The "new" Navitimer has arrived.

Jun 22, 2022,08:11 AM

I have always been a great fan of the Navitimer and I found the new releases so convincing that I had to add it to the collection...and exchange against the previous version.

Nothing wrong with the previous version but the advantages of this year's release are numerous.

I opted for the 43mm version which to me is the best compromise between wearability and case proportions.

The main advantage is perhaps the noticeably thinner case: 1mm less in height and this includes a now domed sapphire versus the flat sapphire from the predecessor.
The watch sits much better on the wrist and is more comfortable to wear.

The dial is less busy while still retaining the typical Navitimer design.Also the date integration is now less obtrusive as with the previous 4:30 position.
I have chosen the silver reversed panda dial which nicely changes with different light situations : from bright silver to metallic grey. Breitling also proposes some more "modern" colors like mint green or ice blue:attractive yes, but I am not so sure if these will stand the test of time in combination with such a classic icon.

Nice detail : the old Breitling logo is back.

A very attractive feature is the partial brushing of the case which is more true to the tool watch heritage while also adding to the luxurious feel.

The B01 movement performs very well with a daily deviation of less than 1 sec. The use of a skeleton rotor has increased the visual appeal.
To be noted also that the winding action is now much smoother as compared to previous B01 movements and no longer a pain to use.

All in all a very convincing release from Breitling. They modernized and improved their icon in many aspects while at the same time bringing the design again closer to the original 806 reference.

And finally a wrist shot in clouded natural light.

Thanks for looking,

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You should try it!

 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-10:02

Congrats, mon ami.

 By: amanico : June 22nd, 2022-09:05

Thanks a lot!

 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-10:03

Sorry but a Panda has his eyes surrounded by black circles, which in terms makes your watch a Panda dial, while reverse Panda should be black dial and white subdials no ?

 By: montres1 : June 22nd, 2022-09:37
A part from that, even though I am not a huge fan of Navitimers, this new version is quite nice, congrats !

Thanks a lot .

 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-11:51

Cheers !

 By: Ping.Timeout : June 22nd, 2022-12:54

Very nice!

 By: blau : June 22nd, 2022-10:21
I'm going to have to go try one of these on! I've never owned a Breitling

Yes,please try them on.

 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-11:52
You will most probably be very positively surprised.

Thanks for the review

 By: Jari from Finland : June 22nd, 2022-10:25
The watch looks amazing and the size is just right for you. In my opinion it is good that brands also produces moderrnize version of its older classical models.

Thanks,watches can be anchors to beloved moments in our life.

 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-11:57
And the Navitimer is such an icon with 70 years of (sometimes interruped) history.

Agreed! Enjoy yours!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 22nd, 2022-12:30


 By: jlux : June 22nd, 2022-16:25

Well, 50m WR would already make me happy.

 By: jlux : June 23rd, 2022-07:45
But then again, I have no intention nor necessity to go swimming with this watch.