Last month, a completely new collection was announced for Breitling – the Navitimer 8. We’re used to seeing iterative designs, or additions to existing collections, of course. Something completely new coming in, though, that’s a different story. This is also the first major launch under their new CEO, Georges Kern. These watches pay homage to the Huit Aviation department the brand had, and comprises five new models. So, let’s see what the Breitling Navitimer 8 has in store for you.
As Victor noted in a recent discussion he and I were having (talking about Baselworld releases), this really seems to be the year of the anniversary. Quite a few brands are celebrating milestones for various watches, and Breitling is another one to join that particular party. For me, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Breitling’s watches. For most of 2their aviation watches (and particularly the chronographs) I simply find the dials to be way too busy, and just not all that good looking. Then there’s the love side of the coin, where they have classic lines and clean looks, all in a well-sorted package. That’s where the recently announced Breitling Superocean Héritage II line up falls for me.