Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 self-winding automatic watch, features a 46mm 18k Red Gold case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a silver dial on an alligator leather strap with a folding clasp. Functions include chronograph, column wheel, date, hour, minute, second, chronometer. The watch has a 30m water resistance.
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 self-winding automatic watch, features a 46mm 18k Red Gold case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a silver dial on an alligator leather strap with a folding clasp. Functions include chronograph, column wheel, date, hour, minute, second, chronometer. The watch has a 30m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our newly renovated Yamron Jewelers Boutique at the Waterside Shops In Naples, FL.
Breitling’s iconic pilot’s chronograph – for the journey. In 1952, Willy Breitling developed a wrist-worn chronograph with a circular slide rule that would allow pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations. Two years later, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced the design as its official timepiece. The “navigation timer” – or Navitimer – was born. The AOPA was (and remains) the largest pilots’ club in the world, counting nearly every US aviator among its ranks
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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