When it comes to Milan Fashion Week, it’s not just high-end clothing that takes the spotlight; it’s also about watches. Breitling, in its dazzling Milan boutique, has given us the chance to get hands-on with two new versions of their wildly popular Navitimer collection. Let’s dive into the world of the Breitling Navitimer 36 and 32 and see what all the buzz is about.
Breitling’s latest offerings, the Navitimer 36 and 32, are exquisite timepieces that blend style, versatility and sustainability, making them a surefire hit with watch enthusiasts around the globe. These watches are designed for those who desire smaller, dressier versions of the iconic Navitimer, known for its distinctive beaded bezels. They ditch the chronograph complication in favor of a sleek, time-only display, making them perfect for everyday wear. The Navitimer 36 retains the signature bi-directional slide rule, while the Navitimer 32 opts for a simpler bi-directional minute/seconds track on the dial periphery. Both watches are comfortable on the wrist, with the larger Navitimer measuring 36mm in diameter, 11.42mm in thickness, and 41.77mm lug-to-lug, while the smaller Navitimer measures 32mm in diameter, 8mm in thickness, and 37.52mm lug-to-lug.
The 32 offers a more delicate wearing experience, while the 36 suits just about everyone, from those seeking an elegant timepiece to women wanting a bit more wrist presence. Breitling offers these Navitimers in stainless steel, red gold, and two-tone steel and red gold variations. The steel models come with an array of dial colors, including mint green, silver, and anthracite, all featuring baton-style indexes. On the other hand, the red gold and two-tone editions boast white mother-of-pearl dials adorned with diamond hour markers. And here’s a gem, check out the gray dial in the 36; it retains the sporty vibes of the bigger Navitimer while the more compact size makes it an excellent daily driver with a dial perfect for any occasion, delivering an elegant yet robust feeling.
Under the hood of the latest Navitimer 36 watches, you’ll find the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17 automatic movement, providing a reliable 38-hour power reserve. These watches aren’t just really good, they’re practical too, featuring cambered sapphire crystals protecting the dials and screw-down case backs guarding the movements. Though they offer a water resistance of only 30 meters, they’re built to withstand everyday adventures. Meanwhile, the Navitimer 32 is powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 77 SuperQuartz movement, offering precision and reliability. These watches are water-resistant to 50 meters, making them ready for your everyday challenges.
Breitling is all in when it comes to sustainability, and it shows in the materials used for the Navitimer 36 and 32 watches. The diamonds in these timepieces are lab-grown and traceable to accredited producers who adhere to the SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard. Additionally, the precious metal versions feature “better gold”, traceable to artisanal and small-scale mines that meet the Swiss Better Gold Association’s criteria for social and environmental impact. By 2025, the brand aims to have 100% of its gold certified. Watches featuring these ethical materials are labelled as “Origins,” providing proof of their product integrity.
Breitling has been consistently broadening its offerings for female clientele since a change in management in 2017. The Navitimer 36 and 32 watches continue this trend, offering various sizes, materials, functions, and designs to choose from. These timepieces are poised to attract new customers and introduce them to Breitling’s diverse collection of captivating watches.
For those eyeing the latest Breitling Navitimer 36 automatic watches, prices range from 4.900€ for steel and leather models to 32.000€ for full gold models. On the other hand, the Breitling Navitimer 32 quartz watches come in at prices ranging from 4.100€ to 21.000€, depending on the materials and strap choices. Breitling’s Navitimer 36 and 32 watches are all about style, sustainability, and versatility, making them a must-have for watch enthusiasts in 2023 and beyond.