Breitling presented a new all-black version of its Navitimer Cosmonaute chronograph that will be issued in a worldwide 1,000-piece limited edition.
The 43 mm case of the Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is made in black steel created with a highly resistant carbon-based coating. Dial and counters share the same black colour, enhanced by luminescent indications and small red hands.
The 24-hour display is a key characteristic of the Navitimer Cosmonaute since its first version, which was worn on May 24th 1962 by Lieutenant Commander Scott Carpenter when orbiting the earth aboard the Aurora 7 capsule. In fact, the 24-hour graduation system was necessary to distinguish the day from the night while orbiting in space.
The distinctive Navitimer circular slide rule enables pilots to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation directly on the wrist.
The Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is fitted with a black rubber strap.