By Kien Lee
2022 marks the 70th anniversary of Breitling's iconic Navitimer, an aviation watch of legendary heritage status, seen on the wrists of military and commercial pilots for the last few decades.
To celebrate the occasion, Breitling has collaborated with Singapore Airlines and its travel retailer, KrisShop, to release two interpretations of the updated Navitimer, each with a unique co-created design limited to 100 pieces.
Alvin Soon, President of Breitling Asia, said, “We are particularly excited to embark on this journey with Singapore Airlines and KrisShop, a partnership united by a passion for aviation and an unwavering commitment to quality and precision.
This was prominently reflected in the final product design, which we are proud to say was a truly collaborative effort between Breitling’s design department, pilots from Singapore Airlines and the KrisShop team.”
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition
The Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition features the instantly-recognizable circular slide rule, baton indexes, trio of chronograph counters and notched bezel of the classic Navitimer. Modern updates include the flattening of the slide rule, and a domed crystal with the end result of creating a more compact profile for the watch.
Viewable through the open case-back, the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. also possess a slimmer oscillating weight. This movement is backed by a five-year warranty, provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve, and allows the wearer to change the date – now visible through a discreet window in the subdial at 6 o’clock – at any time.
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition
The Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition, with an automatic/self-winding movement meanwhile, is a trimmed down version from its 41 mm counterpart without the chronograph complication. Inside, its Breitling 17 movement offers an approximate 38-hour power reserve and comes with a two-year warranty.
The timepiece features a beaded bezel, another signature Navitimer design feature, and special caseback engraving of the renowned Singapore Airlines batik motif.
Both limited edition timepieces each feature the Singapore Airlines logo on the caseback along with the limitation number “One of 100” and now retail exclusively on KrisShop, under the Batik Label concept store that showcases one-of-a-kind collaborations in the intricate floral motif that has become synonymous with the airline.