Breitling Introduces the Navitimer Automatic 41 Southeast Asia Edition

Steel and red gold.

The entry-level model in Breitling’s Navitimer line, the Navitimer 41 is a three-hander with date – plus the Navitimer’s trademark circular slide rule bezel. Already available in a variety of guises, it’s now available in a small, 36-piece run for Breitling’s Southeast Asian boutiques, with a blue dial and red gold bezel.

The Navitimer Automatic 41 Southeast Asia Boutique Edition has a 41mm steel case, but dressed up with the rotating bezel in 18k red gold. As with all current Navitimers, the bezel has a “beads of rice” rim, a detail taken from the first generation Navitimer of the 1950s that was later replaced by a more functional knurled edge.

To match the bezel, the hands and hour markers are plated in red gold, while the dial is a deep metallic blue. Though not available on the Navitimer prior to this, the combination is a familiar, having been used by numerous brands in recent years, especially with blue dials being fashionable now.

And the movement inside the Breitling 17, which is a rebadged ETA 2824, a robust, no-frills movement, here with a COSC chronometer certification.

The SE Asia edition is limited to 36 pieces, and not 50 as engraved on the case back of the prototype above

Key facts and price

Navitimer Automatic 41 Southeast Asia Boutique Edition

Diameter: 41mm
Height: 10mm
Material: Steel with 18k red gold bezel
Water resistance: 30m

Movement: Breitling 17 (ETA 2824)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour, or 4Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours

Strap: Blue alligator strap

Limited edition: 36 pieces
Availability: Only at Breitling boutiques in Southeast Asia
Price:9,150 Singapore dollars (equivalent to US$6,750)

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