Experiencing world history with Breitling - The Navitimer Cosmonaute & the Mercury-Atlas 7 Mission
The Breitling Cosmonaute (Ref. 809) was launched in 1962 as a special edition of the famous Navitimer and has been a member of the watch family ever since.
The useful 24-hour display was certainly the reason why American astronaut, Scott Carpenter, took the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute along with him on the historic Mercury-Atlas 7 mission. Carpenter was a loyal customer of Breitling and had come to appreciate the characteristic circular slide rule of the Breitling Navitimer before he underwent the famous Project Mercury.
After his three-orbit flight in the Aurora 7 capsule, Scott Carpenter went down in the archives of history along with his Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute.