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Breitling | Altitude flight


Ever since the first Navitimer was unveiled in 1952, Breitling’s original pilot’s watch has been loved by aviators and trend-setters alike. To mark this icon’s 70th birthday, Breitling and Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) have come together to launch the Navitimer B01 Swiss Limited Edition. The collection is a 700-piece limited edition exclusively available on board selected Swiss long-haul flights.

The Navitimer B01 Swiss Limited Edition retains the characteristic design of its iconic predecessor – and puts its own unique spin on it. Its simple anthracite dial with black chronograph counters serves as the perfect foil for the red accents, evoking Swiss’ typical scarlet hue, while a plane decorates the central seconds hand. The Swiss logo is engraved on the reverse of the watch, along with “One of 700” to indicate the limited-edition series. The open caseback, exposing the COSC-certified Manufacture Caliber 01, features a design based on the turbine engine of a Boeing 777-300ER. The watch movement developed and manufactured by Breitlig comes with a five-year guarantee. It has an impressive power reserve of more than 70 hours.

Various models of this iconic Breitling watch have been released since it was originally launched 70 years ago – but the new Navitimer offers a winning combination of traditional characteristics and cutting-edge improvements further refining the design. A leveled slide rule and domed glass give the impression of a slimmer profile, while the interplay between polished and brushed metal components provides just the right amount of subtle shimmer.

Breitling has been the official onboard timekeeper at Swiss since 2016. The Swiss roots and long tradition the two brands share are the foundation of this successful alliance between two partners united by a passion for aviation as well as an unwavering commitment to quality and precision. As of this year, Breitling has also been supporting Swiss’ efforts towards CO2- neutrality in aviation. The purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all Swiss-operated flights for Breitling employees cuts emissions substantially and underlines their shared commitment to sustainability. 

Published on 2022-12-27