60 years later, Breitling is back with a new space-inspired collection.
The Breitling Navitimer continues its legacy as one of the most iconic models in the watch world, beginning its life as a useful tool for those taking to the sky in aircrafts. While the brand was built off aviation, Breitling really took to the sky aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft on May 24, 1962, during a space mission. After its successful 3-day orbit around the earth on the wrist of astronaut Scott Carpenter, Breitling officially claimed its title as the ‘First Swiss Watch in Space’. Exactly 60-years to the date, Breitling is now proud to announce the release of its all-new Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Collection. The new Breitling Navitimer features a 41mm case design crafted from a blend of stainless steel and platinum, with a complex inner bezel that accurately displays two logarithmic scales. The complex chronograph dial layout showcases the Navitimer Cosmonaute’s hour, minute, second, date-window, and chronograph functions.
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Powering the new B02 Navitimer Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute is Breitling’s in-house B02 mechanical hand-wound movement, which hold an impressive 72-hour power reserve. A sapphire caseback gives owners and enthusiasts a closer look at the inner workings of Brietling’s mechanism, with commemorative engravings on the outer case to pay homage to its 60th Anniversary. Breitling is releasing the limited-edition watch in two unique variations, with an available traditional stainless-steel bracelet or an elegant large-scale black leather strap. The all-new Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Collection is limited to only 362-pieces and is currently available via pre-order starting at $10,800. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.