strapped to their thighs. The Navitimer Super 8 expresses the distinctive, practical design elements of the Reference 637 in a big, bold wristwatch that is one of the stars of this year’s collection. Every Breitling watch has a tale to tell, but the story behind this one could fill volumes.
THE NAVITIMER 1
Since its release in 1952, the Breitling Navitimer has been one of the world’s most beloved chronographs. With some brilliant additions to its Navitimer 1 family, Breitling is introducing a true watchmaking legend to a whole new generation.
THE SUPEROCEAN HÉRITAGE II
In 2017, Breitling redesigned its Superocean Héritage line to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brand’s legendary diver’s watch. This year, with some remarkable models in a new 44 millimeter case, as well as a 42 millimeter version in gold and stainless steel, the success of this iconic watch family continues to grow.
THE ULTIMATE PILOT’S CHRONOGRAPH, REIMAGINED FOR AIR, LAND, AND SEA
A stunning interpretation of the Chronomat, featuring a satin-brushed case presented on a stainless-steel Pilot bracelet and equipped with the extraordinary Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.
THE BREITLING EXOSPACE B55 YACHTING
With the launch of the Exospace B55 in 2016, a multifunction pilot’s chronograph that enabled a Bluetooth connection to the wearer’s smartphone, Breitling reinforced its clear leadership role in electronic technology for watches. The Exospace B55 Yachting represents the reimagining of an extraordinary timepiece for yachting enthusiasts and other forward-thinking seafaring explorers.