Half a century after the first wrist chronograph was worn into space by cosmonaut Scott Carpenter, Breitling launched the elegant limited edition Navitimer Cosmonaute anniversary timepiece. Carpenter orbited our planet three times on May 24, 1962, inside the Aurora 7 capsule. During this expedition, he needed a watch that would help him keep track of day-night changes, so he chose a Breitling Navitimer watch with 24-hour graduation.
Now his remarkable accomplishment is celebrated by the watchmaker, who decided to create 1,962 outstanding timepieces in his honor. Featuring a 100% in-house movement, the watch pays tribute to the space-orbiting Navitimer by flaunting a 24-hour display and a manual winding system, plus an Aurora 7 insignia engraved on its caseback.
The 43mm case is made of steel and it can resist pressures of up to 3 bars. It features a bidirectional rotating bezel, and the black dial with silver counters can be seen clearly beneath the glareproofed sapphire crystal. The available straps are Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Air Racer (perforated), or Navitimer. With 39 jewels and 70-hour power reserve, this watch boasts a perfect combination of luxury and performance.