Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy,Breitling Navitimer Replica Watches

This week we will be covering a watch with more than a few ups and downs in its history: the Breitling Navitimer. It has been loved and shunned, shut down and revived, but today stands strong as a modern series of an iconic watch. Launched in 1952 specifically for pilots as an evolution of the 1942 Chronomat, the Navitimer 806 soon became the official watch of the AOPA, a rather well-known aeronautical association. In 1969, the Navitimer series switched over — along with Heuer, Hamilton-Buren, and Dubois-Dépraz — to one of the most famous movements of all time, Caliber 11, for fully automatic functioning. Years later, towards the end of the 1970s, the Quartz Crisis pushed Cheap Breitling Replica out of the spotlight until it was eventually bought by Ernest Schneider in 1978; it would be the mid-1990s when the Navitimer finally began to take off again and eventually return to the popularity it maintains today.

Cheap Breitling Replica

Cheap Breitling Replica

The watch is one that has moved with the winds of the time — and if not for its usefulness as a tool and its fame as a great watch, it might have never been able to take off. Also, in case you’re worried, that will be the first and last flying pun I’ll make in this article.The piece has a 43-mm stainless steel case housing the brand’s pride-and-joy, the 2009-released Breitling Replica UK in-house movement (For more on Caliber 01, click here). The movement powers an integrated chronograph with a red seconds hand, and two subdials for hours and minutes. The watch also has a subdial for seconds at the 6 o’clock hour mark, and a diagonal date display at the 4:30 mark. The dial is black, with the option for either applied steel luminous hour markers or white Arabic numerals. It has an applied gold Breitling corporate logo near the top, and is surrounded by the famous slide-rule scale and bidirectional bezel. This piece is listed by Breitling Replica Watches at $7,965, but you might be likely to find it for less at a local dealer.

Breitling Replica UK

Breitling Replica UK

With that said, the 01 is still very distinctly “Navitimer.” Compared to the famous 806, the slide-rule bezel continues to be prominent, there is the option for Arabic numerals, and the sense that this thing is meant for flying is made apparent. The clear differences from historical versions are in the steel logo at the bottom of the chronograph seconds hand, more prominent Cheap Breitling logo and info printed on the dial, the presence of a date indicator, and lack of a flat, beaded, slide-rule bezel. The modern watch is very clearly a contemporary revamp of a historical model.The next piece we’ll look at is the limited-edition Navitimer AOPA. This watch is meant to be based more closely on the early variations of the 1950s and ’60s, and accomplishes that with varying success. The watch is steel, measures 42 mm in case diameter, uses the automatic Breitling Caliber 23 movement, and has an all-black dial with a white slide-rule-bezel outer ring. The piece uses applied hour markers, once again has a date wheel at 4:30, and now has a painted gold “AOPA” logo at 12 o’clock.

Breitling Replica Watches

Breitling Replica Watches

While the date is nice to have, very few if any vintage Navitimers have ever had that feature. While the slide-rule bezel is great, most vintage variations were both beaded and flat; the AOPA’s is neither. I wonder also why Replica Watches decided to go with red accents for the subdials, a Breitling “B” logo at the bottom of the chronograph seconds hand, and double tick hour marks at the 12 o’clock, when none of these features were available for the historical version. In my opinion, this variation of the Navitimer is more purposely designed to resemble the modern 01 with a few AOPA boxes checked off, rather than a true vintage re-creation.There is a reason why the Navitimer has remained relevant for so long, and why it has been able to both survive and take flight (OK, one more), as a modern watch. People think it’s cool, out of the ordinary, and for pilots who like to do things the old-fashioned way, it is still rather helpful. The 01 is a watch that owns up to what made it special and capitalizes upon that to become notable. And while I personally do not think the AOPA has done enough to pay tribute to the rich history of this series, it is good to see Cheap Breitling Replica at least attempting to acknowledge the reason the watch is still pertinent to horology today.

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Three New Breitling Replica Watches

Breitling has launched a trio of new luxury sports watches — one each in its Breitling for Bentley, Superocean, and Chronoliner collections —all suited for adventure, whether you’re on the road, under the waves, or in the air.
The Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon is the latest chronograph watch to feature the brand’s in-house Caliber B06 movement, with the “30-second chronograph” system that Breitling patented in 1926. When the stopwatch is engaged, the central hand sweeps around the dial in half a minute, ensuring extremely precise 1/8-second readings of elapsed times. The watch also features Cheap Breitling Replica scale, operated by the rotating bezel. Used in conjunction with the chronograph, it can calculate average speeds whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered, or the speed reached, as opposed to standard tachymeter scales that can calculate speeds based only on a 60-second interval. This new version of the watch, limited to 500 pieces, has a 49-mm satin-brushed steel case coated with a high-resistance black carbon-based treatment. Along with the collection’s hallmark knurled bezel, the watch is also outfitted with a black mother-of-pearl dial with matte chrono subdials and red and white indicators. The COSC-certified movement, with its sculpted wheel-rim-shaped winding rotor, is visible through a clear caseback.

Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon

Breitling for Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon

Breitling refers to the new Breitling Superocean 44 Special as its “ocean pilot,” as it is marries much of the brand’s classic aviation-watch DNA with the properties of a professional-grade diving watch. This version sports a 44-mm black steel case, black ceramic bezel, and “volcano black” dial with extra-large luminescent markers for visibility deep underwater. It’s fitted with a twin-gasket screw-locked crown, which helps guarantee the watch’s water-resistance to a depth of 1,000 meters, and a unidirectional, ratcheted rotating bezel that is easy to grip while wearing diving gloves. The dial has large, baton-shaped hour and minute hands and a red-tipped seconds hand with a small luminescent triangle, another visual aid for a diver to check at a glance that his watch is running. The date appears in a window at 3 o’clock. The movement is Breitling Replica automatic Caliber 17, a COSC-certified chronometer with 25 jewels and a high frequency of 28,800 vph.

Breitling Superocean 44 Special

Breitling Superocean 44 Special

The Breitling Chronoliner Limited Series, distinguished by an 18k rose-gold case and scratch-resistant ceramic bezel, is the latest addition to the Chronoliner collection of “flight captain’s watches” introduced by Breitling Replica Watches. It combines two pilot-friendly functions, a 1/4-second chronograph for measuring flight times and a triple timezone display to keep track of the times in various time zones whilst in flight. The second time zone is indicated by a red-tipped hand on a 24-hour scale around the black dial, while a third time zone, also in 24-hour mode, can be read on the bidirectional rotating bezel. The chronograph counters are at 12 and 6 o’clock, small seconds are at 9 o’clock, and the date is at 3 o’clock. The case measures 46 mm in diameter, resists water pressure down to 100 meters, and features on its back side an engraved image of stylized airplanes.

Breitling Chronoliner Limited Series

Breitling Chronoliner Limited Series

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