Breitling, has decided to make another iteration of its famed Navitimer 01 replica model. The new Breitling Navitimer 01 limited edition which is restricted to 1,000 pieces features a strong masculine presence and comes with a grey and black dial in the combination with a steel housing.
Whilst the flagship model famously has a reverse panda dial (black dial with white or silver sub-dials), this version has a deep grey sunburst finish dial with black sub-dials.
You might imagine the contrast of this masculine palette proving somewhat difficult to read, but that is not the case.
At 43mm, this limited edition is at the smaller end of the Navitimer scale, which runs from 42mm and 43mm to 46mm, all the way up to 48mm cases. Breitling’s movement dimensions prevent the mens Breitling Navitimer 01 grey copy watches going any smaller than 42mm, so we’re unlikely to see Breitling following recent trends for downsized cases.
The white markings on the circular aviation slide rule, the calendar, the 1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials are all very legible.
The COSC-certified Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01 – the first in-house movement Breitling released – is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, complete with a black-coated oscillating weight.
The cambered sapphire glass has been glareproofed on both sides, and the watch is water resistant to 30m.
As far as limited editions go, it’s not too limited – 1,000 pieces grey dial Breitling Navitimer 01 replicas will be released at the end of January.
For more information on Breitling.com