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Breitling delights us with the new version of its iconic model
Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45 contains one of the most prestigious complications of the famous brand…
If by any chance we try to make a list of the most desirable clocks of the twentieth century, the 1952 Navitimer model designed for pilots and one of the oldest chronographs still in production will be found on it without much competition. Anyone who has expressed the slightest interest in mechanical watches definitely knows the Breitling brand.
Therefore, we are not surprised that the Swiss brand is constantly visiting the biggest hit they have in their arsenal: “Sixty-five years after Navitimer was launched, it is still perfectly relevant. In our industry, there is a tendency to overuse the word 'icon', but Navitimer is one of the few watches worthy of that uplift, "said brand CEO George Kern.
What is surprising, on the other hand, is the horological complexity that the Breitling brand has achieved with the latest iteration of this model, the Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45. This feature, which gives carriers the ability to measure two times at a time, is difficult to produce, which explains the relative rarity model. Only a handful of watch brands produce rattrapante watches and, as a rule, they are always the most prestigious horological manufactories.
Equipped with a B03 caliber, this model is manufactured in the Breitling Chronometrie workshop. It also features a transparent sapphire back case, which gives us an insight into the operation of the mechanism, which has an energy reserve of seventy hours and a five-year warranty.
The new Rattrapante version, which retails for $ 27,480, comes in a 45mm diameter case made of red gold.
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