Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition self-winding automatic watch, features a 41mm platinum case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a blue dial on a blue alligator leather strap with a folding clasp. Functions include Chronograph, Calendar/Date, Luminous. The watch has a 30m water resistance.
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Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition self-winding automatic watch, features a 41mm platinum case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a blue dial on a blue alligator leather strap with a folding clasp. Functions include Chronograph, Calendar/Date, Luminous. The watch has a 30m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our newly renovated Yamron Jewelers Boutique at the Waterside Shops In Naples, FL.
The Navitimer 1959 Edition in platinum celebrates Breitling’s most iconic model & most coveted early Navitimer design in its most exclusive execution, limited to 59 pieces. The Navitimer 1959 Edition in platinum features a blue dial with tone-on-tone chronograph counters. Recreating one of the signature elements of the original Navitimer Ref. 806 in 1959, the dial, protected by a highly-domed Plexiglas, is highlighted with a Breitling inscription in capital letters and an unsigned winged logo. In fact, the only concessions to modernity are the water resistance, which has been increased to 3 bar (30 meters), and a hand-applied Super-LumiNova® coating.
Breitling SA was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884.When Léon Breitling died in 1914, the business passed to his son, Gaston, and then to his son, Willy, in 1935. Willy’s children were not interested in pursuing the family business, so the Breitling factory in La Chaux de Fonds closed in December 1978. Willy, already in poor health, died in May 1979.
Ernst Schneider, owner of the Sicura Company in Grenchen, bought the Breitling name from the founding Breitling family in 1979. Production of “Breitling” watches then moved to the Sicura factory, which later changed its name to Montres Breitling AG and then Breitling AG in 1994. The Schneider family retained ownership until April 2017. Ernst’s son, Theodore Schneider, sold the majority stake (80%) in Breitling to CVC Capital Partners for over $870m. Theodore Schneider retained 20% control of Breitling until November 2018, when he sold these remaining 20% to CVC. Historically, Breitling sourced movements from suppliers such as Valjoux, ETA, and Venus rather than producing movements in-house. In 2009 Breitling developed the B01, an in-house self-winding, column wheel chronograph movement, used in the Breitling Chronomat 01 and subsequently Navitimer 01
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