Breitling just unveiled this totally black Navitimer Cosmonaute called Blacksteel that is limited to 1000 pieces. I am not sure if I should like it or not. What do you think?
The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute has a long tradition at Breitling. In case you don´t remember the story here in brief what should be said:
On May 24th 1962, Lt Commander Scott Carpenter orbited the earth three times aboard the Aurora 7 capsule. On his wrist was a Navitimer featuring a 24-hour graduation serving to distinguish day from a night – an absolute necessity in space. This space conquest pioneer joined the Breitling collections under the name Cosmonaute.
Now this is what Breitling told me today about the Cosmonaute Blacksteel:
50 years after its first flight in 2012, the Navitimer Cosmonaute is pursuing its odyssey in a new and highly original version featuring a case in black steel created using a highly resistant carbon-based coating. The dial and counters of this high-performance chronograph are in the same black color, enhanced by luminescent indications and small red hands.
The in-house manufacture Caliber B02, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres = Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) features two key characteristics true to the original model: a manual winding system and a 24-hour display.
The famous Navitimer circular slide rule enables pilots to perform the entire range of calculations relating to airborne navigation directly on the wrist. The engraved case back bears the official Aurora 7 mission insignia.
Issued in a numbered 1000-piece limited series, the new Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is fitted with a black rubber strap further enhancing its tech-savvy, masculine appearance.
Have a look at the new Blacksteel-edition…
And now compare it with the classical Navitimer Cosmonaute that of course will stay in the Breitling collection…
Guys, let me know what YOU think. Cool or not cool? Looking forward reading your comments…