Taking to the skies today, Swiss watchmaker Breitling and Singapore Airlines’ omnichannel retailer KrisShop, announce the launch of two limited-edition collaboration watches, limited to 100 pieces each.
To mark the 70th anniversary of its iconic Navitimer pilot’s watch, Breitling is launching a new collaboration with Singapore Airlines and its travel retailer, KrisShop. Together, they have released two interpretations of the legendary aviation timepiece, each with a unique co-created design limited to 100 pieces.
The ‘Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition’ has Singapore Airline’s distinct shade of blue as its dial colour and its logo engraved on the crown. The ‘Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition’ features both a blue dial and a caseback engraved with the airline’s signature batik motif. The watches retail exclusively on KrisShop, under the Batik Label concept store that showcases one-of-a-kind collaborations in the intricate floral motif that has become synonymous with the airline.
NAVITIMER SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED EDITION
For 70 years, Breitling’s original pilot’s watch has been beloved by aviators and tastemakers in equal measure. Worn by an astronaut in space and the biggest stars on Earth, it is Breitling’s most iconic timepiece. This year, Breitling honoured the legend with the introduction of the new Navitimer design that captures its most classic features, while enhancing them with modern refinements.
The Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition is unmistakably a Navitimer with the circular slide rule, baton indexes, trio of chronograph counters and notched bezel for easy grip. It also features a flattened slide rule and a domed crystal to create the illusion of a more compact profile. A slimmer silhouette on the oscillating weight enhances the opencaseback view of the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. This movement is backed by a five-year warranty, provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve, and allows the wearer to change the date – now visible through a discreet window in the subdial at 6 o’clock – at any time.
The Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines Limited Edition, meanwhile, provides a selfwinding alternative to the 41 in a trimmer 38mm format without chronograph. Its Breitling 17
movement offers an approximate 38-hour power reserve and comes with a two-year warranty. It features a beaded bezel and special caseback engraving of the renowned Singapore Airlines
batik motif. Both timepieces come with an elegant stainless steel bracelet. They each feature the Singapore Airlines logo on the caseback along with the limitation number “One of 100”.
HERITAGE AND ICONS
Breitling has played a pioneering role in the development of the modern chronograph and continues to uphold the quality and craftsmanship of its 138-year heritage while producing watches designed for the here and now. Singapore Airlines is equally known for its efforts in championing local arts and culture through curated partnerships with leading brands through its travel retailer KrisShop.
Alvin Soon, President of Breitling Asia, said, “We are particularly excited to embark on this journey with Singapore Airlines and KrisShop, a partnership united by a passion for aviation and an
unwavering commitment to quality and precision. This was prominently reflected in the final product design, which we are proud to say was a truly collaborative effort between Breitling’s
design department, pilots from Singapore Airlines and the KrisShop team.”
Chris Pok, Chief Executive Officer of KrisShop, said, “We’ve always taken pride in being a heritagerich, local label, and feel strongly about bringing our crafts and capabilities to the rest of the
world. The output of this collaboration epitomises the distinct traits associated with the wider Singapore brand, which include quality, expertise and innovation. We are honoured to work with Breitling on this project and are excited to see how it resonates with our local and international customers.”