Kings of the knurl, Breitling, have announced the availability of the Navitimer 1884 Limited Edition, a sexy black chrono with a 46mm case, day/month window, date hand, as well as a 24-hour register at 9 o’clock.
For your money you get a COSC-certified piece and this model – the black on white – is limited to 1,884 watches so you’d better get down to your local watch shop/pilot store.
Expect to pay about $7,500 for the pleasure of owning this Breitling, which, arguably, isn’t much for a nice COSC-certified chrono with date complications. It’s sexy like a chocolate strawberry, to be sure, and I’m really pleased with the understated dial. It’s a unique piece that may make me like Breitling again.
Caliber Breitling 21
Movement Selfwinding, high frequency
Chronograph 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
Vibration 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel 25 jewels
Calendar Day & month dial aperture, date pointer
Water resistance 3 bars
Bezel Rotating bezel with circular slide rule
Crystal Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides
Diameter 46.00 mm