In a packed hangar at the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK), Breitling introduced a limited edition chronometer commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the 60th anniversary of the partnership between Breitling and AOPA.
Available with either a black leather strap for $6,500 or steel bracelet for $7,655, the Breitling Navitimer AOPA 75th Anniversary timepiece is based on their original 1954 Navitimer and like the original features a circular slide rule which allows it to perform all the calculations a pilot might need in flight.
Only 750 examples of this stunning, precision-crafted watch will be made and they are only available to AOPA members. This rare Navitimer can be ordered online at the AOPA website. You don’t need to be a pilot to join AOPA, and the basic membership is just $49 which qualifies you to own the watch. Each watch can be customized with its owner’s name and member number on the back. A significant portion of each sale will benefit the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund to help aspiring pilots reach their goal of becoming certified.
Breitling has a rich tradition of supporting aviation beginning with manufacturing on board chronographs for fighter planes in World War II. Today, in addition to their partnership with AOPA, Breitling also demonstrates their commitment to aviation through their sponsorship of precision flying teams, air races, stunt flyers and JetMan, Yves Rossy.
AOPA is the largest community of aviators and flying enthusiasts in the world and makes sure that pilots, and people who want to be, know what an amazing experience and how much fun flying can be. Founded in 1939, AOPA offers scholarships, seminars, fly-in events and other programs to make the freedom to fly easier and more secure for everyone.