Breitling ambassadors Charlize Theron and Misty Copeland lent their star energy to the launch of two new variations of the model’s flagship Navitimer assortment Wednesday night time on the Traditional Automotive Membership in New York Metropolis. Fellow Breitling ambassadors Giannis Antetokounmpo, star ahead for the Milwaukee Bucks, and champion snowboarder Chloe Kim had been additionally readily available to rejoice the launch.
The brand new Navitimers signify a trio of firsts for the gathering, together with two new sizes — 32mm and 36mm — and mother-of-pearl dials. The launch occasion was co-hosted by Theron, an Academy-award-winning actor, and Copeland, a principal dancer for the American Ballet theatre. A troupe of 16 ABT Studio Firm dancers, accompanied by jazz drummer Eric Harland, entertained visitors.
The Navitimer launch get together, held on the eve of New York Trend Week, additionally marked the debut of Breitling’s new advertising marketing campaign for the gathering (referred to as “Navitimer — For the Journey”), which stars Theron. In it, she shares the private journey that took her from distant South Africa to the worldwide A-list. The marketing campaign is a part of a collection of intimate tales advised by Breitling’s model ambassadors in their very own phrases. Upcoming segments will embody Antetokounmpo, Copeland, and aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard.
“My journey has at all times been about being up for any problem,” says Theron. “I traveled from South Africa to Los Angeles after I was fairly younger, and each that bodily journey and the journey of being open-minded and prepared for brand spanking new experiences has served me effectively personally and professionally.”
In an interview with a small group of journalists, Theron commented that her collaboration with Breitling has made her assume extra about how she perceives time. “I feel it’s fairly exhausting to work in collaboration with an organization that manufactures how we see time and never take into consideration time, proper?” she stated. “I’ve developed a pleasant consciousness that point is essentially the most valuable factor that now we have. Nobody’s ever been on their deathbed saying like, ‘God, I want I had much less time.’”
So how is she profiting from her time? Theron spoke about her charity, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Mission (CTAOP), which works with younger individuals in Southern Africa to assist educate them on sexual and reproductive well being and gender-based violence. “The lives of girls and women within the majority of the world aren’t essentially valued,” she stated. “We’d wish to assume we’ve come a good distance on this space, however sadly, in relation to gender-based violence, we’re actually shifting backwards. Throughout COVID, there was a femicide occurring in South Africa that no person talked about. I don’t wish to be demoralized by it—I’ve two younger women, so I get up each morning nonetheless believing that we are able to make this higher and that we are able to repair this. The correlation to that work and being fortunate sufficient to work with Breitling is their understanding of our work, which actually means rather a lot to me. It’s good that we are able to form of reside on this world of luxurious after which additionally form of do not forget that there’s this different factor exterior of the bubble. And to be ready to lift consciousness of that.”
Serving to her maintain observe of her busy schedule, she wore the Breitling Navitimer 36 mm on a bracelet. The massive measurement has the long-lasting slide rule that has distinguished the model since 1953. The smaller model forgoes the slide rule for a sleeker look. The mother-of-pearl dials within the small model can be found in both pink or blue.
The 36 mm model has a beaded bezel and slide rule and is available in three stylish metallic dial colours (mint inexperienced, silver, and anthracite) or a white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond markers. There are full-gold and two-tone variations with bracelets or straps. All include the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17, offering three-hand time and computerized winding.
For a extra minimalist look, the 32 mm Navitimers characteristic the beaded bezel however not the slide rule. Dials are mother-of-pearl in pink or gentle blue, together with traditional white. The actions are Breitling Caliber 77, a supremely exact SuperQuartz motion that, as with all of Breitling’s quartz calibers, is COSC-certified. It additionally options 50-meter water resistance, spectacular for a watch this measurement.
Breitling used the launch to spotlight its accountable sourcing coverage. Each 32 mm and 36 mm variations of the Navitimer characteristic “higher diamonds” that are lab-grown and traceable to accredited producers. “Higher gold”, which is traceable to artisanal and small-scale mines that meet the Swiss Higher Gold Affiliation’s standards for social and environmental influence, is used on the gold and two-tone fashions.
Costs for the 32 mm model vary from $4,300 in metal to $22,000 in purple gold. Costs for the 36 mm model vary from $5,000 in metal to $33,000 in purple gold.
This story initially ran on Robb Report.