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    Navitimer 2022 editions from Breitling

    not sure if this has been mentioned. Big fan of the Navitimer range. Jury out on the new colours but good to see a range of sizes to cater for different wrists. 41, 43, 46mm


    “Breitling Introduces the New Navitimer Squad with the AOPA Logo, Colorful Dials, and More (with Live Photos)” via @watchville
    https://api.watchville.co/v2/posts/69309/click
    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so”. HHGTTG

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    Much more "fun" than older models I'd say.
    The green, ice blue and bronze models are fab. The 43mm standard blue looks awesome too.
    I still think 46mm is too big for a Navi though.

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    I like them, especially the ice blue one. I like the way they have toned down the bracelet with brushing the majority of it. I don’t like the lack of micro adjustment (unless they have invented something amazing in the butterfly clasp). I would rather a thicker clasp with the convenience of adjustability rather than a hidden but non-adjustable clasp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywatches View Post
    Much more "fun" than older models I'd say.
    The green, ice blue and bronze models are fab. The 43mm standard blue looks awesome too.
    I still think 46mm is too big for a Navi though.
    Agreed, I think the 43mm is just about right.
    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so”. HHGTTG

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    Initial thought was that I'd still take a traditional looking black dialed one, but having looked at a few photos from different sites, I find I'm quite drawn to the dark green one and rather like the silver dial, too.

    They even look quite good value compared with some other iconic watches.

    I will be sticking to my 1967 Cosmonaute, though.

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    Silver and Panda are nice but I will stick with my 903s

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    Disappointed the traditional black dial doesn’t appear to be in 41mm :(

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    The black fine as usual, the other colours....
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    Black is the favourite, of course, but the sort of champagne dial one is not bad at all.

    Also agree though, 46mm is just a bit big. 42 or 43 is ideal.

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    46 will wear huge on a Navitimer, it’s all dial
    I like a large watch but I know it will be too big even for me.

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    The 46mm apparently sells very well in the US which I suppose means stock of the 41mm & 42mm will be more Europe & Asia focussed.
    I'm loving all the coloured dials being released, they make for much more interesting collections, and the coloured vintage pieces always seem to be the rarer, harder to find models.

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    Having waited far to long to pick up a Navitimer I finally got to see all the variations on Friday.
    I do like the copper dial but the green was a bit meh ?.
    The 41mm looked too small and 46 way to big on my 7” wrist. The 43 was perfect.
    The date window is nicely encompassed in the sub dial at 6 which pleases me.
    Absolutely love the AOPA logo at 12.

    The bracelet is nice, however the crocodile strap is superbly comfortable.

    With all the dial colors available I was drawn nostalgically to the black dial.

    Delighted with my choice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Weasel View Post
    Having waited far to long to pick up a Navitimer I finally got to see all the variations on Friday.
    I do like the copper dial but the green was a bit meh ?.
    The 41mm looked too small and 46 way to big on my 7” wrist. The 43 was perfect.
    The date window is nicely encompassed in the sub dial at 6 which pleases me.
    Absolutely love the AOPA logo at 12.

    The bracelet is nice, however the crocodile strap is superbly comfortable.

    With all the dial colors available I was drawn nostalgically to the black dial.

    Delighted with my choice.



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    Think you made the right choice, lovely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Weasel View Post
    Having waited far to long to pick up a Navitimer I finally got to see all the variations on Friday.
    I do like the copper dial but the green was a bit meh ?.
    The 41mm looked too small and 46 way to big on my 7” wrist. The 43 was perfect.
    The date window is nicely encompassed in the sub dial at 6 which pleases me.
    Absolutely love the AOPA logo at 12.

    The bracelet is nice, however the crocodile strap is superbly comfortable.

    With all the dial colors available I was drawn nostalgically to the black dial.

    Delighted with my choice.



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    Quintessential Breitling. Love it. Is that 43mm black?
    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so”. HHGTTG

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Quintessential Breitling. Love it. Is that 43mm black?
    Yes the 43mm


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    Still dreaming of a sub 40mm Navi with 3 subdials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Weasel View Post



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    That looks amazing! I’ve never tried one, but am inspired to see one in the metal.

    Dave


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    Quote Originally Posted by cider View Post
    Still dreaming of a sub 40mm Navi with 3 subdials.
    That would be a seriously crowded dial
    You would be able to use the slide rule (not that anyone does)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cider View Post
    Still dreaming of a sub 40mm Navi with 3 subdials.
    One exists. Breitling Navitimer AB0910371B1X1. The reedition - well it is close

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...-1959-re-issue
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    So I was inspired by Desert_Weasel’s incoming to try one in the flesh, the same 43mm model, and the outgoing model.

    The new one is quite compelling, lovely guilloché subdials, clever date incorporation and wings logo. Lots to love and nothing to dislike. Nicely done Breitling.

    Dave


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    Great choice with the black 43mm.
    Looks to me like they nailed this release save for no reverse panda in 41mm.
    I've always hankered for a Navi but the bigger sizing of the new ones put me off so I quite fancy the blue & black 41.

    Having seen the 3 hander 41s, even they catch the eye. I know some think it's not a true Navi, and it probably isn't, but they sure fit in with the overall Navi aesthetic and there's not much else out there like it.

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    New cosmonaute:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marios View Post
    New cosmonaute:

    That’s really nice. Would be better on a leather strap than the bling bracelet but a nice reintroduction, I notice they have used a slightly different squarer typeface for the numerals, I would have preferred them to use the original rounder font but I am not complaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    That’s really nice. Would be better on a leather strap than the bling bracelet but a nice reintroduction, I notice they have used a slightly different squarer typeface for the numerals, I would have preferred them to use the original rounder font but I am not complaining
    I also like everything about it but the price - comes on leather too.

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    I had a Navi 01 LE years ago, I sold it when I needed funds to move house. It is the one watch I miss, it was just perfect.

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    Nice. I've tried on the older rose gold black dial 46mm several times now at my local Goldsmiths, which I absolutely love despite the size. Doesn't seem to wear so big on my 7.25in wrist, but even with heavy hints of a substantial discount I don't think I can stretch to it right now. Starting to really want one though & these pics aren't helping.

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