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Breitling is a brand that is synonymous with aviation. Its deep history is perhaps entrenched in one of its most iconic collection: the Navitimer. First launched in 1952, the Navitimer is one of the watches that many pilots swears by – especially with its signature slide rule complication that serves as a back-up in terms of calculations in the event that flight computers were down.
The new Navitimer 8 is an interesting prospect. The collection pays homage to Huit Aviation Department, which was incepted in 1938 to produce cockpit flight instruments and classic pilot’s watches. “Huit”, which stands for 8 in French, is notably a reference to the 8 days power reserve that these flight instruments possess."