Breitling has long been known for its outstanding chronograph watches but is now introducing a unique timepiece with a very special take on one of watchmaking’s grandest complications.
The aesthetically impressive and technically sophisticated Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante 45 Boutique Edition is housed in a big, bold 45-mm stainless-steel case, and is distinguished by a Stratos Gray dial. Its hour markers and hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, which guarantees legibility in all lighting conditions. This eye-catching timepiece also features a bidirectional rotating bezel with the circular slide rule long associated with Breitling’s Navitimer watches.
In addition, there is a subtle refinement to this unique timepiece, with the logo divided between two hands. The B is on the red chronograph hand, while the anchor sits on the split-second hand. As a result, the two elements of the logo are separated when the split-second hand is stopped and reform when the hands realign.
In developing its own split-second chronograph movement, based on its successful Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, Breitling adopted an innovative approach to the Rattrapante, focusing on sturdiness, precision, and reliability while developing a system that ensures optimal performance with a minimum number of components.