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Breitling takes to the skies with a limited edition American Airlines Navitimer


Breitling has long done everything it can to remind anyone who’ll listen that they’re the watch of aviators. Whether it’s through Yves Rossy, the jet pack man, or the Breitling Jet Team, the Navitimer is inextricably connected to aviation. So it makes sense for Breitling to collaborate with American Airlines on a limited edition Navitimer

The NAVITIMER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 43 AMERICAN AIRLINES as it’s called is a 43mm chronograph that pays tribute to the history of American Airlines. That may not sound particularly exciting, but there are some good choices supporting this watch.

The dial is largely blue, with white subdials, and alternating white and blue rings for scales at the edges. The 30 minute accumulator subdial has red marking off 5 minute intervals. The bold blue and red match with American’s continued use of color since about 1931.

The back of the watch has the eagle from that earliest 1934 logo, in the blue used in the 1945 and 1967 redesigns.

What’s really wonderful about this watch is this: it’s a modern Breitling movement, with nostalgia for a simpler time, when bold bright blue and a touch of red felt optimistic. I appreciate the use of the old eagle, that you can still find outside LaGuardia airport. It’s from a time when logos could be hand-drawn.

The Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines is 9350 USD. Find out more at Breitling.com.

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