Academy-award winning actress Charlize Theron is Breitling’s latest ambassador as the luxury Swiss watchmaking brand introduces the Navitimer in 32mm and 36mm case sizes. The collection is populated by references in 41mm, 43mm, and 46mm sizes, which is ideal for fans who favour smaller watches.
To accompany the debut of the Navitimer 32 and 36, Breitling launched its campaign “Navitimer — For the Journey“ starring Breitling ambassador Charlize Theron who shares that she did not intend to get into acting but was rather a “ballet dancer, acting without even realising it”.
The campaign sees Theron recount her own journey across continents and the performing arts, where she showcases the versatility of the new references to suit various occasions and ensembles. From her morning meetings to a glamorous soiree, Charlize reveals her incredible journey with the Navitimer 32 and 36 in tow.
Starting out in 1952 as a navigational watch, the Navitimer is now reimagined as a more compact timepiece for everyday wear that still retains hallmarks of its history as a chronograph for pilots. The Navitimer Automatic 36 features the circular slide rule circumscribed by a beaded bidirectional bezel, and it is powered by the Breitling 17 self-winding mechanical movement with 38 hours of power reserve.
While perhaps more elegant but in no way less physically demanding than the piloting roots of the Navitimer, Charlize reflects on her own background in physical movement. “If there’s anything you learn in ballet, it’s discipline. You have to put in the hours. Telling stories for so many years using only physical movement became a huge advantage. Now, I think the two things filmmakers appreciate about me are just that: my physicality in storytelling and my work ethic,” says the actress.
The Navitimer 32, powered by the Breitling 77 thermo-compensated quartz movement, eschews the circular slide rule to give its smaller dial an uncluttered, minimalist aesthetic. Enhancing the elegance and jewellery-like appeal of the novelties are dials in pastel tones or mother-of-pearl, and precious metals such as an 18K red gold case and bracelet.
Breitling’s Navitimer began 70 years ago as a navigational timepiece for aviators. Today, it’s a symbol for all those plotting their personal journeys through life.
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