A modern pilot watch
In addition to a generous dial, the Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Swissair Edition has a date display, a chronograph, a circular aviation slide rule and a 43 mm stainless steel case. The sapphire crystal is anti-reflective on both sides. This means that the functions can be easily recognised even from an acute angle. As the watch is equipped with luminous hands, it is also possible to read the time at dusk.
The Breitling Company
Breitling was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling (1860-1914). From 1914 it was managed by the son Gaston Breitling. One focus of the company was the production of chronographs. In 1923, the first chronograph pusher was launched on the market, which was replaced in 1934 by a model that could be reset to zero. Two years later, the manufacturer began equipping the Royal Air Force with aircraft clocks. These watches were equipped with an eight-stroke power reserve. In the beginning pilot watches were only available for pilots.
More complex model
In 1952 the company developed the Navitimer. The pilot's chronograph was a successor to the chronograph and was equipped with an even more complex bezel. Six years later, the first diving watch called Superocean came onto the market. Years later, some models such as the Emergency were equipped with an emergency call transmitter. They were able to transmit a local emergency call signal on the internationally valid flight frequency (121.5 MHz). This watch was only allowed to be sold to customers who were in possession of a valid pilot license.