A brand new limited edition stainless steel chronometer certified manual winding 43mm case size gentlemans Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (AB021012.BB59) featuring a black Arabic numeral dial with silver sub dials housing a date aperture in between 4 & 5 O'clock and a red pointed chronograph seconds hand surrounded by a silver bi-directional inner slide rule bezel. This particular watch comes on a black leather Breitling strap with a pin buckle clasp.
This particular Navitimer Cosmonaute is limited to only 1,962 pieces worldwide.
On May 24th 1962, Scott Carpenter orbited the Earth three times aboard the Aurora 7 capsule. On his wrist was a Navitimer with a 24-hour graduation – a vital necessity in distinguishing day from night. It thus became the first wrist chronograph to travel in space. Having entered the Breitling collections under the name Cosmonaute, this pioneer in the sphere of space conquest has since been equipped with a Manufacture Breitling movement featuring manual winding and a 24-hour display – two tributes to the original 1962 chronograph. It is also pursuing its odyssey in an exclusive and technical all black-clad version, a 1,000-piece limited series named Navitimer Cosmonaute “Blacksteel”.