A Tribute to the Value of Time with the Iconic Breitling Navitimer 1

19. März 2019
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In times of rapidly progressing digitalization and comprehensive connectivity, aren’t we all longing for a little timeout? A break from all the handy gadgets that are meant to make our everyday life easier but ironically tend to have the side effect of causing us chronic shortness of time? As much as I appreciate the benefits of the digital world I know I also need to retreat to the analog every now and then. I’ve learned to worship the true value of time and I like to remind myself of it whenever I lose my inner balance. Therefore I’ve always been fascinated with analog timepieces and the mechanical brilliance comprised into a watch movement that accounts for it’s smooth functioning and preciseness. Put your ear against your watch, and you can literally hear it translating the abstractness of time into little moments of life.

Breitling Navitimer – Timeless Classic and Living Legend

The Breitling Navitimer is arguably the most iconic of all Breitling wristwatches but also one of the most timeless and legendary timepieces there is. It is a twentieth-century classic, that remains popular in the twenty-first century, more than 65 years after it was first launched to meet the needs of a growing commercial and recreational aviation market. Instantly recognizable, this timeless chronograph looks as stylish today as it did when it was first designed, still upholding its historic link to aviation and pilot lifestyle. While Breitling offers a broad range of stunning timepieces their legendary chronographs  keep reminding the world that at the heart of every Breitling watch there is an unmistakable trace of Navitimer DNA.

I still remember when I was a little child, about 25 years ago, when my father and I walked past our local watchmaker and my dad drew my attention towards that strikingly elegant chronograph right in the middle of that shop window as he told me, one day he was going to get one of these beauties. That watch was a Breitling Navitimer and it was was that very moment, the wish of having one of these stylish timepieces on my wrist one day too was incepted, a wish that should take me about 25 years to realize. Today I still look down at my Navitimer 1 with the same admiration. I admire it’s flawless design defined by a perfect mixture of elegance and sportiness, I feel the weight of the movement and value the mechanical finesse that went into creating a timepiece like this and I here the metronomically precise ticking of the watch, that always reminds me of the worth of time.

On the pictures you see me wearing my beloved Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 in steel & black. Like all Breitling chronographs powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 movement it features contrasting subdials. The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®. Each Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 model is waterresistant up to 3 bar (30 meters/100 feet). These outstanding chronographs are equipped with a bidirectional rotating bezel fitted with Breitling’s iconic circular slide rule. For further information about the watch click HERE.

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Watch – Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 – Shop HERE
Jacket – Ami – Shop HERE
Sweater – A.P.C. – Shop HERE
Trousers – Topman – Shop HERE
Shoes – Ami – Shop HERE

Photos by Patrick Langwallner | www.becauseoflight.com


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