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Breitling Navitimer Airborne

Breitling Navitimer

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The aviator chronograph Navitimer, a further development of the Chronomat, was brought onto the market by Breitling in 1952 and since then has become a well-known and popular watch classic.

In comparison with the Chronomat it has an even more complex bezel with logarithmic, double rotating slide rule scale, with which fuel consumption, rate of climbing or sinking and average speeds can be calculated quickly. At a time when electronics were not as heavily dominating as today, a model with such useful features was greatly appreciated especially by airplane pilots. Therefore in 1952 the Navitimer was officially recommended as pilot's watch by the “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association” (AOPA).

From 1954 until the first half of the year 1955 the calibre Valjoux 72

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portal_watch_models.txt · Last modified: 03.07.2022 15:37 by 127.0.0.1

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