Breitling watches fly high and dive low. They’ve been to space, they’ve been to the ocean depths. In addition to being luxury timepieces, they are also radically practical. When Breitling outfitted astronaut Scott Carpenter with the ‘Cosmonaute Navitimer’ watch for his 1962 space mission, they created a 24-hour movement – because in space it’s much harder to tell if it’s day or night. Breitling has even embedded a version of its watches with radio transmitters for civil aviation, and are so precise that divers can use them on missions and not risk the effects of gravitational pressure. In other words, Breitling doesn’t just make watches that compliment highly active lifestyles and specialized careers — their watches have actually saved lives.
The heritage of the Breitling company might be traditionally seen as masculine, but women are naturally drawn to the watches. Their sophisticated appearance and bold, round faces offer a balance to a feminine wardrobe. Exemplifying this balance is Breitling’s leading lady, the chameleon actor Charlize Theron, who’s played everyone from Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and the action hero lead in Atomic Blonde to the love interest in the rom-com Long Shot. For the release of the new Breitling ‘Navitimer Automatic 35’ watch, women are the focal point.
True connoisseurs know to look out for two things: a chronometer, and a watch’s caliber. In the great watchmaking tradition of Breitling, the ‘Navitimer Automatic 35’ is crafted with the COSC-certified chronometer, which means it is certified to be precise. It is also built with the Breitling Caliber 17, which delivers a power reserve of about 38 hours [the caliber or movement powers the functions of the watch, and the power reserve indicates how long it takes before you need to wind it].
Not only are you investing in function and fine craftsmanship with Breitling, but this time around, the brand paid close attention to its appearance. In a more compact size, a stylish new beaded bezel surrounds the watch face, and a red-tipped second hand makes it very easy to read the watch at a glance. There are six looks total, four with mother-of-pearl dials, one with a blue dial, and one with a champagne-copper dial. Casings come in stainless steel, as do options for watch bracelets, but you can also choose the more luxurious route with a colorful alligator strap instead.
For a closer look at the new Breitling ‘Navitimer Automatic 35’ watch for women, click through our gallery below.