This is a special all-matte black limited edition of the Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm that is available at Hamilton Jewelers and a few other select U.S. watch retailers.

The 46 mm x 14.50 mm stainless steel case has a completely matte black finish. Everything from the dial to the bezel to the case and caseback is all matte black.

Inside, is Breitling’s 47 jewel COSC-certified in-house caliber B01 automatic movement which beats 4Hz and has a 70-hour power reserve. The chronograph has 1/4th of a second accuracy that, indicated via the red central second chronograph hand and the innermost chapter ring. The outer two rings are for the slide rule calculations.

Breitling Navitimer 01 Matte Black Special Edition

On the dial, there are triple subdials, two for the chronograph (30-minutes and 12-hours), and one for the running seconds. The date is indicated at a 45-degree angle between 4 and 5 o’clock. The Breitling Navitimer 01 Matte Black Special Edition 46 mm comes on a rubber Navitimer strap and is limited to 50 pieces.

Verdict

Breitling’s Navitimier is their most recognizable collection, and also one of its most desirable. This limited edition watch is large at 46 mm in diameter — and really stands out in all-black — but that’s the point.

Breitling Navitimer 46mm All-Black caseback

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

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