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Navitimer Cosmonaute

ab021012/bb59-ss

Mens watch | Manual Wind movement

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Watch Specifications

Brand Breitling
Series Navitimer Cosmonaute
Model Number ab021012/bb59-ss
Size Mens
Case Material Stainless Steel
Dial Color Black
Bracelet/Strap Stainless Steel Polished
Clasp Folding Clasp With Safety Latch
Movement Manual Wind - Chronometer
Bezel Bi-Directional Rotating
Screw-down Crown No
Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Case Back Solid
Water Resistance 30m/99ft.
Diameter 43mm
Case Thickness 13.85mm

Watch Description

LIMITED & NUMBERED EDITION OF 1962 PIECES!Commemorating Scott Carpenter's extraordinary accomplishment of orbiting the earth 3 times aboard the Aurora 7 capsule - this happened on May 24, 1962. The watch of choice that Mr. Carpenter wore was a Navitimer with a 24 Hour dial - which was necessary as in space there is no night or day. The watch helped distinguish between AM & PM back on earth. Black Dial with Silver Sub-Dials, Luminous Painted Hands & Arabic Numeral Hour Markers.This watch Features:

Polished finished stainless steel case.

Solid black dial with silver sub-dials

The time displayed in 24 hour mode (the hour hand makes 1 full rotation in a 24 hour period) - this feature was designed for space travel. Since day & night is meaningless in space Breitling developed a watch that tells time in 24 hour this help prevent the astronaut from getting confused between AM & PM.

Painted luminous Index & Arabic numeral hour markers.

Polished steel hands with luminous fill.

Printed seconds & fractions of seconds track.

Chronograph/Stopwatch functions:

Large central red seconds counter, capable of keeping time up to 1/4th of a second.

30 minute sub-dial counter located at the 3 o'clock position.

12 hour counter sub-dial located at the 6 o'clock position.

Small running seconds sub-dial located at the 9 o'clock position.

Fitted with a bi-directional turning bezel which control the "Slide Rule" aka "Navigation Computer". The Slide-Rule complication can compute different airborne calculations such as fuel consumption, climbing times & converting miles into nautical miles or kilometers.

Date window displayed between the 4 & 5 o'clock position.

Case back features the Aurora 7 capsule insignia.

Breitling in-house manufactured Manual-Wound Caliber 02, beats at 28,800 vph, contains 39 Jewels & has an approximate power reserve of 70+ hours.

This watch is also known as:
ab021012bb59, ab021012/bb59/447a

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