Breitling was founded in 1884 and launched the Navitimer in 1952. The wristwatch was marketed as a flight tool capable of assisting the pilot making calculations for a flight plan. A slide rule type device was incorporated around the perimeter of the dial. This provided a useful aid to the pilot when multiplying or dividing numbers.
The ability to process data using this simple integrated device was handy when determining fuel consumption, rates of ascent, descent, average speed or converting distances. The slide rule could even be used to calculate exchange rates when the pilot reached his destination and wanted to know whether dinner represented good value. The pilot could also be confident in the reliability of the Navitimer as it was manufactured by the same company who supplied the clocks fitted to the cockpit he inhabited each working day.
Whilst small modifications have been made over the years, it has changed very little with current models being aesthetically faithful to the original. Introduced in 2003, the Navitimer Chronograph A23322 is the quintessential modern Breitling Navitimer. With a 42mm case, stainless steel slide rule bezel and large dial, the Navitimer is a stylish watch built with aviation and adventure in mind.
This piece is in excellent condition with original strap, full papers and boxes.
Model Number: A24322
Condition: (1) Mint
Condition Detail: Mint condition with full papers and boxes.
Case Width: TBC
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Type: Normal
Lug Width: TBC
Strap Length: TBC
Strap Material: Leather
Complications: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, Chronograph, Date