From the moment the Boeing 747 first taxied onto the runway in 1969, the original jumbo jet was destined to change the face of air travel.
A little before then, in 1952, the Navitimer by Breitling was originally conceived for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). With its defining circular slide rule that could perform all in-flight calculations, it went on to become the de facto pilot’s watch throughout the golden age of civil aviation.
Today, as Boeing gets ready to deliver the last 747, Breitling commemorates the revolutionaries with a special edition Navitimer, limited to 747 pieces. Featuring the AOPA logo at the 12 o’clock position, the dial carries the iconic cream shade of the original Boeing 747 and features black sub-dials and a red-and-white slide rule with blue accents. The watch also includes an integrated date window at 6 o’clock and sits comfortably on either a black alligator leather strap or a seven-row metal bracelet.
The caseback is open and reveals the stunning Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 that offers 70 hours of power reserve that is backed by a five-year warranty. The caseback will also feature special engravings—“One of 747” and “The Original Jumbo Jet”—as a poignant tribute to an aircraft that, in more than a half century of service, opened the skies and changed the way we travel.
If you are looking to fly in the queen of the skies, you have to do it with the new Breitling Navitimer Boeing 747 on your wrist.