If you ask me which collection could perfectly represent Breitling, my answer is Navitimer. If you ask which model of Navitimer is most legendary, my answer is Cosmonaute. Many watch lovers are not familiar with Cosmonaute. However, in fact, it was the world’s first chronograph model entering space which was earlier than Omega.
On May 24, 1962, Scott Carpenter, the American astronaut drove the “Aurora 7” space capsule successfully circled the earth 3 times, and the watch he wore was just the 24-hour indication Breitling Navitimer which allowed him to distinguish the day time from night time easily. Then the accurate copy Breitling became the first watch entering the space in the world.
My Breitling was the one released in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that first Cosmonaute model. The stainless steel case fake Breitling Navitimer inherited the two main features of the original model: the manual-winding movement and 24-hour indication. The timepiece is designed to be very sophisticated, which looks much more beautiful than the images on pictures, meanwhile, it performs precisely and reliably.