Thursday, May 7, 2015

Breitling Navitimer AOPA Limited Edition

In tribute to the legendary 1950s Navitimer AOPA, Breitling has created a 500-piece limited series with the “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association” logo and a chronometer-certified self-winding chronograph.
In 1952, Breitling launched a chronograph that was to become its most emblematic model and one of the great 20thcentury watchmaking classics: the famous Navitimer, with a circular slide rule serving to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation. Won over by this instrument, the world’s largest association of aircraft owners and pilots, founded in 1939 in the United States, chose this model as its official watch. Hence the AOPA logo appearing on the dial of many Navitimers produced during the 1950s and 60s.
A reinterpretation of this historical model, the Navitimer AOPA limited series also bears the logo with its small curved wings on its black dial, as well as on its engraved caseback. In its mission to accompany contemporary aviators, it is powered by a selfwinding movement officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest industry benchmark in terms of precision and reliability.
Technical details
Breitling Caliber 23, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding
High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
25 jewels

1/4th of a second chronograph
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers

Steel, 500-piece limited series
Water resistance to 3 bars
Bidirectional rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 42 mm


Leather, crocodile leather/Navitimer

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