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From Basel: 4 watches from Breitling

By Michelle Graff

April 01, 2014


Breitling introduced a Navitimer, pictured here on a leather strap with a stainless steel case ($8,215), with a slightly larger diameter.

Click through this slideshow to see four Baselworld introductions from Breitling.

Basel--A larger Navitimer and a special series to mark the 30th anniversary of its pilot’s chronograph, the Chronomat, are among the introductions from Breitling.

The Swiss watch brand increased the size of its Navitimer aviation watch from 43 to 46 mm and added a new Navitimer GMT that the brand said is easier to set. Both are equipped with in-house movements, as Breitling continues to work toward equipping all of its watches with its own calibers.

In addition, there are two sizes available for the Chronomat Airborne, 41 and 44 mm, the special series created to mark three decades of the pilot’s chronograph. The caseback is engraved with “Edition Spéciale 30e Anniversaire” (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) and an outline of an Aermacchi, one of the 10 planes flown by Frecce Tricolori, the Italian air force’s aerobatics team. Breitling worked closely with this team in developing the original Chronomat back in the 1980s.

These watches join new versions of the SuperOcean, the Avenger Blackbird and additions for the Breitling for Bentley collection.

All prices given are retail.