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realnavitimer

The Real Navitimer Frédéric - Navi carrier, pilot watch collector, occasional panerista and the man behind #navifriday
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The Real Navitimer
Once more, #navifriday is here and today, we reminisce good ol’ Swissair with this great capsule collection piece. While the equally awesome TWA version and the very blue PanAm watch are all about bringing a fresh fun new look to the Navi, this one here hits as close to home for Breitling as it does for Swissair. The black and red theme is very much in character with the vibe of some great pieces Breitling made in the 70ies. Especially with a view to that very 70ies feel though, one has to wonder how in the back of the watch, you can find the logo Swissair gave itself for its 50th anniversary in 1981, a time when unlike during the 70ies, Breitling was not really releasing anything of notice, setting itself up instead for its rebirth in 1984.
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20 245 April 2019
Once more, #navifriday is here and today, we reminisce good ol’ swissair with this great capsule collection piece. while the equally awesome twa version and the very blue panam watch are all about bringing a fresh fun new look to the navi, this one here hits as close to home for breitling as it does for swissair. the black and red theme is very much in character with the vibe of some great pieces breitling made in the 70ies. especially with a view to that very 70ies feel though, one has to wonder how in the back of the watch, you can find the logo swissair gave itself for its 50th anniversary in 1981, a time when unlike during the 70ies, breitling was not really releasing anything of notice, setting itself up instead for its rebirth in 1984.
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#capsulecollection #twa #navitimer #baselworld2019 .
#aviator8 #navitimer1 #navitimer01 #squadonamission #watchfam #watchoftheday #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks #wotd #fliegerfriday #pilotswatch #pilotlife #pilotlifestyle #pilot #breitlingb01 #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #wristgame #navifriday #navisquad #pilotchrono #chronograph #hodinkee #breitlingsquad #legendaryfuture
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The Real Navitimer
So to top off this weekend off, here goes another favorite from Breitling’s Baselworld offering. I have to say, whatever you may think about the releases, personally there are several I really liked a lot, one has got to appreciate the energy @georgeskern and his team at  @breitling are infusing into a watch industry that otherwise feels increasingly tired and uninspired. With the scarcity play of Rolex becoming almost self deprecating and imitators like AP feeling this approach turn on them, it’s new, fresh and original designs like this @norton.motorcycles piece (for me the best expression of the Premier so far) that really give me hope for the future... Pair that with what the LVMH brands and IWC are doing with customer experiences and the path may well be brighter than it looks :)
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18 284 March 2019
So to top off this weekend off, here goes another favorite from breitling’s baselworld offering. i have to say, whatever you may think about the releases, personally there are several i really liked a lot, one has got to appreciate the energy @georgeskern and his team at @breitling are infusing into a watch industry that otherwise feels increasingly tired and uninspired. with the scarcity play of rolex becoming almost self deprecating and imitators like ap feeling this approach turn on them, it’s new, fresh and original designs like this @norton.motorcycles piece (for me the best expression of the premier so far) that really give me hope for the future... pair that with what the lvmh brands and iwc are doing with customer experiences and the path may well be brighter than it looks :)
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#breitlingpremier #premierstyle #premier #navitimer #navitimer1 #navitimer01 #squadonamission #bentley #watchfam #watchoftheday #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks #wotd #fliegerfriday #pilotswatch #pilotlife #pilotlifestyle #pilot #breitlingb01 #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #wristgame #navifriday #navisquad #pilotchrono #chronograph #hodinkee #breitlingsquad #legendaryfuture
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The Real Navitimer
It’s NaviFriday and what a gem we have today! To be honest with you, this was my absolute favorite release this year. Perhaps the first gold watch I’m ever really in for, but boy do I like this one! Hope you like it too and wish you a great weekend ✈️ .
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#capsulecollection #twa #navitimer #baselworld2019 .
#aviator8 #navitimer1 #navitimer01 #squadonamission #watchfam #watchoftheday #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks #wotd #fliegerfriday #pilotswatch #pilotlife #pilotlifestyle #pilot #breitlingb01 #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #wristgame  #navifriday #navisquad #pilotchrono #chronograph #hodinkee #breitlingsquad #legendaryfuture
79 386 March 2019
It’s navifriday and what a gem we have today! to be honest with you, this was my absolute favorite release this year. perhaps the first gold watch i’m ever really in for, but boy do i like this one! hope you like it too and wish you a great weekend ✈️ .
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#capsulecollection #twa #navitimer #baselworld2019 .
#aviator8 #navitimer1 #navitimer01 #squadonamission #watchfam #watchoftheday #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks #wotd #fliegerfriday #pilotswatch #pilotlife #pilotlifestyle #pilot #breitlingb01 #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #wristgame #navifriday #navisquad #pilotchrono #chronograph #hodinkee #breitlingsquad #legendaryfuture
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The Real Navitimer
So, the big one then, literally and figuratively, as it’s both a large piece and essentially an entirely new release... what do you think about it? Personally, I think @breitling are onto something here. Clearly, the intent is an accessible, rugged volume piece, but to my eyes, there’s more than the obvious in this: an excellent opportunity. Yes commercial sense says this needs to be profitable at around 4K and has to have a date window. But my collectors mind would note that there’s something else here, that really puts this watch on the verge of going from a great volume seller, to something that could become iconic. See if you’re going to do a dive bezel, you’re inevitably entering a world where everything is benchmarked against a Submariner... to differentiate favorably is essential to being relevant in this game. Obviously, the main differentiator here is the great watch you get for the price, and that’s fine. But it’s hard to build a legacy on price. Where I see much more perspective though, is another aspect: these numerals. No Sub since the Explorer dial has had numerals. They hence present a great opportunity to bring a distinctive character to a round dive bezel watch design. And here, I mean just look at them! Are they not especially charming? I have to say I really like them, slightly oversized, held back enough to be correct and elegant, but playful enough to give the dial spirit and spice. In connection with the beautifully clean background, these numerals really give this otherwise very correct but not fundamentally groundbreaking watch a totally new and strong personality! I think @breitling should really celebrate these numerals on future releases of this watch, both by making them in white gold (or blued steel on the silver dial) and by using them in the PR materials (like Panerai does to great effect). Also, 12-3-6-9 no date would be a brave step to make the design even stronger. Should really be considered, even if in just one of several versions (can’t be that hard to do, can it?). You’re onto something here @georgeskern and design team, something you can make into a brand icon of its own if you put the miles in over the next 5-6 years.
28 284 March 2019
So, the big one then, literally and figuratively, as it’s both a large piece and essentially an entirely new release... what do you think about it? personally, i think @breitling are onto something here. clearly, the intent is an accessible, rugged volume piece, but to my eyes, there’s more than the obvious in this: an excellent opportunity. yes commercial sense says this needs to be profitable at around 4k and has to have a date window. but my collectors mind would note that there’s something else here, that really puts this watch on the verge of going from a great volume seller, to something that could become iconic. see if you’re going to do a dive bezel, you’re inevitably entering a world where everything is benchmarked against a submariner... to differentiate favorably is essential to being relevant in this game. obviously, the main differentiator here is the great watch you get for the price, and that’s fine. but it’s hard to build a legacy on price. where i see much more perspective though, is another aspect: these numerals. no sub since the explorer dial has had numerals. they hence present a great opportunity to bring a distinctive character to a round dive bezel watch design. and here, i mean just look at them! are they not especially charming? i have to say i really like them, slightly oversized, held back enough to be correct and elegant, but playful enough to give the dial spirit and spice. in connection with the beautifully clean background, these numerals really give this otherwise very correct but not fundamentally groundbreaking watch a totally new and strong personality! i think @breitling should really celebrate these numerals on future releases of this watch, both by making them in white gold (or blued steel on the silver dial) and by using them in the pr materials (like panerai does to great effect). also, 12-3-6-9 no date would be a brave step to make the design even stronger. should really be considered, even if in just one of several versions (can’t be that hard to do, can it?). you’re onto something here @georgeskern and design team, something you can make into a brand icon of its own if you put the miles in over the next 5-6 years.
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The Real Navitimer
What can I say, it’s blue watch Monday and as you may have seen in our post from the show floor, there was one blue watch we loved in particular... Especially as it’s part of the way into a wonderful combo for the two of us (swipe for more) ✈️.
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#breitling @ #baselworld2019 #bluewatchmonday .
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17 275 March 2019
What can i say, it’s blue watch monday and as you may have seen in our post from the show floor, there was one blue watch we loved in particular... especially as it’s part of the way into a wonderful combo for the two of us (swipe for more) ✈️.
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#breitling @ #baselworld2019 #bluewatchmonday .
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The Real Navitimer
With #baselworld2019 in the rear view mirror, it’s now time for some pictures. And we begin... with this. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to what is officially the hardest watch to photograph... in the world. This dial is so special though, that I wouldn’t wanna have it any other way.
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14 243 March 2019
With #baselworld2019 in the rear view mirror, it’s now time for some pictures. and we begin... with this. welcome ladies and gentlemen to what is officially the hardest watch to photograph... in the world. this dial is so special though, that i wouldn’t wanna have it any other way.
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#breitlingpremier #premierstyle #premier #navitimer #navitimer1 #navitimer01 #squadonamission #bentley #watchfam #watchoftheday #hypebeast #hypebeastkicks #wotd #fliegerfriday #pilotswatch #pilotlife #pilotlifestyle #pilot #breitlingb01 #watchesofinstagram #watchporn #wristgame #navifriday #navisquad #pilotchrono #chronograph #hodinkee #breitlingsquad #legendaryfuture
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Now if you’ve been wondering what this posting marathon is all about, I’ve been testing techniques to make original shots with as little lighting gear as possible, and in as little time as possible... on the go... as you would need to do, if you only had a few minutes to snap a new release for the #watchfam on here. In that effort, here’s one we hadn’t seen in a bit for a quick cameo #oris #diver65 #orisbronze .
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8 179 March 2019
Now if you’ve been wondering what this posting marathon is all about, i’ve been testing techniques to make original shots with as little lighting gear as possible, and in as little time as possible... on the go... as you would need to do, if you only had a few minutes to snap a new release for the #watchfam on here. in that effort, here’s one we hadn’t seen in a bit for a quick cameo #oris #diver65 #orisbronze .
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#baselworld2019 #orisdiver #oriswatches #watchoftheday #watchesofinstagram #wotd #watchfam #submariner #bronzo #bronzewatches #bronzediver #orisbronze #carlbrashear #hypebeast #bae #seduzione #watchporn #coolswag #limitededition #hotstuff #wristcandy #legendaryfuture #meandmyiwc #divewatch
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In the interest of adding some variety to the #baselworld2019 leadup marathon, how ‘bout a quick dive into the beautiful dimensionality of Panerai’s P1000. Panerai’s finishes may be simple, but they really look fantastic, at that price point, not something that’s exactly usual. Personally one of the aspects I like most about the brand and one I hope @jm.pontroue will perpetuate both in spirit and in actual execution.
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Oh and yes, you’re absolutely right, that is indeed a pink strap... I’m blessed with a girl who wears Panerais, what can I say 😃.
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#panerai
9 242 March 2019
In the interest of adding some variety to the #baselworld2019 leadup marathon, how ‘bout a quick dive into the beautiful dimensionality of panerai’s p1000. panerai’s finishes may be simple, but they really look fantastic, at that price point, not something that’s exactly usual. personally one of the aspects i like most about the brand and one i hope @jm.pontroue will perpetuate both in spirit and in actual execution.
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oh and yes, you’re absolutely right, that is indeed a pink strap... i’m blessed with a girl who wears panerais, what can i say 😃.
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