Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute self-winding automatic watch, features a 41mm Stainless steel & platinum case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a black dial on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. Functions include Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, 24 hour display. The watch has a 30m water resistance.
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Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute self-winding automatic watch, features a 41mm Stainless steel & platinum case with a bi-directional slide rule rotating bezel surrounding a black dial on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. Functions include Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, 24 hour display. The watch has a 30m water resistance. Try on and enjoy this Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 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 – fit for space travel. By the early 1960s, Breitling’s Navitimer, with its circular slide rule for performing in-flight calculations, had become the undisputed pilots’ watch. But in the era of the Space Race, another competition was quietly underway, this time between watchmakers vying to be the first on astronauts’ wrists. Breitling showed its chops in the air once again, officially becoming the first Swiss wrist-worn chronograph in space on May 24th, 1962, when Scott Carpenter blasted off in the Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft wearing the Navitimer Cosmonaute.
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
Sapphire Crystal Case Back
Platinum, Stainless Steel