In launching the Navitimer in 1952, Breitling gave pilots a genuine wrist instrument. Ingenious and efficient, this chronograph is endowed with a built-in “navigator computer”, a circular slide rule capable of performing all calculations a flight plan requires. The Navitimer thus became the official watch of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), the world’s largest grouping of pilots. In its fifty years of existence, the Navitimer has achieved cult object status, thereby joining the select circle of modern, ultra-functional and timeless objects that have made their mark on the 20th century. Since the famous “806” model in 1952, the Navitimer has found its way through the years unchanged in either form and spirit. Continuously produced throughout this period, it is now the world’s oldest chronograph. REF. K2332212/B634
|Produced:||2003 – 2011|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model K2332212.B634 from Navitimer watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Navitimer Gold (K2332212.B634) was originally released in 2003 – 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 yellow gold case measures 41.8mm in diameter and roughly 14.6mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with -shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Navitimer model K2332212.B634 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Navitimer K2332212.B634 movement is a powered by caliber B23 made by Breitling. The 27-jewel automatic movement is 30mm 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 K2332212.B634 cost? This watch was introduced in 2003 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: 12460
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Navitimer Gold
- Reference Number: K2332212.B634
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Yellow gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 41.8
- Thickness: 14.6
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and -shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B23
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 30mm
- Jewels: 27
- 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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