The Breitling Navitimer Chronograph Is a Cutting Edge Luxury Watch

This rose gold stunner is as beautiful as it is technically sophisticated.
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When it comes to mechanical watches, the rattrapante is one of the most complicated of all complications. The watchmaker is tasked with engineering a pair of small subdials that can independently measure separate elapsed times—it's essentially asking an entirely analog device to perform a function now almost entirely left to digital devices.

Luxury watchmaker Breitling doesn't blink at that kind of watchmaking challenge, and they've created the new rose-gold Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45 to prove it.  

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This technically advanced watch comes in a generously-sized 45mm case and has an elegant Stratos Gray dial. The hour and minute hands, as well as the markers, are coated with Super-LumiNova to provide maximum readability no matter how dark and the rotating bezel bears the Navitimer's trademark slide rule markings.

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Breitling made some subtle and typically sophisticated changes with this Navitimer that even a collector might not immediately notice, including a slight re-positioning of the watchmaker's usual B and anchor pieces located at the center of the face being split, lining up only when the split-second hands return to their home positions. 

Here are some more key features and details:

  • Self-winding mechanical, bidirectional winder
  • About 70 hours of power reserve
  • 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
  • Hour, minute, second, window date displays
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters
  • Sapphire, double anti-reflective glass
  • A screwed gold and sapphire glass caseback
  • An elegant black alligator leather strap

The Breitling Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante 45 can be purchased at select retailers and online for $27,480.