Breitling holds no punches with a slew of new surprise releases, giving enthusiasts some much needed breathing room after the release of the Navitimer 8 Collection with the Navitimer 1 Collection this morning. The 43mm and 46mm models were still a bit larger and more contemporary than I think a lot of enthusiasts might have expected. Fret not though, Breitling releases 4 more models to the Navitimer 1 Collection that channel some vintage aesthetics, and measure in at a more conservative size. The Breitling Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41 Replica Watches UK is not only smaller, and dare I say realistically sized, it comes in a little bit cheaper than its larger B01 counterpart.
I’m going to come straight out with it – the Cheap Breitling Replica Watches Navitimer 1 Chronograph 41 does a fantastic job of channeling the Navitimers of an older era and fit cleanly and fantastically into the new collection. Where its older brother gives the Navitimer a bit more modern appeal, this watch taps into a vintage vein that I feel will resonate with a more hardcore set of Nav-Heads.
The single toned dial with just the texture to separate the sub-dials takes me back to the earliest releases of the Navitimer with the size to match. I’m a little disappointed in the 6/9/12 register layout instead of the traditional 3/6/9 of its great grandfather, but I can’t fault Breitling Replica Watches too much, as I suppose the watches need to have their own DNA – you know, with the re-work of the collection and all.
I think these will definitely appeal to fans of the Navitimer that don’t want to strap a shiny UFO on their wrists.
This year, however,Breitling introduced the Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44 Replica Watches, this time incorporating Breitling’s in-house B01 movement. The watch is available in three dial choices; black, blue, and silver. It boasts an impressive 70-hour power reserve and contrasting panda dials for the minute and hour counters as well as the ticking seconds.
Model: Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Crystal/Lens: Convexed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating
Movement: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Black Aero Classic Rubber Strap w/pin buckle or the Ocean Classic stainless steel bracelet
The Superocean Heritage line is a pretty well-established range of watches that most watch-minded folks will be familiar with. So, what makes the new Cheap Breitling Superocean Heritage Replica special and worth pausing to consider? The incorporation of the in-house B01 movement. This movement debuted in 2009 and has since been considered to be a technical achievement on the part of Breitling. They were able to shoehorn the nearly 3-day power reserve into this movement along with a vertical clutch system and a column wheel. That in itself is a remarkable feat, but the Breitling Replica Watches movement is also tried and true in other pieces by the brand and offers an element of provenance that was needed here, in my opinion – especially with a brand in a state of so much change.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Breitling Replica UK performs on the market. It’s already available but I do wonder how the increase in price that comes with using the in-house manufacture movement will be received. There is value there to be sure, but with so many competitive offerings, there needs to be a decisive justification for the increase.
Breitling is a brand that I’ve got a very strong polarizing relationship with. On one hand, I really enjoy the clean looks of the Superocean and Transocean lines. Flip that coin over, though, and you’ve got the designs that most people think of when they think Breitling. To my eye, those designs look cluttered and busy, and I want nothing to do with them on my wrist. Then they had to go and introduce something like the Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 Replica Watches, and screw up my easy yes/no response to their watches.
In many ways, the Breitling Replica UK Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 is the classic look for the brand. You’ve got the tachymeter scale around the chapter ring and a scalloped bezel, all capped with stick indices and the Breitling ‘B.’ In other words, instantly recognizable as being from the brand. Changing it up, though, is that the chapter ring is really the only bit of clutter on the dial, particularly as this watch is not a chronograph.
Not only that, the dimensions of the Cheap Breitling Replica Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 have been shrunk to a very modest 38mm. That makes for a watch that is accessible to a lot more wrists, and I think it’s a lovely, compact size. Being a simple three hander you’re not likely to be doing a lot of timing, but then again, I’m going to say that most mechanical chronographs are woefully underused.
Somehow, Breitling Replica Watches managed to make the Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 both anticipated and totally unexpected for me.Also, keep an eye out for the blue-dialed version of the Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38. I saw a shot of that, and combined with the cream chapter ring, it’s definitely the looker of the bunch. Sure, perhaps the Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 won’t appeal to full-on purists, and hardcore fans of the brand. For those who are a bit more casual when it comes to Breitling Replica, I think this is a good gateway to move over from the Ocean watches to something that’s got, well, more of the signature Breitling design DNA that folks seem to dig.