Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition Blue Watch Hands-On

Breitling has released a very attractive blue version of the already rather rare Navitimer 1461 model. An interesting item, we take a hands-on look at this stunning piece. Let me address something first. If other watch writers are anything like me, there is one particular request that annoys us. That is to write an article or sum up current “watch trends.” This is what happens when watches get mixed into the abyssal pool that is fashion, which apparently needs to reinvent itself each quarter else something chaotic happens – such as a mass neglect of wearing clothing amongst otherwise civilized human beings. The majority of Breitling Navitimer Replica Watches I prefer to pay attention to are designed to look cool forever. Perhaps not all are timeless, but they have appeal beyond this season.

If you’ll notice, we tend to not write about “fashion watches.” A segment of typically inexpensive watches so unfairly named because they make actual fashionable watches look bad. “Fashion watch” is a polite term used to describe most of the illegitimate wrist trash unsuitable for people with much taste or knowledge. It isn’t about money either, if your budget is $200 there is plenty out there for you too that isn’t a rapidly cobbled together design using elements from 12 popular “big name watches” into a final result that even Frankenstein would shun. So allow me to sum up: “fashion watches” aren’t fashionable, and I am sorry to report there aren’t new magical “watch trends” each few months that merit an in-depth round-up of exemplary pieces. How does this tie into the Breitling’s limited edition Breitling Replica UK Navitimer 1461? It doesn’t, but by mere virtue that the watch is blue – and so are a few others this year- means it will be the unfortunate victim of being of being put into some “blue watch round-up.” Worse yet, I may even be among those people cajoled into penning such an article.

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Just because the Navitimer 1461 has a blue dial and comes with an optional blue strap does not alone mean that it has anything in common with other blue watches. Imagine if I did an article about ten completely different cars that just happen to have black paint jobs. Would I have any reason then to assume the color black somehow ties these otherwise disparate vehicles together? No. So a little advice for consumer publications that feel it necessary to cater to your Cheap Breitling Replica brand advertisers in the form of editorial, please don’t have a fashion editor dream up ways to discuss what is new in the world of horology with your readers. This will no doubt result in a not-so-lengthy discourse of the timeless virtues of the color orange.

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Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest and hopefully saved many watches from round-up abuse, I’d like to return my gaze to this lovely new watch from our high-flying friends at Breitling. The Breitling Replica Watches Navitimer collection ideally requires no introduction. If it does, allow me to point you to our descriptive article here on how slide-rule bezels work. While that article won’t shed light on Breitling’s history with flight, it will help explain what made the Navitimer so popular in the pre-digital calculator age. Today, the slide-rule bezel is still taught to at least some pilots. You may find it interesting to see how this instrument works even if you never end up having a chance to use it. Always good to be prepared right? Most other Breitling Replica UK are outfitted with a movement that tells the time and has a chronograph. The Navitimer 1461 is a bit different though.

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Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Series Replica

All-black and delightfully “mean,” the Breitling Super Avenger Military is a rare example of a 24 hour watch. In the United States we refer to 24-hour-format time as military time. That is because here, it is primarily the military that uses this format while civilians use a 12 hour format. We are partial to our AMs and PMs. Many who live or travel outside of the US know the the 24 hour format is used heavily all over the world for a range of purposes from television schedules to movie times. Having said that, if you want an analog Breitling Replica Watches that indicates the time in a 24 hour format you have precious few options. Though, you are in luck if you want to wear a digital watch full time.

This new Super Avenger Military Limited Series timepiece takes the excellent looks of the Breitling Avenger and combines them with the brand’s Calibre 22 automatic movement that displays 24-hour-versus-12-hour format time. We last saw use of this movement in the Cheap Breitling Replica Navitimer Cosmonaute watch. Also a limited edition watch, the Navitimer Cosmonaute was much more retro in style, and clearly a Navitimer in design. It was also just 41.5mm wide, and this Super Avenger is much more modern.

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At 48mm wide in black-coated steel, the Breitling Replica UK Super Avenger Military is a pretty solid looking timepiece. Do you like the stencil style font on the dial? The case is also water-resistant to 300 meters and comes on a military-style canvas strap. It also has a diver-style rotating bezel. The Calibre 22 automatic chronograph movement has a 12 hour chronograph and the date, in addition to offering the time in a 24 hour format. The movement is also COSC Chronometer certified.

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I don’t know how much use I would get from a 24-hour-format dial, but then again I am not in the military. These types of watches are in demand from select groups – which is probably why this is a limited edition. Though I do really like the Super Avenger collection of Cheap Breitling Replica. If you are looking for something modern and masculine and really want a mechanical watch with the time displayed in a 24 hour format, then one of your few choices is the Super Avenger Military.

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Breitling Chronomat Airborne Replica Watches

Breitling is well known for producing some of the most coveted and most used professional pilot watches. Go to any airshow and you are sure to see pilot enthusiasts and ex- and current pilots themselves wearing the brand’s watches.

For their 100th anniversary in 1984, Breitling Chronomat Airborne Replica Watches introduced what is now the flagship model of the Breitling collection: the Chronomat. The model has quickly grown into the brand’s most popular and mainstream model. The Chronomat is a sturdy and distinctive professional chronograph with a distinguishing tri-compax dial, with large lumed baton hands and markers, as well as screw-down pushers and distinctive domed screw-down crown. The watch is also water resistant to 500 meters.

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To celebrate 30 years since the release of the Chronomat, Cheap Breitling Replica introduces at Baselworld 2014 a new Chronomat model with vintage inspired touches, the Breitling Chronomat Airborne. Like the other Chronomat models, the new Airborne comes in two main sizes, 41 mm and 44 mm diameter. Like the earlier 1984 model, the Airborne’s unidirectional bezel is brushed stainless steel with black markers for the minutes and four raised tabs for the cardinal markers.In addition to the twin size variations, the Breitling Replica UK Airborne comes in two distinctive vintage dials: black with sierra silver subdials or sierra silver dial with black subdials. The lume on the hands and on the bezel’s 60 minutes marker is also in this pinkish vintage color that matches well with the sierra silver touches of the dial.

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As with other Brietling Chronomat models, one can customize the Airborne by choosing either the Breitling Replica Watches pilot steel bracelet or the new military black fabric that completes the tool character of this watch while keeping the vintage inspired touches.As with all Breitling watches, the new Chronomat Airborne is C.O.S.C. certified which is guaranteed by the in-house manufacture Caliber 01 automatic movement that also provides 70+ hours of power reserve.

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Breitling Navitimer New For 2016 46mm

Breitling’s most iconic and famous model is the Navitimer. I’ve reviewed the Navitimer 01, which included for the first time the in-house manufacture Calibre 01 movement.For 2016, Breitling Replica UK makes two small, but important, changes to the already legendary model. First, the Navitimer gets an extra large version. The 46 mm cased model results in a larger timepiece that allows it to be more wearable over a pilot’s jacket and in keeping with some modern wristwatch tastes and trends.Also, the Navitimer 46mm now includes a transparent case back to showcase the Calibre 01 movement. A limited edition of 200 pieces is also available in red gold.

Second, the Cheap Breitling Replica manages to add a 24 hours second timezone while retaining the patented instrument-inspired busy dial that makes the Navitimer so unique. The additional texts for the 24 hours indices barely intrude on the busy dial; an additional red arrow hand gives quick indication of the hometime at a glance.The GMT model comes in at a hefty 48 mm and uses the Calibre 04 in-house movement that allows quick adjustments of the hour hand while traveling. Like the Breitling Replica Watches new 46 mm model, this one also includes a transparent case back and comes in a red gold limited edition of 200 pieces.

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Finally, like all Cheap Breitling Replica these new Navitimers are C.O.S.C. certified and can be customized with a variety of strap options such as calf or croco leather, rubber bands with different clasp or tang buckles. There is also a blue dial variation to the two new models. We will be sure to do hands on review of these new models and include prices once we get a chance to handle them live.

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Breitling Emergency II Watch In Top Gear’s Last Aired Challenge

Being both a full-on watch and car nut, you can imagine my surprise when in season 22 of British motoring show Top Gear I saw an entire “challenge” featuring a Breitling Emergency II Replica watch. Sure, it is not unusual for watch enthusiasts to be car nuts as well – I have met countless watch nerds over the last few years who, after a bit of conversation, showed their car lover side as well. Top Gear is a motoring show that needs no introduction to any car fan in the world: viewed by around 350 million people every week in over 170 countries around the globe, it features “three middle-aged men mucking about,” driving in the latest and greatest sport cars, SUVs, luxury sedans, and, sometimes, in the worst machines the car industry has ever produced throughout its history.

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson began the show with an explanation of the watch in his typical style: “I know this is a car show, but please bear with us, because I want to talk about this: this is one of those watches that’s worn by people who play golf and do business, and they are always banging on about these pins. They say, if they pull these pins out, the Cheap Breitling Replica will send their precise position to a team of professionals who will come and rescue them. If they are out climbing a mountain or rowing across an ocean – which they aren’t, because they are out playing golf and doing business – and something went wrong, then, thanks to their watch, they’d be OK.”
From here on, it is typical Top Gear mishaps. Richard, once dropped off by a helicopter on a mountain top, pulls those pins out, activating a distress signal that’s picked up by a low-Earth orbit satellite, which then forwarded his exact coordinates to a central command center. The team there scrambles the nearest, highly trained search & rescue unit… Or it would have done so, if not for the rest of the Top Gear team, Jeremy Clarkson and James May, to come to the rescue of their esteemed Top Gear colleague, driving two extremely powerful pick-up trucks from Ford and Chevrolet, respectively. The two are in London, as opposed to Breitling Replica UK Richard, who turns out to have been dropped off in Canada, specifically, Wolf Mountain, British Columbia.

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By the end of the third day, it was covered in snow and ice and had already stopped sending rescue signals, and yet it was shown as one of the very few of Richard’s connections to civilization. The picture above is from a scene where he, on his last day there, is shouting in anger into the vast nothingness of the Canadian Rockies, threatening his Top Gear colleagues who chose a rather comfortable pace when coming to his rescue. The Breitling Replica Watches – still there, strapped to the tree – reminded me of the volleyball famously called “Wilson” in Tom Hanks’ Cast Away movie, where it was that item that became a partner and a link to the outer world – for the cast away Hanks.

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In conclusion, while the brand and model name were not mentioned, perhaps because it would have been too expensive, or – and this is a more likely scenario – because Top Gear did not agree to that, as it would not have fit into their concept – Cheap Breitling Emergency II Replica found their way into a show that may be as powerful a vehicle for branded products as a James Bond or other major movie sponsorship; although, I doubt we will see a Top Gear edition of the Breitling Emergency II.

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Breitling TransOcean 38 Luxury Watch Review

When it comes to aviation-related luxury watches, Breitling is a name that is likely familiar to most people. As for myself, while I have been aware of the brand, I never really saw any watches in the lineup that appealed to me. To begin with, I am not a pilot, so most of the functionality that the more famous pieces offer was lost on me, and just made for (to my eye) a rather cluttered and complicated dial. This view of the brand’s products got flipped right around when I first saw photos of the Breitling Transocean 38 Replica Watches, so I knew we needed to get one in for a review.Since it was the dial that caught my eye first, we will start there. While there are four options it was the black dial that really spoke to me. This was odd, as I seem to lean towards lighter dials, but the reasoning was quite simple. With the black dial, the polished indices and hands stand out crisply against the matte black dial, making for an extremely legible dial.

Another feature of the dial I really grew to appreciate while I had time with the watch was the subdial. Here again, crisp white markers and a polished hand stand out against the dial, making things quite legible. What I really liked about this particular design is that there is not actually a circle marking out the subdial – just the indices and a crosshair. This allows the subseconds to sort of fade away until you actually want to focus on them. In much the same way, the large, two-disc date window is the same. With the black background used there, the date can, again, remain not distracting until you need it, keeping your “at-a-glance” really focused in on the current time. It’s a shame, in some regards, that Cheap Breitling Replica did choose to outline the date window; I would have preferred it to be “unlined” to allow it to further blend in.

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Now, for the twist that I mentioned that the Breitling Transocean 38 has. With the Ocean Classic: Steel bracelet, you might expect that you adjust the sizing by manner of unclamping the clasp, sliding it along the bracelet to the desired spot, and the latching it back down. This is what we generally see on thinner mesh bracelets, and it’s a simple method of adjustment. Here, Breitling Replica Watches actually has made a fairly thick mesh bracelet. Along with that, they actually do have removable links that you use to size the bracelet, along with micro-adjustment holes on the clasp. While this means you may not have near as custom of a fit as you would with a sliding clasp, you do get a good fit without the bulk of any unnecessary mesh being doubled up.

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While it is a touch smaller than I normally wear (that is, when I wear my own watches), it worked well on my 7.25″ wrist, especially when I was headed to the office or had a suit on. I will say that the Breitling Replica UK feels taller than it’s 12.75mm spec would suggest. This is partially due to the raised sapphire crystal, but also because of the smaller diameter case – it simply is a matter of proportion. Fortunately, you do get used to this very quickly, and of course, there are no issues slipping it under a cuff.

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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Review

As I mentioned in my recent review of the Breitling Transocean 38 watch, Breitling was not really a brand that I found myself drawn to, as they felt overly-complicated for my own daily use and preferences. The Breitling Transocean collection, however, shows a slice of their lineup that takes things in a different direction. It is in this collection that we find an homage to the first chronograph with an independent pushpiece, in the form of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915.

I have to say, I was surprised by how much I liked this watch. I mean, yes, there was a lot to like with it’s relatively clean dial, and plenty of vintage cues, including a domed sapphire crystal which gives the sense of the high-rise acrylic crystals of the past. It is also a chronograph, however, which is a complication that I, frankly, have not found a lot of utility for in my life. As such, the design seemed to not sit well with me. While the Cheap Breitling Replica Transocean Chronograph 1915 is not making me rethink that stance, it is one that I was happy to spend time with.

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First and foremost, I think it is due to the monopusher design, which is right up at the 2 o’clock position. So, not only have we dropped one of the pushers that would normally flank the crown, we also have a different shape, curving gracefully up from the side of the case. Actually, if you look below the crown, you can see the horn shape actually starts there, with the line continuing through the crown. Yes, it is a little odd to see something jutting out from the case like the pusher does, but I appreciate the design they created here. Also of note? The pusher is nicely rounded off, so I did not experience any issues with it getting caught on a shirt cuff, or even feeling like it dug into my wrist.

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Secondly, the almost monotone vintage-inspired dial helps the sub-registers blend in quite nicely. Overall, I would call the tone a champagne color with a lume hue on the numerals and in the hands that gives that aged feel. I will not pretend that the Breitling Replica UK subdials disappear, which they don’t. You have them set slightly lower than the main surface of the dial, so there is a crisp delineation around the subseconds and chrono minutes, along with them having a slightly darker shade. It still worked to make it so it was not screaming that it’s a chronograph at you, and that is something I liked.

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It was funny to me that the date window caught me out as it did. I have reviewed other watches with numerals cut off, and of course, read reviews of watches with that styling, as well as comments about those watches. While it has been a polarizing design direction, it was something here that, on the Breitling Replica Watches, finally got stuck in my teeth. Perhaps that was its destiny, given that the Transocean lineup finally has me warming up to Breitling. That, or I finally just reached the tipping point on this, and that particular switch has flipped for me to set another preference that has formed from the watches crossing my desk.

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For our review, we were sent the Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 on the Ocean Classic Mesh strap, which I also spent time with in the Transocean 38 review. I do like mesh straps, especially for summer, as it mixes things up a bit from the standard steel bracelet. I am also a fan of how Cheap Breitling Replica sets the bracelet up for adjustment, with actual links down by the deployant clasp that can be removed to get things sized. Sizing on this one was a bit trickier for me, for some reason, perhaps due to the 43mm case. I could not find quite the perfect fit by utilizing the links and the spring bar in the clasp, so I had to settle for it being just a tad tighter than I might prefer. This held it in place on the wrist just fine, but I would occasionally feel the deployant digging into my wrist. Of course, your mileage will likely vary on this, as everyone’s wrists are different, and I had the same style of bracelet fit just fine on the Transocean 38.

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Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission Replica Watch Hands-On

So, at Baselworld 2015, our very own James Stacey found the first quartz Breitling watch that he liked – and it was a version of their newer Aerospace Evo with the new “Night Mission” skin. In addition to the Breitling Aerospace Evo that we went hands-on with, there is also the Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission 30th anniversary model which used the same black colored case and strap but has a yellow dial in honor of… well, the 30th anniversary of the Breitling Aerospace collection.

Back in 2013, Breitling quietly updated their longstanding Aerospace collection with the Breitling Aerospace Evo. Breitling increased the size of the Aerospace to 43mm and added some case design changes as well as a refreshed dial. Aside from the hands that I liked better on the previous generation, the Cheap Breitling Replica is a pretty good all-around watch if you like instruments.

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Why did I add that caveat? Well, this is a luxury quartz watch in a world without that many luxury quartz watches. In fact, I have praised Breitling before on its decision to continue offering quartz watches as part of their collection. Some of the people who wear Breitling watches do actually require an electronically accurate timekeeper, and for them, mechanical timepieces really won’t do. The ETA-produced Breitling caliber 79 inside of the Breitling Replica UK is a thermo-compensated “SuperQuartz” which is accurate to within seconds per year. That is much more accurate than your standard $20 quartz watch. In addition to being a COSC Chronometer certified Swiss quartz movement, the caliber 79 also features a range of other functions such as a chronograph, countdown timer, perpetual calendar alarm, second timezone, and more.

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When the Breitling Aerospace collection first came out in 1985, it was probably a bit of a big deal. Well enough that Breitling has been a popular choice for pilots of all types for years. What I’ve always appreciated about the Aerospace collection is that, true to its name, it has focused on modern aircraft versus only looking at the past.Not that Breitling Replica Watches doesn’t have its fair share of “retro-themed” pilot watches, but at least they also have modern ones. I get as nostalgic as most about the past, but sometimes, I crave stuff which is a lot more modern. Speaking of that, modern Aerospace watches are typified by their “ana-digi” dials which combine analog hands and two LCD screens which display additional information. While Breitling does offer other SuperQuartz watches with two other pushers, the Aerospace has always been about controlling everything via the crown.
While these are cool watches and Breitling continues to see success with them, I am of the opinion that pricing is a little out of whack. The Aerospace was once a great entry-point into the Breitling brand, and the good price matched the quartz nature of the watch. We now have mechanical Breitling watches that are in some instances less expensive than their quartz models (despite the fact that SuperQuartz movements are not cheap like other quartz movements). I’ve always felt that Cheap Breitling Replica should keep the Aerospace collection in the $3,000 – $3,500 range – but it has been a while since they had price points like that.

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Baselworld 2016: Breitling Galactic Unitime

One of the factors that sets the Breitling Galactic Unitime SleekT apart is its spanking-new manufacture movement — automatic Caliber B35, which is the first in-house Breitling Replica UK movement since the debut of its base B01 caliber without an integrated chronograph function. Instead, Caliber B35’s technical focus is on its easy-to-use world-time feature, which enables the user to pull out the crown and simply turn it backward or forward in both directions for smooth and easy adjustments of both the local time and date.

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Breitling Caliber B35 uses two patented technologies, for the differential system and for the connection between the movement and city disk, as well as two other patents for the winding and time-setting systems. Furthermore, accuracy as well as ease of use has been taken into account: like all Cheap Breitling Replica movements, Caliber B35 has been officially certified as a chronometer by the Swiss testing agency COSC. The movement has a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 70 hours.

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The other “revolutionary” aspect of the Breitling Galactic Unitime SleekT is on the outside of the watch: a new, smooth-surface bezel made of tungsten carbide, a high-tech, uber-resistant material made by molding tungsten powder at extremely high heat and under extreme pressure. The Breitling Replica Watches resulting substance is almost five times harder than steel and highly resistant to scratches. The slightly darker shade of the Galactic’s tungsten carbide bezel provides a subtle contrast with the 44-mm steel case, which is water-resistant to 100 meters and features a screw-locked crown and domed sapphire crystal with double-sided glareproof coating.

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The city ring and 24-hour disk surround a striking, filigree globe-pattern dial — in either “Trophy black” or “Antarctica white” — adorned with large hour markers and hands, all enhanced with luminescent coating. The first versions of the Breitling Replica UK Galactic Unitime SleekT are both outfitted with Breitling’s familiar Pilot bracelet.

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Hands-on With the Breitling Superocean II Replica

Breitling’s impressive manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This meant we also had a chance to spend some time with the brand-new Breitling Superocean II that was introduced shortly before Baselworld 2015. Here we take a look at the 44-mm version with metallic blue dial, matching blue bezel insert, and rubber strap.You can choose between a 44- and 42-mm version with either black or blue dial, but only the 44-mm model features an integrated helium- release valve at 9 o’clock, making it the most “professional” version, with a water resistance of 1,000 meters and partially satin-brushed surfaces.

The unidirectional bezel is still partially filled with rubber, which looks amazing, but to be honest we had initially hoped for something different, like ceramic, after the recent re-introduction of the Breitling Replica UK Chronoliner.

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As you have probably noticed, the dial is rather busy (which is typical for Breitling) but still surprisingly legible. It comes with an internal circle of 24-hour indexes, which includes the only aspect we found to criticize: the “15” at 3 o’clock is partially covered by the date window and somehow closer to the Cheap Breitling Replica center of the dial then the rest of the numerals. It could have been simply left out instead.
Other than that, the new Breitling Superocean II offers well-built quality and is as Breitling Replica Watches as they come, which means this redesign can be considered another happy landing for this aviation-associated brand.

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What we liked very much:

The typical look and feel of a Breitling
Beautiful color combination
The mix of polished and satin-brushed parts
The slightly slimmer case
What we absolutely loved:

The redesigned bezel is much more functional and visually closer to what you expect from a dive watch
Wide choice in sizes, colors and straps

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