Breitling announced their latest collection inspired by the Huit Aviation Department. The brand's legacy but their role is not only honored by the Navitimer 8 in constructing instruments that are chronographic.
Historical Effect of the Navitimer 8
The Huit Aviation Department worked only on the chronographs for aircraft and was set up in 1938.
Each of the tools went through a series of challenges before assessing the precision including extreme temperatures and vibrations. As a result of this testing aviators were attracted to the chronographs.
The new set is inspired by the design of these on board clocks. This inspiration is found in the dials and bezels. The pilot's watch Reference 768 with rotating bezel and triangular pointer has affected the design of these brand new watches.
The instances of those watches feature the normal notches on the bezel, found across the Breitling collection. A sporty elegance is from the design with the way the lugs are formed along with the blend of polishing. Inspiration is taken by the typography on the dial . Surrounding the dial on the railway minute track you'll spot triangles referencing early models from Breitling.
Each new model is water resistant to 100m using a bi-directional rotating bezel. Based on movement and the model, these watches will have a power reserve ranging from 40 to 70 hours. These watches boast readability and functionality in design.