Nearly 70 years ago, in 1952, Breitling Navitimer was launched and still has a status of ideology. The Chronograph of this timepiece was advanced because it could handle all the calculations needed to fly an aircraft. This is why Navitimer has made a huge contribution to Breitling’s reputation for aviation because he was extremely popular with pilots. The renowned slide rule bezel was originally developed for pilots and aviation fans and can still be a mystery to the average watch user but never halted them cherishing the Navitimer. Fans all around the world have gained the Navitimer’s well-proportioned vintage aesthetic, and here are some of the famous actors who are really into this magnificent timepiece.
- David Chappell (Navitimer Steel Yellow Gold Brown Strap)
The Breitling Navitimer in stainless steel and yellow gold watch ref D23322 was aired on TV and big screen as it was worn by the successful American stand-up comedian and actor David Chappell.
The men’s watch has a self-winding automatic officially certified chronometer movement and chronograph function. Its 38, 41, and 43 mm case sizes are made of stainless steel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and 18k yellow gold bidirectional rotating bezel. The brown strap and silver dial with increased baton hour markers and crystalline baton hands, date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock. It also has the Guilloche subsidiary dials for the seconds, 12-hr and 30-min registers, and outer graduations for the telemeter and slide rule was also featured in this timepiece.
- Wilmer Valderrama (Navitimer World Blue Dial Steel)
The 41-year old American actor and producer is a big admirer of Breitling timepieces and has been seen carrying the Navitimer several times. Another thing that makes the Navitimer a more sophisticated and intelligent look perfect for more formal occasions is the stainless steel bracelet.
One of his collections is the Navitimer world blue dial reference A24322. It has a chronograph function and a self-winding automatic chronometer movement. The 46 mm stainless steel case features a screwed-down crown and pushers, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a stainless steel bidirectional revolving slide-rule bezel. Its blue dial with a tachymeter scale and a stainless steel bracelet is also attributed to this timepiece.
- Jerry Seinfeld (Navitimer 01 Black Dial Steel)
For decades, the 66-year-old American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld has been a Breitling fan. Among his Breitling collections, the Navitimer is the one that outshines everybody on his taste. The Navitimer 01 in black dial and steel reference AB0120 was even worn by him in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, his latest Netflix series.
The model has a chronograph function and an automatic self-winding certified chronometer movement. Its 43 mm case featured a stainless steel screw-down crown and pushers, with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and stainless steel bidirectional rotating reeded slide-rule pilot bezel. It has a black dial and a black leather strap with stainless steel tang buckle, perfectly symbolizing power, strength, and elegance.
- John Travolta (Navitimer 01 Blue Dial)
Greatly known for his movies Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, John Travolta, aside from being a box-office actor is a skilled pilot. At 22, he obtained his license and continues to fly occasionally, also owning a property with an exclusive runway. With its ability and skills in navigation and acting, John is an ideal choice for Breitling, particularly the respectably outstanding aviation timepiece.
Breitling Navitimer 01 in blue dial reference AB01274A/CA14 is one of his most favored models. The limited-edition watch is in a 46 mm stainless steel case and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with the transparent exhibition skeleton case back. Its dial features an elegant Aurora blue dial with a tachymeter scale, and its bracelet is in a blue rubber strap with stainless steel deployant buckle.
- Song Joong-Ki (Navitimer 01 Steel Black Dial)
One of the hottest South Korean actors, Song Joong-Ki, famously known for his Netflix series Descendants of the Sun, playing the lead role of Korean Special Forces Captain Yoo Shi Jin was spotted carrying a Breitling’s Navitimer watch together with his army uniform on the said show.
The watch is mechanically self-winding with a power reserve of 70 hours, has 47 jewels, and a chronograph functions. Its stainless steel screwed in 43 mm case is made of red gold, glare-proofed cambered sapphire crystal, and a bidirectional slide rule bezel that has a water-resistance of up to 3 bars. The 22/20 mm leather bracelet and the dial are both in black.
In A Nutshell
Breitling Navitimer is one of the most distinctive, or should we tell, the most distinctive model Breitling ever produced. The quality of this watch can also be proved by an American naval officer and aviator, Scott Carpenter, who orbited the Earth three times aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962 wearing a Navitimer watch. It is the first wrist chronograph to travel in space, and it is a legendary experience for the company.