41mm Steel Navigator w/ Date (SSNAV-D)October 9, 2023 6:11 pm
The 41mm Steel Navigator w/ Date (SSNAV-D) represents the continuation of a 37-year legacy in military aviation. With the ETA F06.412 HeavyDrive-PreciDrive Quartz movement, the SSNAV-D stands out with unmatched precision, featuring accuracy of ± 10s/year. This model also exhibits a date complication – a first for any Steel Navigator since the design’s initial launch in the 1980’s. The SSNAV-D is built from 316L surgical-grade stainless steel with a screw-down crown and synthetic sapphire crystal, making it operational even when submerged to 10ATM (100m/300ft).
The refreshed case design features enhanced lug tapering, providing a comfortable fit making the SSNAV-D ideal for all-day wear. The increased height of the 12HR GMT bezel is specially designed to provide improved grip, allowing pilots to easily handle the bi-directional rotation while wearing flight gloves. The bezel also features inset-painted indices, enhancing the legibility of the markings. Self-contained tritium gas tubes on the hour markers and minute/hour hands ensure constant visibility in low-light environments.
Protecting the dial of the SSNAV-D is a highly durable sapphire crystal. This allows the watch to withstand extreme changes in air pressure – necessary for the watch’s use by military pilots at altitudes of over 35,000ft – while also providing scratch resistance and pristine clarity. The SSNAV-D is Swiss-made and Canadian-designed for premium quality and craftsmanship.
This post was written by Aaron Poor