The Genchen-based watchmaker has enriched its offer of watches with new styles for two of its models. Both of the newcomers are supplied with chronographs and the second time zone indications Moreover, they are also quite chunky. The new clothing was provided for Navitimer GMT which is now available with a new blue face, as well as for recently established Chronoliner piece which is now available in a blacksteel livery.
Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue
The new blue model stems from the famed Navitimer series which has been around for about seven decades. This precise model in the collection of wrist instruments for pilots is supplied with self-winding chrono Caliber B 04. The automatic caliber supplies the piece with a GMT hand that shows the time in the second time zone in a 24-hour format. Additionally, it possesses the extended power reserve that lasts for 70 hours. Since it is based on an in-house caliber, this watch possesses is more distinguished in the pair of newcomers, but it is also more valuable for the same reason. Another commendable trait of the first novelty is the fact that its Caliber Breitling B 04 can be seen through the transparent section on the back of the case.
Breitling Navitimer GMT comes in a large housing. It has the diameter of 48 mm and the thickness of 15.8 mm. Its pilot’s heritage is hinted with the famous slide rule tool that is featured in the piece.
As of now, the chronograph piece will be available with a new type of dial. It is in the specific shade that the manufacturer calls Aurora Blue. The novel dial has chronograph sub-dials in the same color. The blue face is encircled with a white inner bezel. Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue comes in a stainless steel housing and it is coupled with a blue Navitimer rubber strap.
Previously, the Swiss watchmaker launched this model in steel housing with black and white dials. There is also a limited black-faced edition version of the piece which comes in a red gold housing.
The other novelty comes from the recently introduced Chronoliner collection. Unlike the novelty from the Navitimer series, this one does not come with a proprietary caliber. Instead, it is supplied with Caliber Breitling B 24 which has ETA Valjoux 7754 as its base. It has the same set of complications and it is equipped with a chronograph and a GMT hand, but it has the power reserve that lasts much less, just 42 hours.
The modern aspect of Chronpliner is that it was made with a ceramic bezel in black color. This trait is retained in the new model and it is additionally combined with a housing in blackened steel, instead of regular steel which was the case up to this point. The housing is quite substantial with the width of 46 mm and the thickness of 15.95 mm.
Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel has a completely black dial, with chrono counters that match the shade of the rest of the face. Its all-black theme is continued with the selected attachment. The available types of wristlet for the newcomer are Ocean Classic Blacksteel (mash steel bracelet) and very-similarly looking Rubber Aero Classic.
Prior to the release of Chronoliner Blacksteel version, the only series produced variant of the watch was with a regular steel body and a black dial that featured white chrono counters. There is also an additional limited edition version with the same face which comes in a red gold housing.