Whatever your feelings about the size of modern Navitimers (between 43mm and 48mm), the Breitling icon is undoubtedly one of the definitive pilot watches. Developed with and for the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) in the early 1950s, the original reference 806 Navitimer allowed pilots to calculate critical replica watches information, such as speed, flight time, distance and fuel consumption, all at Glance. This new limited edition Navitimer continues in that spirit with some modern updates and a new blue dial.
At the heart of what makes the Navitimer special is the rotating slide rule bezel. This feature was actually introduced to the Breitling Chronomat a full decade before the Navitimer was launched, but it was Breitling's close ties to the AOPA, made official by the association's logo right on the Navitimer's dial, that made it the envy of each squadron. It is this bezel that allows you to quickly and efficiently perform the above calculations right on your wrist. Now for the watch at your fingertips. The Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue is based on the company's latest Navitimer GMT, a 48mm stainless steel model introduced in 2015. It differs from most other modern Navitimers in that it also indicates home time via a hand with the red tip. The GMT complication, first used by Breitling in 1968, was added to the Navitimer line in 2014, but is also currently offered in the Navitimer World, a watch powered by a Valjoux 7750 base movement. The Navitimer GMT, on the other hand part, it is powered by an in-house movement, caliber B04, which is a COSC-certified automatic chronograph with a convenient quick-set function for the hour hand. It also has a 70 hour power reserve.
Aurora Blue is the more colorful version of the GMT. Previously this watch was available with a white face or a black and white panda face which is very reminiscent of the older ref. 806. Blue seems to be a common color for Breitling limited editions. In 2013, Breitling introduced a very similar breitling replica blue dial, also with a subtle sunburst finish, in a limited edition Navitimer 1461. That watch came with a blue leather strap, but this time Breitling has instead opted for a leather strap. rubber matched. The Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue is limited to only 1,000 pieces and is priced at $9,290. For more information, visit the official Breitling website.