Breitling Navitimer Super 8, Inspired by a WWII Stopwatch

By rolex
June 16, 2021
3 min read

We just acquainted with you the new Navitimer 1 Automatic , a clean, truly applicable and more modest piece in the assortment. That’s not all the brand will have at Baselworld 2018. Breitling will likewise take a gander at the opposite side of the reach, with a genuine instrument piece. Intentionally enormous, appropriately manly and striking, made with toughness and enlivened by a past model of the brand, here is the Breitling Navitimer Super 8.

Background

The new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is propelled by the Reference 637 stopwatch, which was utilized in the Second World War by bomber pilots and groups. This Reference 637 was lashed to the pilots’ thighs, which permitted ideal comprehensibility and usability. The crown was situated on the left half of the case, and its conspicuous size and situating implied that a pilot’s hand – even gloved – could without much of a stretch move it.

Because the Reference 637 was tied to the thigh, the crown was unmistakably situated at the highest point of the case. The pusher was utilized to actuate the check up and tally down capacities that permitted the pilots to execute their missions with exactness. This fairly obscure military reference, made by the Breitling Huit division, is presently the base for another piece in the Navitimer 8 collection.

The Breitling Navitimer Super 8

The new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is enlivened by this monstrous planning instrument however isn’t a duplicate of this antique avionics device. It is above all else a watch that shows the time, and not a stopwatch. It doesn’t highlight whatever other sign that the standard 3 hands – H, M, S. However, regardless of whether you take a gander at the case or the general thought of this watch, it has some solid resemblances.

While the reference 637 was intended to be tied to the aviators’ leggings, the new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is a wristwatch… however one that is willfully large, striking, device ish, tough and exceptionally ensured. The case estimates 46mm, and even goes to 50mm once the larges scores comes in the condition. Indeed, 5 centimeters of watch. Plainly, not a circumspect dress watch. In any case, that’s the objective of this piece, which addresses the highest point of the Navitimer 8 assortment, as such a leader and credible pilot’s watch.

The crown, with it unmistakable shape, is situated at 9 o’clock to offer more comfort when worn on the left wrist. Two forms will be accessible. The first highlights a steel case with dark dial. The second, appeared here, has a titanium case with a military green dial.

The association between this Breitling Navitimer Super 8 and the remainder of the 8 assortment can be seen on the dial. Same hour markers, same hands, same in general style. Enormous, brilliant Arabic numerals and hands make this watch simple to peruse on the whole lighting conditions. The bezel is bi-directional and highlights a red three-sided pointer inside the dial, making it simple to follow passed times.

Inside the strong of the Navitimer Super 8 is the production type B20, in view of the Tudor Caliber MT 5612, a programmed development with select completing, injury by a double acting metal roller rotor. It conveys more than 70 hours of power hold. The watch is water-impervious to 3 bar (30 meters) and, similar to each Breitling, the Navitimer Super 8 is a COSC-affirmed chronometer.

The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is worn on a cowhide NATO tie. Cost and accessibility to be affirmed during Baselworld 2018.  www.breitling.com .