Breitling's New Navitimer Timepiece Celebrates the Revolutionary Boeing 747 Aircraft
Only 747 units will be produced.
Breitling is celebrating the mighty Boeing 747 with a limited-edition Navitimer honoring the jet’s game-changing legacy in air travel.
As the last of the airliners exits Boeing’s production line, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is celebrating the “Queen of the Skies” impact. The original plane, which first taxied on the runway in 1969, included two aisles and two decks, with the ability to carry double the passengers of competing jets and fly more than 5,000 nautical miles.
Today, as Boeing prepares to release its last 747, Breitling is celebrating the revolutionary jet with exactly 747 special-edition watches, dubbed the Navitimer Boeing 747.
“What better way to remember a revolutionary jumbo jet than with a revolutionary pilot’s chronograph,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “The Boeing 747 brought style to the skies, just as the Navitimer brought the spirit of aviation to style-savvy watch enthusiasts.”
The new Navitimer Boeing 747’s dial mimics the aircraft’s color palette, with a cream center, black subdials and a red-and-white slide rule with blue accents. The AOPA logo reminds wearers of the watch’s heritage as a pilot’s timekeeper, while subtle “Boeing 747” iconography appears on the slide rule’s inner scale. The timepiece’s open caseback, engraved with “One of 747,” showcases the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, which provides roughly 70 hours of power reserve.
Breitling’s Navitimer Boeing 747 is now available to shop on the watchmaker’s website for $9,400 USD. Take a look at the device in the gallery above.
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