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Breitling Aviator 8 watches are the new faces of the iconic Breitling pilots’ watches. The brilliant contemporary designs of the Aviator 8 Collection by Breitling incorporates the original design aspects and technical features of the early Navitimer watches.
The Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk collection is a tribute to the famed P-40 Warhawk fighter plane. At the time these iconic aircrafts were being built – between 1938 and 1944 – Breitling’s Huit Aviation Department was also making history with its groundbreaking onboard instruments for the RAF and other air forces.
The Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, the Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk, and the Aviator 8 Automatic 41 Curtiss Warhawk collectively celebrate two true innovators in aviation. Featuring rotating bezel and distinctive triangular pointer, the watches revisit the iconic Reference 768 – one of Breitling’s first pilot watches.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 is a new interpretation of an iconic pilot’s watch. Lacking a slide rule bezel, this line is focused on what’s essential: tracking the time. Top models feature in-house calibers with chronograph or world time functions.
The automatic in-house B01 caliber with a chronograph function ticks away inside the top Navitimer 8 models. Frequent travelers will enjoy the Unitimer variants with world time functions. The Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph represents a more affordable alternative to the watches with in-house movements. It is powered by the Valjoux 7750.
Breitling has gone through more changes in the last couple of years than the weather does during 20 minutes of British summertime. The overhaul has been so radical that I’ve sometimes been afraid to look. After months of therapy, I’m happy to say I’m no longer a heady mixture of furious/incredulous in regard to the Navitimer 8 range being deemed “Navitimers.” What this has enabled me to do is step through the red mist and appreciate the watches for what they are: pretty neat timepieces. The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch may have a mouthful of a name, but it offers an eyeful of treats to make up for it.
The case of the new Aviator 8 model is lifted straight from the existing Navitimer 8 family but treated with a DLC coating. The images make the DLC coating look a little grayer than it might in real life, but it’s important to remember how starkly the underlying surface finish can affect the appearance of color once the metal has been coated. High-polished surfaces look jet black. Vapor-blasted surfaces look more like a charcoal ceramic. Brushed surfaces, as employed on the Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch, land somewhere in between. It’s a great look when teamed with the military green dial. The result is a rugged tool watch that, with a closed and engraved caseback, looks ready for action.
The case is water resistant to 100m. It features a screw-down crown. The sapphire crystal is treated with a double layer of anti-reflective coating. It’s a pleasingly wearable 41mm in diameter and sports a bi-directional bezel decorated with a red triangle. This feature recalls the classic ref. 768 on which this model is based.
Breitling has been scouring the archives of late. There’s no synthesizing heritage, however hard brands try — but try they do, over and over again. In this instance, some bright spark in the Breitling basement has unearthed the fact that Breitling was producing aircraft instruments for the RAF and other air forces at the same time as legendary aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright was producing their most famous plane, the P-40.
At the same time. Wow. If that isn’t cause for a special edition, I don’t know what is.
The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk is a very nice effort, regardless of the flimsy storytelling behind its birth.
The Breitling Caliber 17 powers the Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk. This caliber is COSC-certified, offers a power reserve of 40 hours, and beats at a standard 28,000vph (4Hz). I’m a fan of Breitling’s in-house output. I just wish they had used a display back. Aviation watches needn’t have a closed caseback, and suffice it to say the decoration, however apt, is not particularly exhilarating.
I like the look of this watch. The ham-handed nod toward the synchronicity of Breitling and Curtiss Wright’s contribution to aviation doesn’t really put me off. In fact, I find it kind of endearing. The watch is a great commemoration of huge technological strides made contemporaneously by both companies. Simply put, it looks cool. The design hangs together very well, and the watch would certainly make a fine addition to any collection. And green is bang-on-trend. It’s probably my favorite green watch from Breitling ever (although the chronographs that accompany the release of the three-hander reviewed here might yet surpass it). The price for the Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch
The Navitimer 8 Automatic 41 makes a style statement. It is clearly a direct descendent of Breitling’s legendary watches from the 1930s and 1940s. Inside the steel case with its rotating bezel and pointer is the Breitling Caliber 17. With a bidirectional rotor winder, it delivers more than 40 hours of power reserve. Aviator 8 The watches in the Aviator 8 family are the bold new faces of an iconic collection. They are brilliantly contemporary interpretations of the design DNA and technical features of Breitling
The Breitling Navitimer 8 is a new interpretation of an iconic pilot’s watch. Lacking a slide rule bezel, this line is focused on what’s essential: tracking the time. Top models feature in-house calibers with chronograph or world time functions. The Navitimer 8 is named after Breitling’s “Huit Aviation” department that Breitling had set up in 1938 specifically to design and produce cockpit instruments and “wrist chronographs”
The Navitimer 8 is named after Breitling’s “Huit Aviation” department that Breitling had set up in 1938 specifically to design and produce cockpit instruments and “wrist chronographs” for military use.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 is going to be available in both steel and gold. There are going to be two steel models, with a blue or black dial available on a bracelet or leather strap. The red gold model will have a bronze dial and will only be available in a brown alligator leather strap.
The caseback is a screwed down steel piece and the watch has 100m of water resistance. Keeping with the color schemes in this collection, the steel watch will be available with a blue or black dial on either a bracelet or leather strap. The entire Breitling Navitimer 8 collection will be available Summer 2018.
Inspired by on-board clocks used by pilots, this simple and clean model wisely measures 41mm wide and retains the bi-directional rotating bezel, which has a pointer that can be set to measure time. Using the caliber 17 movement, the Navitimer 8 Automatic operates at 28,800bph with a 40-hour power reserve.
Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph. Next up is the other chronograph in this collection of five new Navitimers, the Navitimer 8 Chronograph.Marketed as the more price-conscious (Breitling’s words, not mine) chronograph, this model uses the less “illustrious” (again, their words not mine) Breitling Caliber 01 movement, which unfortunately for those of us plagued with minds that demand design …
The Breitling Navitimer Aviator 8 SWISS Limited Edition Watches – Building on an Aviation Heritage Among Willy Breitling’s many celebrated achievements was the establishment of the Huit Aviation Department in 1938. He was aware of the strict requirements for military and civil aviation, and the department’s name – the French word for
The Navitimer 8 Automatic 41mm makes a style statement. It is clearly a direct descendent of Breitling’s legendary watches from the 1930s and 1940s. Inside the steel case with its rotating bezel and pointer is the Breitling Caliber 17. With a bidirectional rotor winder, it delivers more than 40 hours of power reserve. The eye-catching dial is available in black or blue.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 is a possible answer to this issue. Smaller, or at least more comfortable on the wrist, less hardcore-aviation-oriented, slightly more modern and more subtle, it is designed (but not only) to gain market share in Asia. In addition to that, the number 8 isn’t completely innocent (8 is a lucky number in China). …
The Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph has a very different profile from most modern Breitling watches. Our first glimpse into the “new” Breitling is the Navitimer 8 collection, launched with much fanfare a few weeks ago, as part of a worldwide road show.
The Breitling Navitimer 8 was initially released in five different models with five different movements. One thing that was immediately striking was that only two of the five were chronographs. Of these, the flagship model boasts Breitling’s acclaimed in-house automatic, the B01, a gorgeous column-wheel vertical clutch with 70 hours of power.
8 Breitling Navitimer Alternatives (Homage & Affordable Watch Options) If you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Details. The Navitimer Collection by luxury watchmaker Breitling is amongst the most sought after timepieces worldwide. The iconic circular slide rule design made it the go-to watch for pilots …
There are five impressive new models just released, the first new Breitling models to be released since Georges Kern left Richemont and became the CEO of Breitling. Navitimer 8 B01. First up is the Navitimer 8 B01, powered by the in-house Caliber 01, this watch boasts an impressive 70-hour power reserve.
Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic Day & A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or different type of bracelet, together with metal bands, leather-based straps, or some other form of bracelet. A pocket watch is designed for an individual …
That’s why the Navitimer 8 features a number of elements from Breitling watches produced in the 1930s and ‘40s, like a rotating bezel. The limited edition issued in the summer of 2018, since renamed the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph, was equipped with markers and even-numbered numerals in addition to the existing orientation triangle.