Georges Kern Donates Personal Watch On Proto Air Racer Bracelet for Revolution x The Rake Covid-19 Solidarity AuctionBy Wei Koh
Launched in 2018 the now sold out Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 PAN AM edition was created as a tribute to the Golden Age of commercial air travel. Its vivid blue and red colorway energizes the Navitime’s iconic design characterized by clear easy-to-read tri-compax chronograph layout, complimented by its signature slide rule bezel that allowed pilots to perform crucial calculations when airborne.
The watch is made unique first by the addition of the ultra-cool Air Racer bracelet and second by the fact that it is Breitling CEO Georges Kern’s personal watch. When it comes to leaders in the watch industry, they don’t come more famous or accomplished than Georges Kern, who transformed IWC from the pragmatic manufacturer of instrument watches into one of the hottest watch brands on the planet. Since 2017, he has been applying the same magic to Breitling resulting in some of the most appealing modern timepieces around – like this Navitimer. This amazing lot comes with a handwritten message from Kern, to the new owner.