Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel

The Breitling Navitimer 46 replica, the larger version of the brand’s iconic Navitimer pilot’s chronograph, is now available in a Blacksteel edition with several new features.

The 46mm case of the Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel has a satin-brushed finish and a highly resistant carbon-based treatment that gives it its ebony appearance. Like all Breitling Navitimers since the 1952 original, this watch features a rotating circular slide rule bezel, which can be used for airborne navigation. Unlike the classic Navitimer model, however, this one has two, rather than three, subdials — a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The sterling silver-base dial resembles a cockpit instrument panel, with judiciously placed red accents, including the central sweep-seconds chronograph hand and subdial hands.
Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel
The watch contains Breitling’s in-house Caliber 01, a self-winding, COSC chronometer-certified movement with an integrated 1/4-second chronograph function, a high frequency (28,800 vph), and a 70-hour power reserve. The movement, whose winding rotor has been blackened to match the case, is visible beneath a sapphire caseback. The case is water-resistant to 30 meters and has a curved sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both surfaces, over the dial. The other new element setting this new Navitimer apart from its predecessors is the black rubber strap, which bears an aircraft tire-tread pattern; this strap style will now be an option on all Breitling Navitimer watches.


Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks for Divers

Breitling Caliber 01, launched in 2009, and incorporated the improved version in a limited-edition (100 pieces) watch called the replica Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks. (Chronoworks is the R & D department at Breitling that made the improvements.)
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks for Divers
The new movement, Caliber 01 Chronoworks, has a power reserve of 100 hours, compared to 70 hours for the original movement. Breitling achieved this increase by making a bevy of changes aimed at reducing friction and eliminating unnecessary weight in the movement components. Like the original 01, the new version is certified by COSC.

The changes included incorporating a baseplate and gear-train bridges made of high-tech ceramic. The gear arbors can pivot directly in the baseplate and arbor holes without any loss of energy and without lubrication, Breitling says. The company also makes the center wheel, third wheel and fourth wheel out of silicon so that they will be lighter and therefore easier to set in motion. The escape wheel and lever are also made of silicon. The watch is 46 mm in diameter. It has a matte ceramic case with a transparent caseback and is water resistant to 100 meters