Vintage Eye for the Breitling Navitimer Replica UK

Replica Breitling watches reviews-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 Breitling replica watches of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), a rather well-known aeronautical association. In 1969, the Navitimer series switched over — along with TAG 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 Breitling 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.

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 replica watches uk, 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.

Breitling_Navitimer_vintageThe first watch we’ll take a look at is the Navitimer 01 (Ref. AB012012/BB01/435X/A20BA.1), the signature reference in this collection. The piece has a 43-mm stainless steel case housing the brand’s pride-and-joy, the 2009-released Breitling Caliber 01 in-house movement. 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 at $7,965, but you might be likely to find it for less at a local dealer.

UK_Replica_Breitling_Navitimer_01It’s worth noting, before I get into the specifics of this piece, that the Replica Breitling Navitimer has very rarely been known as a piece to stay stagnant in its design for more than a few years. Due to this, the modern Navitimer is freed from many of the criticisms other Breitling replica watches sale sometimes endure for changing too much from their original versions.

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 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.

Replica_Breitling_Navitimer_01_UKThe next piece we’ll look at is the limited-edition Replica Breitling 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 (a modified Valjoux 7753), 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. The AOPA is priced slightly lower than the 01, at $7,655.

Replica_Breitling_Navitimer_AOPA_sideFor all the reasons I find the 01 very much able to stand on its own, keeping in mind the trend of the Navitimer to change rather noticeably over time, I have some issues with the AOPA. Some of its features are great historical nods to past references — the slide-rule bezel, all-black dial, and painted AOPA logo included — but I don’t think these features are enough to make it a true homage to the past.

While the date is nice to have, very few if any vintage Breitling Replica 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 Breitling 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.

Replica_Breitling_Navitimer_AOPA_frontThere 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 Breitling replica watches. 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 Breitling at least attempting to acknowledge the reason the watch is still pertinent to horology today.

 

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Breitling replica watches keeps celebrating Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who was born 200 years ago,with a second 1815 anniversary edition.

The first, presented last February, was characterised by a platinum case and a black solid-silver dial.

The new 1815 “200th Anniversary UK Replica Breitling” features a case crafted from an innovative gold alloy, called “honey gold”, which consists of gold, manganese, zinc and silicone. The new alloy has a unique honey tone and it offers increased corrosion resistance and durability. It is also more resistant to scratches compared to yellow or rose gold.

The 40 mm case frames a solid-silver dial with a finely textured argenté-grainé surface, a finishing technique reminiscent of the silvery dials of historic observation Replica Breitling Emergency watches and marine chronometers.

Composed of 188 parts and beating at 21,600 vph, the hand wound calibre L051.1 has a power reserve of 55 hours and includes all the distinctive traits of Saxon movements: the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, the hand-engraved balance cock, the classic screw balance, the precision beat-adjustment system with lateral set screw and whiplash spring, and five gold chatons that are secured with thermally blued steel screws.

The back case case is engraved with a serial number between 001/200 and 200/200, which identifies each timepiece as part of a limited edition. The 1815 “200th Anniversary Breitling Replica” Honey Gold (ref. 236.050) has a retail price is Euro 31,900 / US$ 33,900.

Breitling Replica SuperOcean Heritage Chrono 46 Watches Review

Before I Breitling replica watches review the Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Chrono 46 I’d like to discuss my own personal history with aviation and the brand. When I received my pilot’s license many, many years ago, I invested in a couple of aircraft. In each of these airplanes was a box called an ELT or Emergency Locator Transmitter. This box was designed to detect a crash and send out a signal to SARsats orbiting the earth so that search and rescue teams could react. The ELT was about the size of a long battery and weighed about as much. It was, in a sense, mostly a battery with some electronics and an antenna thrown in.

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I recall reading a pilot magazine and seeing an advertisement for a Breitling Emergency. What caught my eye at the time was the good looking case and the masculine presence of the watch. Then, I was aghast at learning that this wristwatch contained a fully functioning, water resistant ELT. I couldn’t believe that they were able to reproduce that functionality in a package that fit under the cuff of a shirt!

Ever since then, I’ve been enamored with the brand. However, it’s only recently that I’ve been able to spend time and money on beefing up my collection with other than a preponderance of fashion watches.

My first real luxury purchase was a Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish. Again, Breitling’s technical prowess impressed the hell out of me. This luxury Breitling replica watches was good for over 6000 feet of water pressure. Who needs that? Apparently I did!

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I’ve always wanted to add a chronograph version of the brand to my collection and about six months ago, I fell in love with the look of the Breitling SuperOcean Special Edition Heritage model with a beautiful blue dial and black bezel.

The Breitling mesh bracelet is the nicest looking, well made piece of hardware that I own. Although the watch came with a blue leather strap, I doubt I’ll ever use it. The bracelet is just that nice.

I love the homage to vintage Replica Breitling Montbrillant and the larger, more modern case size. The rich blue dial changes hues under different lighting. At times a deep blue and at other times, a reflective patina that adds a bit of bling to an otherwise mostly understated dial.

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The date window is black numerals on a white disc at the 3 o’clock position and there are applied hour markers around the edge. There’s a lovely little Breitling “B” in polished gold above the text on the right side of the watch.

There are sub dials for the small seconds, chrono minutes and chrono hours. I’m happy to report that the chronograph functions like you would expect from a Valjoux 7750. The minutes counter only advances as the seconds hand comes around to the top position. For some reason, I detest chronographs where the minute indicator starts moving before a complete minute has been attained. Are you listening Citizen?

Speaking of seconds, the chronograph seconds hand on this Breitling is in polished silver and is a little hard to see at times. There’s no lume on the seconds hand. The hour and minutes hands are nicely sized and all it takes is a very quick glance to read the time.

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Small pips at the top of each hour marker are lumed with the exception of those opposite the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock markers. The 12 o’clock position contains a lumed triangle. But, the bezel indicators are not lumed so that more-or-less eliminates this replica Breitling watches uk from timing deeper dives (where visibility is poorer) using the bezel. Since we’re on the subject, this watch is good for 20 ATM – 200 meters  or 660 feet of underwater exploration.

Around the edge of the bezel are tiny screws whose purpose I cannot fathom. They may serve to hold the bezel against a track or perhaps used to adjust friction. More likely, they are decorative only. The pushers are a joy to use and engage with a nice solid feeling. The watch, of course, contains a screw-down crown which is signed with the usual “B.” It’s angled enough that it is quite easy to operate.

As I mentioned before, I love the bracelet which contains a friction clasp….the only part of the watch I don’t like. The flip-up friction overclasp is difficult to grasp and I often need a small metal object to open it up. Why Breitling continues to use this design is beyond me. A pushbutton clasp would be much more luxury oriented and be a valuable commodity to the bracelet.

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The cheap Breitling replica watch measures a nice (for me anyway) 46mm in diameter not including the pushers. It’s a bit thick at 15mm but the convex base plate fits nicely into the wrist and it wears thinner than you would think. I can wear this watch with all my dress shirts including those with tighter French cuffs and links. The lug width is a pretty standard 24mm so finding other straps/bracelets to change up the look will be an easy task.

As I’ve been wearing the watch fairly often, the photos do show my Breitling with a few signs of wear, especially on the clasp.

Have you ever bought something and then been upset because it doesn’t live up to your expectations? This purchase was a bit like that for me. Let me explain. As I started wearing the watch all day at the office, I noticed that the time seemed a bit off after about four to six hours.

As a COSC certified watch, I really didn’t expect to notice any rate issues without going to the trouble of testing the accuracy. So, I decided to test my casual observation of the lack of accuracy by performing some measurements. I found that the watch was fast by about fifteen to thirty seconds per day. Outside the accuracy limits of the COSC standard. I was disappointed, but it’s something that can be regulated by a watchmaker. During transit or wear,Replica Breitling Super Ocean watches can become de-regulated or slightly magnetized which can cause this to occur.

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As many of you know, sending a watch like this in for repair is a royal PITA. You have to find the repair depot, prepare the watch for shipping, cart the whole thing over to a courier, pay for the shipping, pay for the insurance and then wait, and wait and wait.

Well, I lucked out. I happened to be on Catherine Street in Montreal one day and found a boutique called La Swiss featuring Breitling and a few other brands. They took care of everything for me and about three weeks later I got the call saying the watch was ready.

Happy to report that it’s now my most rate accurate automatic, keeping excellent time. How the watch became so badly adjusted in the first place I’ll never know.

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From an attire perspective, the top Breitling replica watches works great for just about every occasion. It looks good with jeans and a t-shirt, suit and tie and I guess, with scuba gear.

This model can be had for around $4,500.00 to $5,000.00 USD and comes in a variety of dial and bezel colors. Bezels can be had in black, blue and gold, the dials in blue and silver and a there’s a huge variety of straps and bracelets.

Breitling’s Battle of Britain Replica Breitling Navitimer takes to the skies

This, you might have noticed, is not your average Breitling Replica Navitimer. Marking 75 years since the Battle of Britain began, this is part of a limited edition that will raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity which provides financial, practical and emotional support to the whole RAF family.

Breitling’s total hold on all matters aviation may have keen competition these days, but the Swiss brand has heritage and a position in the aviation industry like no other – it helps to have been a supplier under the then War Office’s procurement scheme for replica Breitling watches and cockpit chronographs, to have your own jet-display team, wing-walking team and both a DC-3 and a Super-Constellation flying around under your colours.

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Launching the special Navitimer on Friday July 10th – the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain’s start – cheap Breitling replica watches put on an impressive show of just how deeply they are respected in the world of military aviation; the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight dropped in after their formal flypast over Buckingham Palace (where surviving members of “The Few” were being honoured), while MH434 provided an escort for the journey to North Weald, one of the key fighter stations in the battle.

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This version of the Navitimer has both official Royal Air Force Battle of Britain 75th anniversary crests in a rare execution across the sub-dials at 3 & 9 o’clock, while the caseback has an anniversary crest alongside the unique edition number of each timepiece.

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Funds raised through a 10% donation from sales of the Breitling Replica Transocean watches have been earmarked to help develop and run two seaside respite apartments for serving members of the RAF and their families. The Navitimer Battle of Britain Limited Edition Series will be sold exclusively through the Breitling Boutique and stockists in the UK.

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The replica Breitling watches uk will be priced at £6480 on a leather strap, £7490 on a bracelet and limited to 75 watches. Number 1/75 will be auctioned to benefit the RAFBF at the RAF’s official Commemorative Gala Dinner on 17th September, 2015.