Breitling has been making best timepieces of professionals, just as what they say in their slogan. It is called the â€˜navitimerâ€™, since it is thought of as the original watch for airline pilots. It became one of the first chronograph watches with a circular slide rule on the bezel.
The watch soon became a massive success after a model was specially designed for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The inspiration which led to this design was from the absence of night and day conditions all the time in space travel. Breitling was quick to incorporate the design changes and the watch, which was actually worn by Carpenter on a space mission, later became what we know today as the Breitling Cosmonaute Navitimer.
The watch is proud of its logo of AOPA and was made available for sale to their members. The Navitimer model was seven times again re-designed when astronaut Scott Carpenter suggested to Breitling craftsman that the 12 hour numerical dial be changed to a 24 hour dial.
Models like the Navitimer World, Navitimer Montbrillant, Navitimer Chronomatic and Navitimer Heratige, are more popular in the series than others.
It does not matter if you are not an aviator at all. I believe that now the true professionals only take up a pretty small part of the people who buy Breitling watches. And the Breitling Navitimer now is more often worn for completing the style of the user, as a piece of fashion accessory.
And it does not matter either if you are not willing to spend that much money on a timepiece. So the top grade replica Breitling Navitimer watches are gaining more and more popularity, by providing people the much more affordable branded watches. The watches are also fabulously made, with pretty fine materials and fantastic workmanship.