Breitling - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII Hong Kong Friday, May 24, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 2023
    Reference No: RB0137
    Movement No: 5’256’449
    Case No: 5’256’449
    Model Name: Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. B01, 47 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Breitling bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Breitling deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 46mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breitling warranty card, instruction manual, additional links and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Breitling’s enduring aviation heritage soars with the Navitimer, their iconic pilot's chronograph. Conceived in 1952 with an integrated circular slide rule for flight calculations, the Navitimer was soon adopted as the official timepiece of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Through the golden age of aviation, it graced the wrists of leading pilots and astronauts, including Scott Carpenter during the Mercury space program. Celebrated by mid-century cultural figures like Miles Davis for its irresistible style, the Navitimer embodied function and fashion for the jet set.

    While remaining true to its roots, Breitling has refined the Navitimer across decades of iterations. This modern example features a hefty 46mm diameter pink gold case and bracelet, while polished and brushed finishes exude subtle luster. The beautifully contrasted silver and black dial and the AOPA wings at 12 o'clock ignite nostalgia. While utilizing new materials, the case and dial optimally capture the spirit of the mid-century icon. Complete with its full set of accessories, this outstanding example in unworn condition allows devotees to experience the quintessence of an enduring aviation legend reborn.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1884

    The firm started by Leon Breitling in 1884 is best known for its technical aviation and oceanic watches. Today, all models are outfitted with certified chronometer movements, used for accurate timing. Early aviation pioneers in specialized chronograph timepieces, Breitling introduced the circular slide rule to watches in the 1940s for use by pilots. The firm’s most iconic chronograph, the Navitimer, was introduced in 1954 and continues to be manufactured today. Another key model is the Duograph, a split-seconds chronograph that was Breitling's most prestigious wristwatch during the 1940s through '60s. Their watches are built on their reputation for precision and sturdiness.

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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. RB0137
A fine and “like-new” oversized pink gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2023
46mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$65,000 - 130,000 

Sold for HK$139,700

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2024