Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue
September 10, 2016
Aesthetically similar to the Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky that we covered in 2012, the new Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue adds a second timezone and 5 mm to the case diameter.
The Navitimer GMT is powered by automatic caliber B04 which beats at 4Hz, has 47 jewels, and a 70-hour power reserve. In addition to the 2nd time zone, that is indicated by the red arrow tipped central hand, the watch also features a 1/4th of a second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters. A rotating circular slide rule bezel allows for a number of calculations.
The dial, which is protected by a curved sapphire crystal, is dominated by its Aurora Blue sunburst finish in the center, surrounded by an off-white colored flange, and the usual slide rule calculations, chronograph counters and seconds hand, and a 24-hour 2nd time zone indication.
Interestingly the watch is paired with an aircraft tire tread motif in the same hue of blue as the dial. You can also choose from a leather or crocodile strap, and a steel bracelet.
The case is steel and measures 48 mm in diameter. An exhibition caseback allows viewing of the movement. Water-resistance is 30 meters. The Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue will be sold as a limited edition of 1000 pieces.