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Watch model highlight: The Breitling Navitimer

The Breitling Navitimer

Breitling is a watch brand dedicated to pilots. The Breitling Navitimer is probably their most iconic model ever made. This epic aviator watch has a chronograph with an integrated flight computer. As Breitling made this model for pilots it is even used as official equipment by many Air Forces. This little piece of technical art is also worn by famous actor John Travolta as he owns a Boeing 707 and a Bombardier Challenger 601.

The Breitling Navitimer

The birth of the Navitimer

The Navitimer is a perfect evolution of the Chronomat which was produced for the first time in 1942. The Chronomat had a typical slide rule bezel and it was optimized so they could use it in the Navitimer. This world-famous bezel  is used for what it’s made for, calculating complicated operations without the use of any other tool. Because of this sophisticated bezel, pilots could make calculations when planning a flight like airspeed, rate/time of climb/descent, flight time, distance and fuel consumption.