A new model from one of the best known collections by Breitling, Navitimer, is a self-winding mechanical timepiece produced in congruence with the high standards of the Swiss watchmaker. It is a traveler’s watch, as it is quite clear from its name, which is supplied with easy legible dual time zone system. Other distinctive traits are its large round case, a characteristic serrated bezel and a chronograph feature.
This timepiece by Breitling is appropriate for all the people who tend to travel a lot, or are in contact with people who live in other time zones, because it includes a GMT function that allows a simple and effortless display of time in the other time zone. This is enabled with the use of a red-tipped GMT hand which rotates once every 24 hours, thus allowing its wearer to distinguish whether it is night or day. A simple look on its dial reveals that this product also involves a slide-rule on its bi-directional bezel that facilitates computations. Additionally, it includes chrono sub-dials (it has small seconds and 30-minute and 12-hour indicators), as well as date aperture. Breitling Navitimer World timepiece thus provides a lot of features. However, this is taking a toll on the overall appearance of its dial, because it makes it look a bit overcrowded.
The beating heart of this model by the Swiss company is its mechanical automatic B 24 Caliber with 25 jewels that runs on the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 42 hours. This movement is based on Valjoux 7754 and has a chronograph function with the accuracy of ¼ of second. The self-winding B 24 is inside a relatively large round case with the diameter of 46 mm and the thickness of 15.5 mm. Two possible choices for the material of the case are stainless steel and 18 K rose gold. The back of the case is solid and screwed in, and has engraving that provides information about the time zones of the major cities across the world.
Breitling decided to allow the potential buyers of Navitimer World timepiece to choose among black, blue or silver dial. As it is always the case with the products by the Swiss company, the face of the watch is protected with cambered and glare-proof sapphire crystal. It is possible to pair up this model with a seven-row Navitimer stainless steel bracelet or with a leather strap in various colors. For improved functionality, this watch also includes water resistance of 30 m.