For 2014, Breitling makes two small, but important, changes to the already legendary model. First, the Navitimer gets an extra large version. The 46 mm cased model results in a larger timepiece that allows it to be more wearable over a pilot’s jacket and in keeping with some modern wristwatch tastes and trends.
Also, the Navitimer 46mm now includes a transparent case back to showcase the Calibre 01 movement. A limited edition of 200 pieces is also available in red gold.
Second, the Navitimer GMT manages to add a 24 hours second timezone while retaining the patented instrument-inspired busy dial that makes the Navitimer so unique. The additional texts for the 24 hours indices barely intrude on the busy dial; an additional red arrow hand gives quick indication of the hometime at a glance.
The GMT model comes in at a hefty 48 mm and uses the Calibre 04 in-house movement that allows quick adjustments of the hour hand (forward and backward) while traveling. Like the new 46 mm model, this one also includes a transparent case back and comes in a red gold limited edition of 200 pieces.
Finally, like all Breitling watches these new Navitimers are C.O.S.C. certified and can be customized with a variety of strap options such as calf or croco leather, rubber bands with different clasp or tang buckles. There is also a blue dial variation to the two new models. We will be sure to do hands on review of these new models and include prices once we get a chance to handle them live. breitling.com