Breitling Unveils The Navitimer B12 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition Watch

Breitling reimagines the iconic Cosmonaute for their 140th anniversary celebration.


Remember that time, back in ’62, when astronaut Scott Carpenter rocked a tricked-out Breitling Navitimer into space? Not only did Carpenter make history as the second American in orbit, but his watch, the legendary Cosmonaute, became the first Swiss timepiece to ever see the cosmos. Fast forward to 2024, and Breitling’s celebrating their 140th anniversary. To mark this milestone and pay homage to that history-making space trip, they’re bringing back the Cosmonaute in the form of the new Navitimer B12 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition. A watch that’s ready for your own cosmic adventures (or, you know, daily errands).

This commemorative Cosmonaute features a sleek 41mm x 13.6mm case built from 18k red gold. Think James Bond suave meets astronaut chic. The polished finish plays nicely against the deep green dial, creating a contrast that’s both sophisticated and, well, out-of-this-world.

Speaking of the dial, it’s a green wonderland with black subdials sporting cool concentric circle grooves for added depth. Gold hands and markers ensure you can tell time at a glance, even if you’re, say, weightless.

Inside the case ticks the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B12, a self-winding chronograph movement that’s basically a tiny, super-accurate engine. It keeps the watch running for an astounding 70 hours, so you don’t have to worry about winding it every night.

Secured to the wrist with a sophisticated black alligator leather strap, the Breitling Navitimer B12 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute Limited Edition is a true collector’s item. Limited to only 250 pieces and priced at €21,500 (US$22,000).