Breitling Launch Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watchmakers Breitling have released a special blacksteel edition of its Navitimer Cosmonaute timepiece - the brand's first space-worn wristwatch.

Created to mark the 50th anniversay of the Navitimer Cosmonaute, the new model boasts an all black silhouette designed using a highly resistant carbon-based coating.

Featuring a manual winding system and a 24-hour display that distinguishes between day and night, the watch is powered by the Breitling Caliber B02 movement and has a 70-hour power reserve.

Other notable components include a dial and subdials drenched in black and enhanced by luminescent indicators and small red hands, an official Aurora 7 mission insignia on the watch’s caseback, and a black rubber strap.

The Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is available in a limited run of 1,000 pieces, each priced at $11320.

Breitling was founded by Léon Breitling in Bern, Switzerland in 1884.

By Paul Joseph