The New Navitimer Aviator 8 SWISS Limited Editions

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Breitling has announced the release of two limited-edition watches to celebrate its partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, on witch every flight is present as official onboard timekeeper since 2016

To celebrate its partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, Breitling has introduced two exclusive timepieces: the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition and the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition.
The watches are part of the Breitling Navitimer 8 collection, which was launched successfully last year.

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. Created in-house by Breitling, it has become one of the world’s most admired mechanical watch movements, delivering an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours. The central chronograph second hand features an aircraft-shaped base, which, along with the distinctive transparent sapphire caseback featuring a GE90 turbine engine design, is a reminder of Breitling’s special partnership with SWISS airline.

Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition with black dial and black alligator leather strap
Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition with black dial and black alligator leather strap

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 SWISS Limited Edition is a COSC-certified chrono meter and is being produced in a series limited to 777 pieces – a number that pays homage to the Boeing 777 airliners operated by SWISS.
The chronograph is presented in a 43-millimeter stainless- steel case and features a black dial. Its contrasting small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour chrono graph subdials are an indication of the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 movement inside.
The dial, which features a date window perfectly positioned at 4:30, is clearly legible through a convex sapphire crystal face with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Its hour and minute hands, as well as its Arabic numerals, are coated with Super-LumiNova, which emits a glow that gives the watches a vintage touch and ensures legibility in all lighting conditions.

Transparent sapphire caseback of the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition
Transparent sapphire caseback of the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 SWISS Limited Edition

The Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition

The Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition makes a real style statement. Special features, including the jetliner base on its sweep-second hand and the caseback engraved with an image of a powerful turbine engine, serve to highlight its link to Swiss International Air Lines.

Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition with black dial and brown leather strap
Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition with black dial and brown leather strap

Inside its robust stainless-steel case is the Breitling Caliber 17, which, with its bidirectional rotor winder, delivers more than 40 hours of power reserve. The 41-millimeter chronometer features an eye-catching black dial, while its modern-retro appearance is enhanced by a brown leather strap. The hour and minute hands, as well as the Arabic numerals on the dial, bear a special Super-LumiNova coating that emits a light reminiscent of the luminescent material on earlier watches, lending the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic SWISS Limited Edition an additional touch of vintage style.

Caseback of the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition
Caseback of the Navitimer Aviator 8 Automatic 41 SWISS Limited Edition

This stunning but understated timepiece, like all of Breitling’s watches, is a COSC-certified chronometer. It has been produced in a series limited to 1000 pieces.

As the whole Navitimer 8 collection honors Willy Breitling and his Huit Aviation Department. the new Breitling’s Navitimer Aviator 8 SWISS Limited Edition timepieces also carry on the company’s proud pilot’s watch heritage – and they are also a stunning celebration of Breitling’s partnership with Swiss International Air Lines.

Breitling SWISS Limited Editions

NAVITIMER AVIATOR 8 B01 CHRONOGRAPH 43 SWISS LIMITED EDITION

Reference number: AB01191A1B1P1
WATCH MOVEMENT
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 Diameter: 30 millimeters Depth: 7.2 millimeters Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor Power reserve: at least 70 hours Number of components: 346 Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz Chronograph: ratchet wheel control, vertical coupling, 30-minute and 12hour counters Display: hour, minute, second, window date Certification: COSC-certified
CASE
Material: stainless steel Diameter: 43 millimeters Height: 13.97 millimeters Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters) Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire glass Crown: screw-locked Bezel: with pointer, bidirectional
DIAL/HANDS
Black with silver contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers Super-LumiNova luminescent numerals and hands
STRAP
Black alligator leather strap with pin buckle or folding buckle

 

NAVITIMER AVIATOR 8 AUTOMATIC 41 SWISS LIMITED EDITION

Reference number: A1731S1A1B1X1
WATCH MOVEMENT
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 17 Diameter: 25.6 millimeters Depth: 4.6 millimeters Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor Power reserve: at least 40 hours Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz Display: hour, minute, second, window date Certification: COSC-certified
CASE
Material: stainless steel Diameter: 41 millimeters Height: 10.74 millimeters Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters) Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective Caseback: screwed steel Crown: screw-locked Bezel: with pointer, bidirectional
DIAL/HANDS
Black Super-LumiNova luminescent numerals and hands
STRAP
Brown leather strap with pin buckle or folding buckle