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Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition (Ref. RB0910371B1X1)

The aviation legend Breitling Navitimer’s limited model 1959 Edition carries the brand's characteristic design and heritage to the future generations.


Breitling Navitimer has been known as a milestone among aviation-themed watches since its debut in 1952. Today, with Navitimer 1959 Edition models offered by Breitling, the nostalgic inspirations of the 60s are reinterpreted with today's high technology and presented to the like of watch lovers.


Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition comes in an 18K rose gold case measuring 41mm x 12.86mm. Although these sizes are considered quite large for the era when the original version of the watch was produced, they help to preserve the delicate balance between elegance and sportiness in today's standards.


In the case, plexiglass is used instead of the sapphire crystal that we are used to seeing in modern watches. While plexiglass or mica stands out with its flexible and light structure, it is also known for its low resistance to scratches due to its low surface hardness. Fortunately, it is possible to remove scratches from the highly curved and thick crystal even at home. The model, which offers a waterproof value of 30 meters, features a non-locking crown and chronograph buttons.


The bicolor dial, which made the Breitling Navitimer a watchmaking legend, and its rotating bezel working on the sliding rule principle, were also transferred to the 1959 Edition. Chronograph counters located in sub-dials positioned around the center can exceed the high-tech requirements of a modern pilot's watch. With the help of the numbers lined up around the dial and the rotating bezel, many calculations required for an airplane to fly safely can be made. The tabs around the bezel allow the pilots to grab and rotate the bezel while wearing thick gloves.


Breitling Navitimer 1959 Edition features a hand-wound movement just like the original model. The Caliber B09 inside the model is based on the automatic Caliber B01, which Breitling has used safely in many model families for many years; It has 39 jewels, beats at 28800vph, and offers 70 hours of power reserve.


The model, which is offered with a black calf strap starting from 22mm wide and narrowing to 20mm, and a standard type buckle made of 18k pink gold, is a perfect combination of stylish and sporty presence.


I do not mind using a modern classic expression for the Navitimer 1959 Edition model with rose gold cases, which is limited to 159 pieces only. Navitimer 1959 Edition, which successfully meets the requirements of almost every category required to be among the classics, from brand value to historical importance, from timeless design to high technology, has two more versions as stainless steel and platinum.

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