The Breitling Navitimer was launched almost seventy years ago in 1952; and enjoys cult status until today.
Originally created for pilots and aviation fans, its famous slide rule bezel can still be a mystery to the average watch user, but that has never stopped them from loving the Navitimer. The well-proportioned, vintage aesthetic of the Navitimer has gained fans the world over – even in Hollywood.
Let’s check out the stars who love their Breitling Navitimer.
The veteran stand-up comedian, actor, and producer spends a lot of time on stage, so his Breitling Navitimer timepiece gets a lot of airtime. The 38, 41, and 43 mm case sizes of the Navitimer sit comfortably on the wrist and can go with casual to semi-formal ensembles.
The comedian has been a Breitling aficionado for decades; and continues to wear the brand almost exclusively. He has almost every style of Breitling in his collection, which we covered here, but the Navitimer has received the most exposure. He has worn it many times on Seinfeldand in his latest Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
The classic, black dial, 3-6-9 layout Breitling Navitimer 01 is one of its most recognizable models. Producer Simon Cowell and actor Kurt Russell are also fans of this style.
John is best known for his movies Saturday Night Fever and the cult classic Pulp Fiction, but outside of his life as a box-office actor, he’s actually a skilled pilot. He got his license at age 22, and continues to fly from time to time, even owning a property that has its own runway.
As a pilot and a global icon, John is a fitting choice for Breitling, especially for the truly iconic aviation watch that is the Navitimer.
The actor and producer is a huge fan of Breitling watches and has been spotted wearing the Navitimer on many occasions. The stainless steel bracelet is another take on the Navitimer, giving it a dressier and more refined look that’s perfect for more formal occasions.
PHOTO CREDITS: John Travolta from Zimbio.com / Dave Chapelle from Forums.Watchuseek.com / Jerry Seinfeld from his own Instagram account / Simon Cowell from Coolspotters.com / Jeff Bridges from Instagram