On May 24th, 1962, the American astronaut Scott Carpenter successfully drove three orbits around the world with the Aurora 7 spacecraft. At that time, he was wearing a Breitling Navitimer with a 24-hour scale that could easily recognize day and night. This ability to distinguish between day and night is indispensable for space navigation. This world’s first chronograph watch that traveled in space was later named Cosmonaute by Breitling. Related Breitling Navitimer replica watches.
The high-intensity carbonized black case, dial and accumulator have the same dark night-like black, luminous hour scale and delicate red pointer make it more eye-catching and charming. The watch is equipped with a Breitling B02 caliber certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC), inheriting the two main characteristics of the 1962 legendary watch: 24-hour display and manual winding. The bezel is equipped with Breitling Aviation Chronograph’s famous circular flight slider, which allows all the calculations needed for flight navigation in the wrist. On the back cover, there is a finely engraved “Aurora 7” task badge, which is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel with black rubber strap, more solid appearance and technical style.
Movement: Breitling self-made B02 movement, Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC), manual winding, high frequency (28,800 per hour), 39 jewels. Power reserve reaches more than 70 hours. Accurate timing up to 1/4 second, 30 minutes and 12 hours accumulator. Calendar display. Case: Black steel, limited to 1,000. Water resistance 30 meters (3 bar), two-way rotating bezel flying slider, arched sapphire crystal mirror, double-sided anti-glare treatment. Diameter: 43 mm. Face plate: black. Strap: Black Ocean Racer rubber strap.