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Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch

Branded as Breitling’s “feminine version of time” the Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch holds technical specifications that allow it to play with the big boys.  We’ve talked about this Breitling watch at the Breitling Watch Blog before, but we haven’t really gone deep into the watch’s technical background.

When Breitling designed the Breitling Cockpit Lady watch for the Breitling Windrider Collection, balance was a large aspect of the planning.  Breitling wanted a women’s watch that was able to perform yet look elegant and remain reliable.  Even though they made it look easy, sometimes designing a women’s watch with all the techs of a bulky man’s watch is not easy. Every aspect of the Breitling watch screams femininity, sleekness, and variety by using dial colors, straps, bracelets, and materials.

Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch Technical Specifications
The Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch includes a Breitling 71 caliber, SuperQuartz movement, EOL indicator, and a thermo-compensated quartz electronic movement.  The calendar of the Breitling watch is a dial aperture and the case of the Breitling Cockpit Lady includes a variety of materials including steel, two-tone, steel & gold, or 18k rose gold.  The Breitling cockpit Lady Watch includes 100 m of water resistance paired with an un-directional yet ratcheted bezel and a non screw-locked crown with three gaskets.  Measuring at a petite 31.80 mm in diameter, the Breitling Lady Cockpit has a screwed in back and cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides.

As with the variety of cases, the straps and bracelets come in a variety of colors as well.  First is the Breitling Pilot Bracelet, which similar to the cases, come in steel, two-tone, or 18k rose gold.  If a strap is chosen, the wearer has the choice of pairing the Breitling Cockpit Lady watch with either a leather strap in blue, black, gold or brown; a crocodile strap in either black or gold; a lizard strap in either yellow, brown, green, red, blue, black, orange, pink or navy blue; or a Diver Pro strap in either blue or black.

For example, the woman’s diamond watch above is a Breitling Lady Cockpit Watch with a steel case and a bezel studded with diamonds.  A mother of pear dial set with eight diamonds at the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 o’clock markers.  A date clock sits at the 3 o’clock marker and the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock markers use Roman numeral hour indicators.  This Breitling watch also comes with a red lizard strap with a tang-type buckle.

The Rarest Breitling Navitimer Watch

Image from Navitimer.net

According to Breitling Navitimer “rules” every Breitling Navitimer watch has to have a standard movement, however the Navitimer 806 with Valjoux 72 movement has a non-standard movement. Why has Breitling decided to create this watch? Maybe it’s to make collectors lose their minds with envy with just the mention of it.

This mysterious and elusive Breitling watch was created in the early 1950’s. It was named the Navitimer 806 because it’s identical to an earlier Navitimer 806 with a standard movement. However, collectors and enthusiast were surprised to open it and find a Valjoux 72 movement.

According to Jean-Micheal, creator of www.navitimer.net:

We even do not know that if the watch had the reference 806 ! Some of the pictures I have of this watch do not show the “806″ engraving on the back. The only country where I have regularly seen some Valjoux 72 806 is Japan. Japanese are very well informed collectors and the prices of vintage pieces are very high, that perhaps explain why it is possible to find some there….No idea of the number produced, but this was not limited to few pieces, some thousands might have been produced.”

Definitely an interesting story of the Breitling Navitimer!

Breitling Chronomat Facelift Part 2

Last week we started discussing the Breitling Chronomat luxury watch and its new facelift. The new watch is called the Breitling Chronomat B01 and it introduces for the 1st time its own 100% in-house chronograph movement.

Here are more features to expect…

Design: Sophisticated and elegant the new Chronomat B01 has a sleek design that out rivals its counterparts. From the circle engraved numerals to the geometric design of the dial this watch pull out all the stops. Our favorite feature this Breitling luxury watch is the color play of metallic’s that offer unique character and design. The leather strap can add a trendy spin why the Pilot bracelet keeps things traditional… the options are endless. The Chronomat B01 is available in four versions including steel, steel with a gold bezel, steel with a two tone bezel, and all gold. Other features include diamond polished hands, square grid patterned zone, and quarter hour markers on the bezel.

Luxury: It wouldn’t be a luxury watch without luxurious beginnings. The Chronomat B01 was created by Breitling in the Breitling Chronmetrie workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The watch has a COSC certificate. The COSC is a competitive chronometer certificate where only 5% of watches produced can lay claim.

Next week will be the final look at the new Breitling Chronomat B01. We’ll check out the movement and luxury watch assembly.

Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s Automatic Watch

When Breitling took on the aviation industry by providing watches that could help pilots navigate the skies; no one ever suspected that Breitling watches would make a journey that billions of people on the earth would never make, the journey to the moon.

The Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s automatic watch, like the one below with a black dial and stainless steel case, did just that.

This Breitling watch has a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, tachometer scale, black dial, silver chronograph sub dial functions, luminous hand indicators and hour markers, scratch resistant crystal, automatic movement, 41 mm case width, date calendar between the four and five o’clock markers, double locking foldover clasp, and 30 meters of water resistance.

Innovative Breitling watch display creates buzz

Luxury watch sellers are getting pretty creative lately, accroding to Retail Jeweller Magazine, Leicester jewellery retailer Lumbers has found a unique way to display thier Breilting watches. A custom made display.

The display was created by Briley Manufacturing and its basically a 3 sided frame inside glass with graphics and backlighting. Sounds simple, right? No… Birley Manufacturing, who has been provindg the retail industry with interior solutions for 133 years, says that it was the first job like it for its company and that the case was probably the most innovative display you will see. According to them:

“The design and manufacturing process required for this project demonstrates the high degree of bespoke and specialist interior fittings which Birley can offer. The new display replaced a more traditional structure and was installed over a weekend.”

We can’t find a better image of the display or the Breitling watches, but if you are in the area and you happen to be able to get an image of one.. let us know!