Breitling Navitimer Super 8

Breitling Navitimer Super 8

The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 was inspired by the Reference 637, a stopwatch that pilots in the 1930s and 1940s wore strapped to their thighs. The Navitimer Super 8 expresses the distinctive, practical design elements of the Reference 637 in a big, bold wristwatch that is one of the stars of this year’s collection. Every Breitling watch has a tale to tell, but the story behind this one could fill volumes.

The backstory

The new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 took its design inspiration from the Reference 637 stopwatch, which was used in the Second World War by bomber pilots and crews. While the Navitimer Super 8 fits comfortably on the wrist, the Reference 637 was strapped to the aviators’ thighs, which allowed optimal readability and ease of use. The crown was located on the left side of the case, and its prominent size and positioning meant that an aviator’s hand – even gloved – could easily maneuver it. Because the Reference 637 was strapped to the thigh, the crown was ideally located at the top of the case. The pusher was used to activate the count-up and count-down functions that allowed the aviators to execute their missions with precision.

 

The legendary future

The Reference 637 also inspired the big, bold, and muscular Breitling Navitimer Super 8.

The 46 millimeter case is available in titanium or stainless steel with a screwed caseback that matches the case metal. The statement-making timepiece is presented on a brown NATO leather strap. With its distinctive bidirectional rotating bezel, the Navitimer Super 8 has a total diameter of 50 millimeters. Thanks to the prominent screw-locked crown positioned on the left side of the case, the watch offers exceptional comfort to wearers in spite of its impressive dimensions. The stainless-steel model has a black dial while the titanium version features a military green dial. Both have large, luminescent Arabic numerals and a convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The hour and minute hands are also luminescent, making the Navitimer Super 8 easy to read in all lighting conditions. An ingenious and practical triangular pointer is adjusted by rotating the bezel, making it particularly easy to track elapsed times. The watch also features a central second hand. At the heart of the Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is the Manufacture Caliber B20, based on the Caliber MT 5612, an automatic movement with exclusive finishing that is wound by a dual-acting ball-bearing rotor. It delivers an impressive power reserve of over 70 hours. The watch is water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters) and, like every Breitling, the Navitimer Super 8 is a COSC-certified chronometer. With a direct link to our heritage and its twenty-first century sophistication, the Navitimer Super 8 is the perfect embodiment of Breitling’s legendary future.

Die Breitling Navitimer Super 8

Reference: AB2040

Watch movement

Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B20
Diameter: 30.8 millimeters
Depth: 6.5 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 46 millimeters for the case and 50 millimeters overall including bezel
Height: 14.4 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional

Dial/Hands

Black
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap

Brown NATO leather strap with pin buckle

Die Breitling Navitimer Super 8

Reference: EB2040

Watch movement

Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B20
Diameter: 30.8 millimeters
Depth: 6.5 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case

Material: titanium
Diameter: 46 millimeters for the case and 50 millimeters overall including bezel
Height: 14.4 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional

Dial/Hands

Military green
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands

Strap

Brown NATO leather strap with pin buckle

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