Introducing a showstopping assortment of Breitling’s iconic watch in two slender new sizes, featuring radiant mother-of-pearl dials, traceable 18 k red gold, and responsible lab-grown diamonds. The new Breitling Navitimer 36 and 32 make their debut in an intimate NAVITIMER – FOR THE JOURNEY campaign starring Charlize Theron.
The Breitling Navitimer is one of the most recognizable watches ever made. It’s on collectors’ lists of the greatest watches of all time. What began in 1952 as a tool for pilots has gone on to mean something profound to every single person who has had this timepiece along on their personal journey.
Now Breitling introduces two new additions to the Navitimer collection, in new 36- and 32-mm sizes for people who love the look and feel of a smaller diameter watch. But these showstoppers have so much more to offer than just their trim new sizes. Pops of pastel, mother-of-pearl, and traceable precious materials combine with the Navitimer’s distinct beaded bezel to create timepieces with a jewellery-like appeal — giving the legendary navigational watch a versatile elegance that’s ready for wherever the journey takes you.
The campaign for the Navitimer 36 and 32 stars Academy Award-winning actor Charlize Theron who shares the personal journey that took her from remote South Africa to the international A-list. Theron’s NAVITIMER – FOR THE JOURNEY campaign is part of an intimate series told by Breitling’s brand ambassadors in their own words.
“You can spot someone from across a room and know they are wearing a Navitimer. It’s just that recognizable,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “Charlize Theron so wonderfully represents this line because she too is an icon known the world over for her strength, beauty, talent, and powerful journey.”
All the Look in a Jewelry-like Format: The Navitimer Automatic 36
The 36-mm Navitimer features the beaded bezel and iconic circular slide rule (used by pilots as an analogue calculator) that give the Breitling Navitimer its unmistakable appearance. But here it comes in a trio of chic metallic dial colours (mint green, silver, and anthracite) with baton indexes, or with a white mother-of-pearl dial set with round-cut “better diamonds”.
Part of Breitling’s mission to do better, these diamonds are lab-grown and traceable to accredited producers who have achieved the SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard. Similarly, the full-gold version and gold bezel on the duo-tone are crafted in “better gold”, traceable to artisanal and small-scale mines that meet the Swiss Better Gold Association’s criteria for social and environmental impact.
All watches in the line that feature better gold, better diamonds, or both, carry the Origins label, a marker of their precious materials’ product integrity.
The Navitimer 36 is powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17, providing three-hand time and automatic winding.
Flawless Style, Exceptional Accuracy: The Navitimer 32
This dazzling new interpretation of the classic aviation watch forgoes the slide rule in favour of a simplified dial design suited to its slim diameter. Where this small watch packs a big punch is in its mother-of-pearl dials in powdery pink and light-blue — a first for Breitling—along with classic white. As with the larger 36, the 32 features better diamonds across the line as well as better gold on the full-gold version and on the bezel of the duo tone. They all carry the Origins label.
The power behind this watch comes from the Breitling Caliber 77, a supremely precise SuperQuartz™ movement that, as with all of Breitling’s quartz calibres, has the added distinction of being COSC-certified. It also features a 50-meter (5-bar) water resistance, which is impressive for a watch this size.
Charlize Theron’s Journey
After 70 years, the Navitimer has transcended being a tool used by pilots to navigate their course. It now stands as a symbol for all those making their personal journeys through life.
Breitling celebrates this significance in the NAVITIMER – FOR THE JOURNEY campaign. It stars the Navitimer Squad, made up of basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, principal dancer Misty Copeland, aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard — and now, Academy Award winning actor Charlize Theron, the face of the new Navitimer 36 and 32.
Each member of the Navitimer Squad has been on an incredible journey to get to the top of their fields. Using powerful visuals and the Squad Members’ own narration, the campaign gets to the heart of these moving journeys.
“My journey has always been about being up for any challenge,” says Theron. “I travelled from South Africa to Los Angeles when I was quite young and both that physical journey and the journey of being open-minded and ready for new experiences has served me well personally and professionally.”
Founded in 1884, Breitling is a leading Swiss watchmaker. The innovative company invented the modern chronograph and pioneered the navigational tool watch. Today, it is still breaking new ground as a casual, inclusive, and sustainable luxury brand with more than 200 industrialloft-inspired retail locations around the world. Breitling’s collections center around air, land, and sea pursuits, all captured in the brand’s unmistakable modern-retro style. The exceptional quality of every watch movement is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer, and the brand remains one of only a handful of independent watchmakers to produce its own manufacture calibers. Today, Breitling is on a mission to do better, by creating beautiful products and experiences with better materials, better manufacturing, better packaging, and end-to-end traceability. Combining classic watchmaking with the latest and most sustainable innovations, Breitling is both a company with history and one that is ahead of its time.