Breitling has introduced the Navitimer in 32mm and 36mm—case sizes that bring the collection populated by references in 41mm, 43mm, and 46mm closer to fans who favour smaller watches. Starting out in 1952 as a navigational watch, the Navitimer is now reimagined as a more compact timepiece for everyday wear that still retains hallmarks of its history as a chronograph for pilots.
The Navitimer Automatic 36 features the circular slide rule circumscribed by a beaded bidirectional bezel, and it is powered by the Breitling 17 self-winding mechanical movement with 38 hours of power reserve. The Navitimer 32, powered by the Breitling 77 thermo-compensated quartz movement, eschews the circular slide rule to give its smaller dial an uncluttered, minimalist aesthetic. Enhancing the elegance and jewellery-like appeal of the novelties are dials in pastel tones or mother-of-pearl, and precious metals such as 18K red gold in the case and bracelet.
To accompany the debut of the Navitimer 32 and 36, Breitling launches its campaign “Navitimer — For the Journey” starring Breitling ambassador Charlize Theron, who shares how she went from rural South Africa to Hollywood, from ballet to acting. While recounting her own journey across continents and the performing arts, she shows how to wear the new references to suit various occasions and ensembles.
This story originally appeared on GRAZIA Singapore.