Influence behind the new watches..
These brand new releases by Breitling under new direction are inspired by the Huit Aviation Department which was active during World War II. The Navitimer 8 honors the true Breitling heritage and their huge role in producing chronographic instruments for airplanes and other machines.
Breitling has introduced 5 new watches to their lineup dubbed the Navitimer “8” collection. These watches do look quite different than your typical Breitling Navitimer though. There are 5 new models with a few variants in each model. At first glance, I personally do not like the design and aesthetic of these watches and feel that they tried to go for a semi vintage aesthetic that did not really work out..
Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph
The first addition to the Navitimer series is the B01 8 Navitimer. This watch features the in house mechanical chronograph movement B01. It is COSC certified of course and housed in a 43MM stainless steel case. The watch pictured above is the Blue dial variant in steel but keep in mind the watch does come in a rose gold case as well as a black dial with leather or bracelet. One thing I did take note of is the 100M of water resistance that this watch features which is nice to see as most modern navitimers are only rated at 50M which is generally not safe to submerge in water at all.
Shown above with Black Dial and Stainless Steel Bracelet