This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Breitling Navitimer, a watch that carved a new path for the pilot watch genre, and has become something of a symbol of consistency over the generations. The next chapter of the Navitimer story begins this week with the launch of a new collection that takes the watch in a few new directions, all without losing sight of the original formula. These are still instantly recognizable as Navitimers, but now, you’ll have more colors and case sizes to choose from than ever before.
The Navitimer heritage has been preserved with the new models, behind the slick new colors and cases you’ll find the familiar look of the slide rule and chronograph, and they’ve even brought the AOPA wings back up to 12 o’clock. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has recognized the design as its official timepiece since 1954, 2 years after its initial appearance.