Breitling teams up with Mr Porter for a limited edition Navitimer Aviator 8

Breitling teams up with Mr Porter for a limited edition Navitimer Aviator 8

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

A very special Navitimer timepiece is launching to inaugurate the partnership between Breitling and Mr Porter

Shopping destination: Mr Porter. Shopping target: Breitling.

That's right, the aviation-led watch manufacture is now coming to a URL near you (a shift to online retail that seems to be on the uptick for watches and jewellery). To celebrate this newly minted partnership will be a new limited edition Navitimer Aviation 8, making its drop alongside a curated selection of 31 timepieces from Breitling's iconic product families such as the Superocean, Chronomat, and Professional.

Spelled out in full as the Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition, this exclusive timepiece is a superlative piece of horology within which ticks the Breitling Manufacture Calibre B01, one of the world's finest mechanical watch movements. A COSC-certified chronometre with a sense of style that befits the Mr Porter aesthetic, the watch is dressed in sleek silver with contrasting small seconds subdials in anthracite. A distinctly grooved, satin-brushed bezel inked with indexes and Arabic numerals finishes the iconic Navitimer Aviator profile, accompanied by classic brown leather straps.

Breitling Navitimer Aviator 8

On this stylish collab and a working relationship with Mr Porter, Breitling CEO Georges Kern says: "Breitling and Mr Porter share common values of quality, exclusivity, and an affinity for exceptional products, which makes us proud to partner with the leading online retail destination for men's style. This is an important step in Breitling's omni­channel strategy and perfectly fits our digital vision to offer a unique brand experience to a broader audience around the globe."

The Navitimer Aviator 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Limited Edition is limited to 1000 pieces, available exclusively on Mr Porter from 4 June, and in Breitling boutiques and select Breitling retailers worldwide from July.