Time of the skies
Breitling’s illustrious history in aviation timepieces is brought to the fore in the new Navitimer 1884. Of note is the piece’s nod to the 1952 aviation slide rule in the form of the pointer-type date display and twin apertures for the day/month, typical of Breitling pieces in the 1940s.
The name indicates both the birth year of the brand by Leon Breitling and the number of pieces that will be produced in this limited series. Despite their density, the notations on the face are made clear by the black dial, an example of par épargne on a solid silver base, and the surface area afforded by the 46mm case.
An automatic COSC-certified chronograph, the piece features a pilot-favoured 24-hour display at the 9 o’clock and can be had in bracelet, leather or black rubber form with an aircraft tire-tread motif.