What’s cooler than being cool? ICE BLUE! The people have spoken and made it clear that Ice Blue dials are in. When Breitling announced the ice blue Chronomat in Summer 2021, the watch world went nuts. Since then, the clamor for light blue dial watches has only increased in ferocity with the Tiffany Nautilus, Omega x Swatch Mission to Uranus, and even Breitling’s own Top Time Triumph LE lighting up the internet. So, watch fans should rejoice at the news of the all-new Breitling B01 Navitimer Chronographs which include two all-new references featuring the iciest dials around.
Situated in a thinner case than previous versions, the new Ice Blue 2022 Navitimers are available in a 43mm size on either strap or bracelet. Black subdials and a bidirectional slide rule bezel ensure a high-contrast look while the date feature has been moved from the controversial 4:30 spot and newly integrated as part of the 6 o’clock subdial. Additionally, the Breitling logo has been updated from Brietling’s cursive “B”, to the famous Breitling wings and the second-hand has also been cleaned up with a more streamlined shape. Finally, the crown and pushers have undergone a slight adjustment, with a slightly more onion-shaped crown and smaller, flatter pushers.
All-in, the Ice Breitling B01 Navitimer Chronographs might be the answer to watch fans prayers for a high-end, non-limited edition light blue dial option.
For 2022, Breitling has redesigned its iconic Navitimer Chronograph watch, which for decades has been a staple of high-end tool timepieces originally designed for commercial airline pilots in the early 1950s. The Navitimer has seen countless iterations over the years and is one of the world’s most recognized luxury sports watches. It has not, however, experienced a recent makeover under Breitling’s current stewardship by Georges Kern. The updated Breitling Navitimer for 2022 is known officially as the Navitimer B01 Chronograph and comes in three case sizes with a variety of different dial options, many of which have never been offered in a Navitimer watch before. The aBlogtoWatch team was able to go hands-on with all of the new Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph watches and below is our take on this modern version of a timeless classic.
The new for 2022 Breitling B01 Navitimer Chronographs comes just in time for the 70th anniversary of the original Navitimer from 1952. The collection is as dazzling and handsome as ever, while Breilting hopes the invigorated new colors and styling will help the thinking person’s tool watch appeal to a more general luxury audience. There are no fewer than 15 new versions available at launch, and the full pricing for all of the latest Breitling B01 Chronograph watches is below: