Breitling presents the Navitimer B01 “S&S 10th Anniversary”
Breitling unveiled a luxurious version of its flagship chronograph to mark the 12th month of the establishment of S&S Group, a luxury retailer that represents manufacturers from Rolls-Royce to Richard Mille in Vietnam. The debut of the Navitimer B01 “S&S 10th Anniversary” limited edition coincides with the opening of Breitling’s boutique in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
Following on from the Singapore Airlines version launched in the past 12 months, it should come as no surprise that Breitling has launched another version of its iconic chronograph that highlights its focus on Southeast Asia. But instead of just changing the color, as usual, Breitling has adopted mother-of-pearl for the dial, a rare material but one that lends a luxurious touch to otherwise practical pilot high quality fake watches.
The mother-of-pearl dial immediately sets it apart from the usual Navitimers, especially the crimson gold case. Perhaps one element missing is the retailer’s logo on the dial, an element that may once again evoke the potentially mesmerizing dual signature dials found in classic watches.
The S&S Navitimer costs only a little more than the regular rose gold manufactured model, which has a plain cream dial. This improvement is largely due to the mother-of-pearl dial and seems to be directly proportional to the improvement in the dial material.
The tenth anniversary
This Navitimer edition celebrates the tenth 12-month anniversary of S&S Group, established in 2013 as Richard Mille‘s only true retailer in Vietnam. The company has since expanded to include watchmakers such as Bovet and Audemars Piguet, and has diversified into car brands such as McLaren, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce.
This chronograph is a variant of the Navitimer B01 launched in 2022. It features a vintage-inspired design with the winged AOPA logo at 12, an ode to the unique Navitimer, the official timepiece of the Plane House owners and Pilots Affiliation (AOPA).
Nonetheless, the main function of this timepiece is its cloud-inspired blue mother-of-pearl dial, which provides a visual contrast to the white dials. Modeled after Breitling, the dial impresses with the tagline “The sky has no limits,” symbolizing the partnership between the Grünchen-based model and the Vietnamese retailer.
Other than the dial color, the dial design is the same as the regular Navitimer model, with the familiar slider bezel and date at six o’clock.
Case in 18k red gold with a diameter of 41 mm and an extra length of 13.6 mm. Inside is Caliber 01, a model whose in-house chronograph movement includes a column wheel and vertical clutch while offering a 70-hour power reserve.
Breitling Navitimer B01 “S&S tenth Anniversary” Limited Edition Ref. RB01392A1C1P1
Diameter: 41 mm Top: 13.6 mm Material: 18k Deep Red Gold Crystal: Sapphire Water Resistance: 30 m
Movement: Breitling Caliber 01 Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph Winding: Automatic Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) Power reserve: 70 hours
Strap: Alligator leather strap with folding clasp