Written by Danielle Holgate
Are you a world traveler? Do you feel more at home in hotels, international airports, and on foreign soil, than anywhere else? Does the idea of waking up in a city where you know exactly five words or less of the native language appeal to you? With all the adventures you can have traveling across the planet there is one thing you should never have to worry about; what time is it here? The Navitimer World watch by Breitling is a traveler’s dream come true.
The Breitling Navitimer World watch is 10% larger than the original Navitimer making it the largest timepiece created by Breitling. Though it is larger, it is promised to fit comfortably on your wrist. As is customary with all Navitimer watches, it comes equipped with a circular slide rule.
The number one feature that makes this watch ideal for the world trekker is that when it is in its 24-hour mode, it makes it possible to know the time somewhere else on the globe. With its easily readable second time zone hand, it takes just a passing glance to know what time it is in another global location. Another notable feature of the Navitimer World watch, ideal for a traveler, is the engraving of prominent cities’ time zones on the caseback.
The Breitling Navitimer World watch H2432212/B928 comes with these specific features:
- Case Material: 18K Rose Gold
- Case Diameter: 46.0 mm
- Case Thickness: 15.5 mm
- Dial Color: Black
- Bracelet/Strap: Brown Crocodile Leather
- Clasp Type: Deployment
- Movement: Automatic Self-Winding (caliber 24: 28800 vph, 25 Jewels, 42-hour Power Reserve)
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph, Date, Second Time Zone
- Bezel: 18K Rose Gold, Bi-Directional Rotating
- Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
- Case Back: Solid
- Water Resistant: 30m/100ft.
* Limited Edition of 500 Pieces
Pros: It’s an investment, it is practical, it does way more then just tell the time, it is still the top choice of many commercial pilots, it is water resistant.
Cons: Expensive, retails for around $21,575 and can be hard to find. Also, it appears to have limited visibility in bad lighting or at night.
Breitling’s watches are not only worn by celebrities such as, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Willis, and John Travolta, but have also been featured in over ten movies including: “007: Thunderball, “Rush Hour”, “Space Cowboys”, and “Tomb Raider”.
One of the beautiful things about a Navitimer World watch is that they give you several options to design your own timepiece. You can choose your own case, either steel or rose gold 18k. Then choose your dial; black, blue, or silver. Lastly, select your strap from the options of, a steel bracelet, or leather in the colors of brown, gold, black, or blue.