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.
Key facts and price
Navitimer Automatic 41 Southeast Asia Boutique Edition
Material: Steel with 18k red gold bezel
Water resistance: 30m
Movement: Breitling 17 (ETA 2824)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
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)
For more, visit Breitling.com.
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