Breitling is under the spotlight with the women’s version of the aviation legend Navitimer model family, which stands out with its new 35mm diameter case.
We would not be wrong to say that the Navitimer is the signature model family for Breitling. Considered as the cornerstone of the brand’s aviation-themed designs, Navitimer is among the iconic models of the watch world today. The collection, known only for men’s models until 2018, started to include women’s models with 38mm versions introduced in the same year. The new Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 model family introduced this year with a variety of case, dial, and strap options takes the feminine interpretation of the brand’s iconic model to the next level. The model we have chosen for you from the new series dazzles with its stainless steel/rose gold combination and mother-of-pearl dial.
The new model comes in a case measuring 35mm in diameter and 9.92mm in height. According to Breitling, the 38mm diameter Navitimer model family introduced in 2018 is also a women’s collection. However, it is worth noting that the 35mm diameter measurement looks much more like a women’s watch. The case comes with an 18K rose gold bezel following the Two-Tone concept. On the other hand, leaving the crown in stainless steel is a bit against this concept. The case features an AR-coated, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a Breitling signed solid case back at the rear. Let us remind you that the case is water-resistant to 30 meters only.
For the dial of the model, it is possible to say that it is the only feminine component of the model, after the 35mm diameter. The dial comes with a mother-of-pearl background. Accompanied by pink gold-tone details following the bicolor concept, the dial features diamond-set hour markers as well. The red-tipped second hand and the red details used on the internal scale, which is a Navitimer classic, are the elements that remain true to the DNA of the model and add integrity to the design. Finally, the absence of a date window combines the striking beauty of the dial with perfect symmetry.
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 Collection comes to life with the brand’s Caliber 17 movement. 25-jewels C.O.S.C. certified automatic movement operates at a frequency of 4Hz (28.800vph) and offers 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
The version we selected for the review comes with a metal bracelet made of 18K rose gold and stainless steel components, in line with the concept. In the Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 Collection, which has already reached sales points, there are five more versions offering different case, dial, and strap options.