A fine and attractive unnumbered edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, slide rule bezel, bracelet, warranty and box, made for Swissair

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Breitling
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: AB01211B1B1A1
    Movement No: 3’271’828
    Case No: 3’271’828
    Model Name: Navitmer 1 B01 Swissair
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. B01, 47 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Breitling mesh bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breitling deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Breitling International Warranty dated 2019, instruction manuals, product literature, Attestation de Chronometer, extra Breitling crocodile strap with pin buckle, travel case, leather card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in April 2019, the Breitling Navitimer B01 Swissair features a transparent sapphire caseback with printed logo of Swissair, celebrating the former national airline of Breitling’s home country. Encased in a 43mm diameter stainless steel case is Breitling’s first in-house movement cal. B01. Achieving a milestone after 5 years of research, the cal. B01 was officially introduced to the public in 2009 as a COSC certified chronometer, and has gained a supreme iconic status in the collector’s community.

    The Navitmer B01 Swissair displays Breitling’s ritual aesthetics of the Navitimer, retaining its trademark case design as well as its slide rule bezel. The dial is vibrant with strong contrasts achieved by incorporating the flying colours of Swissair, red and white against a black background enabling a strengthened legibility of the dial.

    The present example is presented in excellent “like new” overall condition with its case retaining its unpeeled factory protective stickers and has likely never been worn. Furthermore, the present example is complete with the full set of accessories including the original warranty dated 2019, a Breitling travel case as well as an extra Breitling crocodile leather strap with its corresponding pin buckle. Paired with a stainless steel Breitling mesh bracelet, the present example is without a doubt an attractive example of the special edition model.

  • Artist Bio

    Breitling

    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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Ref. AB01211B1B1A1
A fine and attractive unnumbered edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, slide rule bezel, bracelet, warranty and box, made for Swissair

Circa 2019
43mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$32,000 - 50,000 
€3,800-6,000
$4,100-6,400

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