As the last of the legendary 747 rolls off the production line at Boeing, Breitling is launching a limited-edition Navitimer celebrating this “queen of the skies” that once revolutionized air travel. From the moment it first taxied onto the runway in 1969, the Boeing 747 was destined to change the face of air travel. The original jumbo jet, it had two aisles and two decks, could carry double the passengers of the next-largest jetliner and fly more than 5000 nautical miles. The 1,574th – and last – Boeing 747 will be delivered this year.
The new Navitimer Boeing 747 features the AOPA logo at 12 o’clock, representing its heritage as a pilot’s chronograph. The colors on the dial echo those of the original Boeing 747, captured in a cream dial with black subdials and red-and-white slide rule with blue accents. The “Boeing 747” name is subtly integrated into the slide rule’s inner scale. The watch also features an integrated date window at 6 o’clock. It is available on a black alligator leather strap or seven-row metal bracelet.
The open caseback reveals the Swiss brand’s genuine caliber Breitling 01, which carries a COSC chronometer certificate. This movement offers approximately 70 hours of power reserve and is backed by a five-year warranty. The caseback contains the special engravings “One of 747” and the phrase “The Original Jumbo Jet”.
Pricing for the Breitling Navitimer Boeing 747 is marked at $8,750 for the execution on a leather strap. The retail price for the metal bracelet is marked at $9,100.
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