Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BREITLING – Navitimer Super 8

BREITLING NAVITIMER Super 8 Titanium 46mm Military Green Dial Automatic


The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 was inspired by the Reference 637, a stopwatch that pilots in the 1930s and 1940s wore strapped to their thighs. The Navitimer Super 8 expresses the distinctive, practical design elements of the Reference 637 in a big, bold wristwatch that is one of the stars of this year’s collection. Every Breitling watch has a tale to tell, but the story behind this one could fill volumes.

The Backstory

The new Breitling Navitimer Super 8 took its ­design inspiration from the Reference 637 stopwatch, which was used in the Second World War by ­bomber pilots and crews. While the Navitimer Super 8 fits ­comfortably on the wrist, the Reference 637 was strapped to the aviators’ thighs, which allowed optimal­ readability­ and ease of use. The crown was ­located on the left side of the case, and its prominent­ size and positioning meant that an ­aviator’s hand – even gloved – could easily maneuver it. ­Because the Reference­ 637 was strapped to the thigh, the crown was ideally located at the top of the case. The pusher­ was used to activate the count-up and count-down functions that allowed the aviators to execute their missions with precision.

The Huit Aviation Department

The Reference 637 was created by Breitling’s Huit ­Aviation Department, which was established in 1938 by Willy Breitling. He was aware of the strict requirements for military and civil aviation, and the Department’s name – the French word for “eight” – was chosen to reflect the eight days of power reserve offered by onboard­ clocks and other dashboard instruments. The clocks developed by Huit Aviation were also admired for their lightweight cases and their ease of ­installation.

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Willy Breitling understood that aviators worked in ­demanding, unforgiving environments that required instruments that were not only highly legible but also capable of outstanding performance in the harshest of conditions. The Huit Aviation Department ­created a battery of challenging tests that proved that its ­instruments – including the Reference 637 – were more than a match for the shocks, vibrations, extreme temperatures, and magnetism that pilots and crews­ were likely to encounter in the cockpit.

The Legendary Future

The Reference 637 also inspired the big, bold, and mus-cular Breitling Navitimer Super 8. The 46 ­millimeter case is available in titanium or ­stainless steel with a screwed caseback that ­matches the case metal. The statement-making timepiece is presented on a brown NATO leather strap.

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With its distinctive rotating bezel,­ the Navitimer­ Super 8 has a total diameter of 50 ­millimeters. Thanks to the prominent screw-locked crown positioned on the left side of the case, the watch offers exceptional comfort to wearers in spite of its impressive dimensions.

The stainless-steel model has a black dial while the titanium version features a military green dial.

Both have large, luminescent Arabic numerals and a ­convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The hour and minute hands are also luminescent, making the Navitimer Super 8 easy to read in all light-ing conditions.

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An ingenious and practical triangular pointer is adjusted by rotating the bezel, making it ­particularly easy to track elapsed times. The watch also features a central second hand.  At the heart of the Breitling Navitimer Super 8 is the Manufacture Caliber B20, based on the Caliber MT 5612, an automatic ­movement with exclusive finishing that is wound by a dual­-acting ball-bearing rotor­. It delivers an impressive power­ reserve of over 70 hours. The watch is water­-­resistant to 3 bar­ (30 ­meters) and, like every Breitling, the Navitimer Super 8 is a COSC-certified chronometer.

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With a direct link to our heritage and its twenty-first century sophistication, the Navitimer Super 8 is the perfect embodiment of Breitling’s legendary future.

Technical Specifications


Reference: AB2040

Caliber: Manufacture Caliber B20
(Based on the Tudor Caliber MT 5612)
Diameter: 30.8 millimeters
Depth: 6.5 millimeters
Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor
Power reserve: at least 70 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified
Version features
  • Stainless steel Black dial
  • Titanium military Green dial
Diameter: 46 millimeters for the case and 50 millimeters overall including bezel
Height: 14.4 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 3 bar (30 meters)
Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective
Caseback: solid, screwed
Crown: screw-locked
Bezel: bidirectional
  • Black
  • Military Green
Super-LumiNova® luminescent numerals and hands
Brown NATO leather strap with pin buckle

Press Release - 2018
Contact: Romy Hebden
    Breitling SA
    P.O. box 1132 2540 Grenchen
    +41 32 654 54 54
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

GROVANA – Contemporary GMT Steel 42mm

GROVANAContemporary GMT Steel 42mm

GROVANA NOVELTY - Baselworld 2018

GROVANA Watch Ltd. is an independent family company with it’s head office near Basel. All watches are being assembled in their own workshop and come with a 3-year international worldwide guarantee.

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The family company with a history of nearly 95 years, offers precision Swiss Made watches for ladies and gents. All Grovana watches are basically featuring Ronda movements, ETA movements are used for automatic watches. Grovana watches are distributed in more than 60 countries world-wide.


GROVANA offers men everywhere the chance to own a timeless work of watchmaking artistry that is as charismatic as it is stylish, and which wants for nothing in terms of precision. This elegant collection plays on the harmonious alliance of steel cases and calfskin straps.

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The generous 42mm diameter allows the wearer to admire the functional features of their timepiece: date, hour, minute and second, GMT and calendar. Thanks to the transparent sapphire crystal, the seamless movement of the hands can be admired, as can the look of the watch on the wrist.

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And because the modern man likes to combine stylish elegance in their professional lives with the more relaxed nature of leisure time, GROVANA's men's watches are designed with eye-catching, charismatic appeal.

Technical Features

REF. N0. 1547.1

Stainless steel 316 L
Crystal Saphhire
Diameter  42 mm
Caliber RHQ 515.24H (Ronda)
Date, hours, minutes and second hands,
GMT ndication (red hand) and calendar at 3 o’clock
Waterproof 10 ATM
  • steel-silver-rose
  • steel-silver
  • steel-blue
  • steel-black
Leather strap and metal bracelet

Press release - 2018
Press Contact: Beat Künzi at
Grovana Watch Company Ltd,
Bisnachtweg 42, CH-4456 Tenniken

Tel: +41 61 971 42 55,
Fax: +41 61 971 42 81,
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