Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 is a new model for 2020, designed to appeal to women who appreciate the aviation-inspired aesthetics of the 1952 inaugural model.
During the 1930s, Breitling, a company renowned for making chronographs, supplied instruments for both military and civilian use. In addition to making the first onboard chronographs, the brand also made several wrist-worn chronographs for pilots.
Few watches are more synonymous with aviation than the Breitling Navitimer. This model was launched in 1952 and soon became the must-have watch for professional pilots. From the outset, the iconic chronograph featured a rotating bezel, which functioned like a slide rule, proving useful when making various calculations.
While early examples of the Navitimer featured hand-wound movements, many later models incorporated self-winding calibres. For many years Breitling equipped the Navitimer with ETA movements. However, when Breitling produced its Calibre B01, an in-house, fully integrated column wheel movement with vertical coupling, the Navitimer ascended to new heights.
Now, the Swiss company has unveiled a three-hand watch, Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35, designed to appeal to a female audience. Measuring just 35mm in diameter, the watch is equipped with a self-winding movement, the Caliber 17, and comes with COSC certification.
The brand’s press release (April 2020)
Breitling is proud to present the elegant 35 millimetre Navitimer Automatic, designed for women of style, action, and purpose. Reflecting more than 65 years of history, the modern take on the Navitimer Automatic 35 has a distinctly sophisticated personality inspired by some of the most impressive Breitlings of the 1950s. Women who wear the Navitimer Automatic 35 will be wearing a timepiece that not only reflects their unique stylish flair, but also carries on one of watchmaking’s greatest traditions.
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 is the ultimate statement of elegance and the perfect accessory for any occasion, whether it’s a meeting in the boardroom or a weekend getaway. With a choice of colourful dials, a mother-of-pearl dial set with diamonds, and alligator leather straps, these stunning new models have been designed for the cosmopolitan, stylish woman on the go. With a high-performance mechanical movement at its heart and iconic design elements, the Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 writes a new chapter in the history of this collection.
The Navitimer Automatic 35 takes the design inspiration for its striking, sophisticated beaded bezel from the Navitimer Ref. 806. The clean three-hand dial is an affectionate nod to the Ref. 66, which was launched in the 1950s, and its iconic circular slide rule holds a special place in the hearts of Breitling enthusiasts everywhere. The red-tipped second hand contributes to the watch’s excellent legibility.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern is enthusiastic about the new release: “With the Navitimer Automatic 35, we have created a watch that reflects what women have been telling us: They’ve asked for a stylish, smaller Navitimer that doesn’t sacrifice heritage or functionality. It needed to be recreated just for women and suitable for any occasion. With different cases and strap options, we’ve introduced exactly what modern women look for in a watch, even those who may not have previously considered wearing a Breitling.”
A Stylish Selection to Suit Every Taste
The Navitimer Automatic 35 is available in four different versions, each powered by the Breitling Caliber 17, which delivers a power reserve of about 38 hours. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC-certified chronometers, independent confirmation of their precision.
The first is offered with a 35 millimetre stainless-steel case with a choice of a blue dial presented with a blue alligator leather strap, a copper dial with a brown alligator leather strap, or a silver dial with a burgundy alligator leather strap. The straps feature a pin or folding buckle, and each version of the watch is also available on a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet with a folding clasp.
The second version also features a 35 millimetre stainless-steel case with a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers. It has a burgundy alligator leather strap with either a pin or folding buckle and is also available with a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet with a folding clasp.
The Navitimer Automatic 35 is also available as a two-tone watch with a 35 millimetre stainless-steel case and a luxurious 18 k red gold bidirectional rotating bezel. Its white mother-of-pearl dial is highlighted by diamond hour markers, and the watch is presented on a brown alligator leather strap with a pin or folding buckle or a two-tone Navitimer bracelet in stainless steel and 18 k red gold with a folding clasp.
Last but not least is the Navitimer Automatic 35 in 18 k red gold with a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers. This striking watch is delivered with either a brown alligator leather strap with an 18 k red gold pin or folding buckle or an 18 k red gold Navitimer bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
It’s worth noting that there are two additional strap options that can be purchased separately: exotic alligator leather straps in either green or gold brown.
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35: Introducing a Legend to Women around the World
The Navitimer Automatic 35 is a worthy new member of Breitling’s iconic Navitimer family. Perfectly sized and offering a sublime blend of elegance and on-trend style, it is designed for women drawn both to the beauty of the watch and to its unequalled heritage.