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.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He specializes in reporting on the watch industry and is interested in continually learning about all aspects of watchmaking craftsmanship, history, and design.