With limited edition Navitimer Cosmonaute, Breitling replica celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first wrist chronograph to have traveled to space. On May 24, 1962, a Breitling Navitimer replica watches chronograph was the first pulse instrument to conquer the space, accompanying the Aurora 7 mission. To celebrate the fifty years of this historic feat, the brand puts into orbit a new Navitimer Cosmonaute, Equipped with a high-performance manufacturing movement, fully designed and manufactured in its workshops.
This limited series of 1962 exemplars is distinguished by the 24-hour display and the manual chord – two homage to the 1962 chronograph – and the Aurora 7 mission symbol engraved on the bottom of the box. Thus, the legend Navitimer Cosmonaute continues.
Space baptism | In the early sixties, the conquest of space was a matter of dispute between the superpowers. The Americans have launched the Mercury Program, designed to develop manned flights. They seek an efficient, accurate and reliable chronograph, capable of withstanding extraordinary conditions. They then turn to replica Breitling, a provider of world aviation and a privileged partner in important aeronautical events. The Navitimer, a pilots cult replica watch, created in 1952, with its famous circular slide rule that allowed all operations related to air navigation, was established as an ideal instrument to overcome this challenge. He faces all adversities successfully.
On May 24, 1962, Lieutenant Commander Scott Carpenter makes three orbits around the Earth aboard the Aurora 7 capsule. On his wrist, a Navitimer endowed with a 24-hour graduation that distinguishes day of the night – a Need in space. Mission Accomplished. For Breitling replica watches, it was a new consecration, and this pioneer of space conquest quickly entered the collections of the brand with the name Cosmonaute.