In 2013, Breitling released a quite charming Navitimer 1461 Blue dial edition. Breitling claimed that Navitimer is the one that has been produced for over 50 years. Around in 1952, Breitling added the circular slide rule into it, so that pilots can use this rule. Navitimer quickly gained the fame and is known as the professional pilot watches, and are favored by many aviation-addicts.
In 1961, Malcolm Scott Carpenter, the astronaut of Mercury Program, connected Breitling and expressed his hope that Breitling could changes the 12 hour scales into a 24 hour scales. As there is no day and night shift in the space travelling, so such a change is quite necessary. Breitling did changed and named it Cosmonaute. In the seven missions, Malcolm Scott Carpenter used his COsmonaute Navitimer as navigation. In 1969, Breitling launched the automatic winding movement-Navitimer. Like all the Navitimers, Breitling Navitimer 1461 adopts complex design. There are three circular scales, and can be used for simulation. The bezel is a circular rule that can calculate the speed, and carry out the basic functions, such as division and addition. You could even use it to calculate the consumption of fuel.
Through the location of sun, you can use Navitimer as a compass and there is a conversion table that you can refer to converse the temperature. Normally, the movement on Breitling Navitimer can display time and do the chronometer, but thing becomes different in Navitimer 1461. It is called the grand complication Navitimer and only 1000 of them are sold on the market. Navitimer adopts a B19 automatic winding movement that has calendar, and it only needs to do one correction in four year, which is right 1461 days. That’s why we name it. And it is one of the hot sale watch among all the Breitling watches.