On September 6 at a star-studded party hosted by CEO Georges Kern at New York City’s Classic Car Club, Breitling unveiled a spectacular collection of its iconic Navitimer watches in two new, more slender sizes.
Featuring captivating mother-of-pearl dials, traceable red gold, and eco-conscious lab-grown diamonds, the breitling Navitimer 36 and Navitimer 32 made their grand entrance with the enchanting presence of actress, philanthropist, and brand ambassador Charlize Theron.
The Navitimer, born in 1952 as a pilot’s tool, has transcended its origins to become one of the most iconic and coveted timepieces in history. Often referred to as one of the greatest watches ever made, it has traditionally been on the larger side. The introduction of the breitling Navitimer 36 and Navitimer 32 versions caters perfectly to those who appreciate the charm of a smaller-diameter watch.
These new iterations feature pops of pastel shades and the distinctive beaded bezel of the Navitimer, creating timepieces with a jewellery-like allure. This infusion of elegance makes the legendary navigational watch a versatile companion for any journey.
The launch campaign, titled Navitimer – For the Journey, kicks off a series of short films featuring Breitling’s brand ambassadors sharing their stories in their own words. The lead role in this captivating film is played by Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron, who recounts her personal journey from remote South Africa to Hollywood’s international A-list.
Mr Kern aptly describes the Navitimer’s recognition factor, stating: “You can spot someone from across a room and know they are wearing a Navitimer. It’s just that recognisable. Charlize Theron so wonderfully represents this line because she too is an icon known the world over for her strength, beauty, talent, and powerful journey.”
In celebration of its 70-year history, the Navitimer has formed its own ‘Squad,’ featuring prominent figures like basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, dancer Misty Copeland, aviator Bertrand Piccard, and Charlize Theron, who serves as the face of the new models. Each member of the Navitimer Squad shares their unique journey in a series of films.
Charlize Theron reflects on her journey, saying, “My journey has always been about being up for any challenge. I traveled from South Africa to Los Angeles when I was quite young, and both that physical journey and the journey of being open-minded and ready for new experiences has served me well personally and professionally.”
For 2023, breitling Navitimer 36 and Navitimer 32 g expands its popular Navitimer collection with a pair of compact iterations. For the splashy release, the Breitling Navitimer 36 and 32 watches will be at the center of the new Navitimer – For the Journey campaign, starring Charlize Theron. Available in a multitude of metals, dial colors, and strap and bracelet choices, there’s no shortage of options for those looking for smaller and dressier versions of the Navitimer.