The Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38
March 21, 2018
For more than 65 years, the Breitling Navitimer has been the world’s most highly regarded pilot’s watch. The Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 is perfectly positioned to attract a new set of enthusiasts to this horological icon.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 is part of a legendary watch family, but it has its own personality, harking back to the 1950s when Breitling introduced the Reference 66, a three-hand Navitimer. There are no chronograph subdials, so its dial is refreshingly clean. With a 38 millimeter case, it is perfectly sized both for men who prefer smaller watches and for the many women who, over the years, have asked us to create a Navitimer with a smaller diameter.
This new member of the Navitimer family features a newly designed beaded and ratcheted bidirectional bezel, lending this timepiece a distinctly elegant look. Its easy-to-master aviation slide rule has long been associated with Breitling’s Navitimer.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 has a date window at 6 o’clock, with a matching date disc and a red-tipped second hand that offers maximum readability.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 features a stainless-steel case, a bidirectional stainless-steel bezel, and a screwed caseback, and comes with either a black or blue dial and matching alligator leather straps. This model is also avail- able with a silver dial in a stainless-steel version, with a luxurious 18 k red gold bezel and a brown alligator leather strap.
A Breitling Caliber 17 powers the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38. With its dual-acting ball-bearing rotor, it offers at least 40 hours of power reserve and is COSC-certified.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38, with its Navitimer pedigree, its 38 millimeter case, and its aesthetic brilliance, is certain to make one of the world’s most admired watch families popular with a new audience.