The world is always contradictory. For example, how many people who like wearing navitimer watches have never stepped into the cockpit? How many flight enthusiasts or private jet owners flying in the sky have not yet owned a real Navitimer watch? In order to alleviate this contradiction, I will only tell the the History Behind the Breitling Navitimer Watch When Collide with the Dream of Flying in the Blue Sky.

Breitling Navitimer World 46 MM Wristwatch

The professional Navitimer watch brand Breitling’s original circular flight slider, known as the “Navitimer Computer”, enables pilots to complete all flight-related calculations easily and quickly. Therefore, it is widely sought after by pilots and flight enthusiasts.

With the development of the world aviation industry, pilots need accurate and reliable instruments to assist safe flight.

As early as 1936, Breitling joined hands with the Royal Air Force to become its designated supplier and as the official watch of the World Association of Pilots (AOPA), and had a long-term and close cooperation with the international aviation community. To this end, the circular flight slider is designed to be a precision instrument that can help pilots complete all the calculations required to develop a flight plan and perform navigation. It is characterized by the design of the three most commonly used distance units in aeronautics: the “statutory miles”, “km” and “nautical miles”, as long as a number on the outer ring scale is aligned with one of these signs. The corresponding values of the other two units of the number can be read at a glance, which is unanimously favored by aviation professionals.

In 1952, Breitling assembled the circular flight slider onto the watch, named “Navitimer”, an abbreviation for “navigation” and “timer”. This sophisticated chronograph has many functions, and its basic principle is not complicated. It is a simple multiplication and division operation through the relative rotation of the inner and outer two scale circles, and thus derives many flight practical functions, such as average speed, flight distance, fuel consumption, rate of climb or descent, conversion of kilometers and miles or nautical miles, and even related calculations in daily life.

Today, this Navitimer World watch with a circular flight slider adds a new practical feature to its unique features–a dual time zone display with two hour hands in the center of the dial, respectively indicating the local time and domestic time by 12-hour time system and the 24-hour time system. Even in a complex and ever-changing space environment, pilots can easily identify day and night. The time zone of the world’s major cities is engraved. It is also a large model in the aeronautical chronograph series, with a large diameter of 46 mm, while maintaining excellent wearing comfort.

How to Use the Flight Slider:

  1. The Breitling movements have passed the rigorous Swiss Offical Chronometer Control (COSC), “100% ProduceChronometer Watch”,
  2. [Multiplication of two numbers] If 12×7 is to be calculated, the outer ring scale 12 is rotated to the position corresponding to the inner ring scale 10, and the outer ring value 84 corresponding to the inner ring scale 7 is the result of 12×7.
  3. [Dividing two numbers] To calculate 120÷4, simply rotate the outer ring scale 12 (=120) to the inner ring scale 40 (=4). At this time, the inner ring scale 10 corresponds to the outer ring. The value 30 is the result of 120÷4.
  4. [Distance Unit Conversion] To convert 1800 miles into kilometers or nautical miles, simply rotate the outer ring scale 18 (ie 1800) to the red circle of the inner circle (STAT). At this time, the inner circle is red. The outer ring value 29 corresponding to the reference scale (KM) means 2900 km of conversion, and the outer ring value of the inner circle red nautical reference mark (NAUT) is 15.6 nautical miles.

Whether it is an airplane or a flying watch, or both, or neither, it is meaningless. What is important is that we all have a heart of “flying”.

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