By Gary Bedrosian and Greg Bedrosian Beyond The Dial is pleased to welcome mathematician, aerospace enthusiast, and physicist, Gary Bedrosian, PhD to assist the watch enthusiast community with a deep dive into the slide rule instructions for the Breitling Navaitimer. Gary also happens to be my father and it was truly special to collaborate with… Read more »
The Skinny It’s iconic. It’s complicated. It’s the Breitling Navitimer. Without a doubt, the Navitimer is Breitling’s flagship model. When you think of Breitling, an image of the circular slide rule bezel surrounding three subdials is the first thing likely to pop into your head. My dad and I always talk about space and aviation…. Read more »
Breitling might not be the first brand that you would consider when shopping for a sports watch with aquatic competence. Retailing at a price point that is similar to the Tudor Black Bay ($3,800 bracelet) and the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ($4,400 bracelet), the Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 has some serious competition. The often overlooked, the Superocean Automatic is worthy to be included in the conversation. Here’s why:
The most obvious design feature on these watches is the slide rule bezel. While its layout is identical to the Breitling Navitimer’s, the Hamiltons feature more precise details, like markers to more easily calculate speed, distance and fuel usage.