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Breitling Navitimer 1461 Ltd Edition

Breitling Navitimer 1461 Ltd Edition

Breitling Navitimer 1461 Ltd Edition

• A very rare example of the Breitling 1461
• No.188/1000 pieces
• Case stickers still in place

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    Just sold

    We have just purchased this immaculate condition one owner Breitling Limited Edition Navitimer direct from its original owner.

    Just had a full service by Breitling

    This is in exceptional condition and still has it’s case stickers in place.

    For those that know the Navitimer’s you’ll know this is no ordinary one! Limited to just 1000 pieces this has a host of features for you to enjoy.

    Bought new in 2014 this is one of the best known and iconic watches made by this famous Swiss luxury brand.

    It comes as a complete set with outer box, travel case, hang tag and all papers as it left the dealer with.

    Courtesy of a blog to watch I share some further detail about the technical aspects below.

    This rare watch contains the Breitling caliber 19 automatic movement. Essentially this is a modified base Swiss ETA 2892 automatic with a module produced (I believe) by Dubuis Depraz. The module of course offers a full 12 hour chronograph, but it also offers an annual calendar and moon phase indicator. Each of the chronograph sub dials has the dual purpose of being used for a calendar display. Breitling confusingly does not call it an “annual calendar,” but rather a “leap-year calendar.” While confusing given that “annual calendar” is an industry-wide term, it does make sense as annual calendar implies the calendar needs to be adjusted annually, when in reality it is only on leap years that it needs to be adjusted.

    The caliber 19 is actually rather complicated and according to Breitling, comprises over 450 parts. Despite all the functions, power reserve is still 42 hours. In addition to the time, annual calendar, and chronograph, the moon phase is an attractive addition to the feature set. What I find interesting is how the calendar functions are adjusted. The crown seems to be used exclusively for winding and the time, while the pushers are for the chronograph. Inset pin pushers around the case (four of them) are used to adjust either the date, day of the week, month, or moon phase). This means that if the calendar functions need to be reset, it is relatively easy and quickly to do so (assuming you have something with which to activate the pushers).


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