The Breitling Navitimer has been available in a 41.5mm case ever since it was released over 60 years ago. However, since the trend today is large watches, they have just released a 46mm as well as a 48mm version of their watch, the new XL sizes. You will also note that many companies are releasing smaller watches, so this trend may not be around for much longer. There will be 2 versions of the new 46mm Navitimer: the chronograph, which is available in red gold (200 piece LE) and steel. The 48mm version, which is a chronograph/GMT will also be available in steel and red gold (200 piece LE). Let's start with the 46mm watch. It will use the in-house Breitling Caliber 01 (B01, hence the name Breitling Navitimer 01). It will have all the same design/functions as the original (slide rule bezel, polished steel case, panda dial, etc.). The dial will be available in black (pictured) as well as aurora blue (not pictured). The 48mm version, aka the Breitling Navitimer GMT will use the in-house B04. There isn't much difference between the two movements, both have 47 jewels, a date complication, a chronograph, even the same subdial layout. It will be available in a black dial (pictured) or a mercury dial (not pictured although the silver color will look really cool). Both versions will come with either a barenia leather or crocodile leather straps. The steel version is available with the leather straps as well as the bracelet. This watch defined pilot watches as well as pilot chronographs but now Breitling is letting others define the pilot chronograph for them by releasing the Navitimer in a larger size.
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