In 1952 Breitling launched the Navitimer. A watch featuring a circular slide rule serving to handle all calculations relating to airborne navigation. The world’s largest association of aircraft owners and pilots, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) chose the Breitling Navitimer as its official timepiece. Throughtout the 1950’s and 1960’s many Navitimers featured the logo of the AOPA. Introducing the new Breitling Navitimer AOPA.
A reinterpretation of this historical model, the Navitimer AOPA has a 42mm stainless steel case. The AOPA logo in gold is placed at the 12 o’clock position. Like the 50’s and 60’s models the watch has the slide rule indicator and chronograph for timing events for up to 12 hours.
It comes on either a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.
Powering the watch is the Breitling Caliber 23 chronograph movement certified by the COSC.
In addition to the AOPA logo on the dial, a larger logo and the letters have been engraved on the caseback along with the edition number. US AOPA members can customize their Navitimer with their name and membership number through Breitling’s website.
This will be a limited edition of 500 pieces. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special commemorative limited edition will go to the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund for AOPA to help create the next generation of pilots.
The watch will retail for US$650 for the calfskin strap version and US$7655 for the steel bracelet version.
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Movement: Breitling Caliber 23, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. 1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar. Case: steel, 500-piece limited series. Resistance to 3 bars. Bidirectional rotating bezel with circular slide rule. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 42 mm. Dial: black. Straps/Bracelet: leather, crocodile leather/Navitimer.