Breitling Navitimer Super 8 Watch

The design of the Breitling Air Navitimer Super 8 is inspired by the type 637 stopwatch strapped to the thigh by pilots in the 1930s and 1940s. The eye-catching Navitimer Super 8 reproduces the unique practical design elements of the Model 637, which is one of the most eye-catching collections this year. There is a story behind every Breitling watch, and the story of this watch is beyond words.

 
story
   The new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 draws its design inspiration from a Type 637 stopwatch, which was the timepiece instrument indispensable to bomber pilots and crew during World War II. The Navitimer Super 8 can be comfortably worn on the wrist, just like the model 637 at that time was strapped to the pilot’s thigh for easy reading and operation. The crown is located on the left side of the case, and its conspicuous size and position mean that pilots can easily operate even when wearing gloves. Because the 637 stopwatch is strapped to the thigh, the crown is located on the top of the case. The push-buttons can activate up- and down-counting functions, allowing pilots to perform missions accurately.

Huit Aviation Department
   Willy Breitling founded the “Huit Aviation Flight Division” in 1938 to design and manufacture a Model 637 stopwatch. He noted the strict requirements of military and civil aviation. The name of the department, which is the number ‘eight’ in French, is to reflect the eight-day power reserve provided by airborne timing instruments and other instrumentation equipment. Clocks developed by the Huit Aviation Division are popular for their lightweight cases and ease of installation.
   Willie Breitling understands that the working environment of pilots is very harsh and ruthless, and the equipment required is not only very easy to read, but also to show outstanding performance under harsh conditions. The Huit Aviation Flight Department designed a series of challenging tests to prove that the instruments it manufactures, including the Model 637 stopwatch, can cause collisions, vibrations, extreme temperatures and Under the influence of the magnetic field can be entrusted with heavy tasks.

Legendary future
   Today, the 637 stopwatch has become the inspiration for the generous, decisive, and masculine Breitling Navitimer Super 8. The 46 mm diameter is available in titanium or stainless steel. The screw-down case is the same as the case. This striking timepiece comes with a brown Nato leather strap.
   The Navitimer Super 8 has a striking two-way rotating bezel and an oversized 50 mm diameter with bezel. The eye-catching screw-down crown is located on the left side of the case, so even the large size will give the wearer unparalleled comfort.
   The stainless steel dial is black and the titanium dial is military green. Both are equipped with atmospheric luminous Arabic numerals and curved sapphire crystals with anti-glare treatment on both sides.
   The hour and minute hands also have a luminous function, making the Navitimer Super 8 easy to read under any lighting conditions. A compact and practical triangular pointer can be adjusted by rotating the bezel, making it easy to record the elapsed time. At the same time, the watch also has a central seconds hand.
   The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is equipped with a self-made B20 movement, modeled on the MT 5612 movement. It is an automatic movement that is wound by a two-way ball bearing oscillating weight and has a power reserve of more than 70 hours. Water-resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters). Like every Breitling watch, the Navitimer Super 8 is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC).
   As a model of the 21st century precision timepiece that inherits the brand’s tradition, the Navitimer Super 8 is undoubtedly the perfect embodiment of the future of Breitling.
Technical data:
NAVITIMER SUPER 8

Model: AB2040
Movement
Movement: Homemade B20 movement
Diameter: 30.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Winding: Bi-directional ball bearing oscillating weight is automatically wound
Power reserve: more than 70 hours
Swing frequency: 28,800 times per hour or 4 Hz
Display: clock, minutes, seconds
Certification: Official Swiss Observatory (COSC) certification
Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 mm case, 50 mm with bezel
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Water resistance: 3 atmospheres (30 meters)
Table mirror: curved sapphire, anti-glare on both sides
Bottom of the table: sturdy, screw-in
Crown: Screw-in crown
Bezel: Bidirectional rotation
Dial / Hand
black
Super-LumiNova® digital hour markers and hands
Strap
Pin buckle brown Nato leather strap

Model: EB2040
Movement
Movement: Homemade B20 movement
Diameter: 30.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Winding: Bi-directional ball bearing oscillating weight is automatically wound
Power reserve: more than 70 hours
Swing frequency: 28,800 times per hour or 4 Hz
Display: clock, minutes, seconds
Certification: Official Swiss Observatory (COSC) certification
Case
Material: Titanium
Diameter: 46 mm case, 50 mm with bezel
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Water resistance: 3 atmospheres (30 meters)
Table mirror: curved sapphire, anti-glare on both sides
Bottom of the table: sturdy, screw-in
Crown: Screw-in crown
Bezel: Bidirectional rotation
Dial / Hand
ArmyGreen
Super-LumiNova® digital hour markers and hands
Strap
Pin buckle brown Nato leather strap