This ultra-special version of the Navitimer was made to equip the very first space exploration missions. It made its first flight on May 24th 1962, strapped on the wrist of astronaut Scott Carpenter during the orbital flight of the Aurora 7 capsule. The special feature of this model lies in the fact that all 24 hours in a day can be read off around a single circular sweep of the dial, thereby enabling one to differentiate between day and night, since this notion no longer exists in space. The Cosmonaute also offers a Flyback mechanism, an additional function allowing successive timing operations with no need to stop, return to zero and then restart the chronograph. REF. D2232212/B657
|Produced:||2002 – 2011|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model D2232212B657 from Navitimer watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Cosmonaute (D2232212B657) was originally released in 2002 – 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel, yellow gold case measures 41.5mm in diameter and roughly 14.4mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Navitimer model D2232212B657 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
|Material:||Stainless steel, Yellow gold|
The Navitimer D2232212B657 movement is a powered by caliber B22 made by Breitling. The 21-jewel automatic movement is 25.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the Breitling’s Navitimer D2232212B657 cost? This watch was introduced in 2002 and has been in Breitling’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: 8080
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Cosmonaute
- Reference Number: D2232212B657
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel, Yellow gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 41.5
- Thickness: 14.4
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Stick-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B22
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 25.6mm
- Jewels: 21
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Breitling was founded in 1884. The brand counts among its earliest achievements the invention of the independent chronograph pushpiece in 1915 and the separation of the start/stop functions from that of resetting in 1923. The connection of Breitling with the world of aviation is said to have taken off in the early 1930’s, when the brand started creating onboard chronographs intended for … aircraft cockpits. With the introduction of the Navitimer in the first half of the 1950’s, Breitling had created what would prove to be one of the most iconic and everlasting pilots watch designs yet: the model hasn’t been out of production since. A variation of this model accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962. In the sixties, Breitling was part of the ‘Project 99’ consortium that was created with the aim of creating the first self-winding chronograph movement – the one that would become the caliber 11. Although the so-called ‘Quartz Crisis’ had hit Breitling hard, the brand would be one of the first to launch a completely new mechanical chronograph in the mid-eighties: the Chronomat. This watch would become another icon for Breitling and would serve as a catalyst for the industry as a whole. Besides the Navitimer and the Chronomat, the Emergency is arguably the third most emblematic model – featuring a never-before-seen transmitter system that couldn’t have been conceived by any other brand than Breitling. The 2009 introduction of the caliber 01 gave Breitling a in-house chronograph movement and it would serve as the base for a number of variations over the next few years. Breitling is the only company of this scale to submit 100% of its movements for COSC-certification, including the quartz calibers.
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