Breitling has recently unveiled the Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel with a new look. Fifty years after unveiling its first Navitimer Cosmonaute on Lt Commander Scott Carpenter’s wrist, the Swiss watchmaker is starting its space journey again with a new version featuring a case in blacksteel, created using highly resistant carbon-based coating. Powered by the COSC Certified (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) Breitling Caliber B02, it has retained the two characteristics from the original Cosmonaute; the manual winding system and the 24-hour display.
The dial and counters are in the same black as the case, with luminescent indications and small red hands. Staying true to its roots, the official Aurora Mercury 7 mission insignia is engraved on the back as homage to 1962 mission. Limited to just 1000-pieces Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is fitted with a black rubber strap enhancing its tech-savvy appearance. If you want a Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel, be ready to fork over $9,590.