I’ve always admired Breitling watches, especially the Navitimer from afar, which ended up being too big and inaccessible. But a few years ago, Breitling changed that. They had a brainstorm and took the iconic aviation chronograph aesthetic and bridged the gap for those of us with slender wrists who couldn’t make a 42/44mm watch work. Breitling Navitimer Automatic 38 1:1 replica watch.
The watch measures less than 38mm (38mm for the beaded bezel and 36.5mm under the case), 44mm lug-to-lug and 10.1mm deep. So since the watch weighs only 112 grams, you’re hit from the start – which is a bummer to be honest – so the rotor noise is very, very noticeable.
If Cheap Breitling Replica hadn’t worked so hard to squeeze it into unisex dress watch guise (lots of people with small wrists, I include wearing 39/40mm watches) and hadn’t cut corners on case size, the essence of aviation timekeeping is boldness and function Sex – probably not hindered.
Which brings me to that unique, flowing bracelet that is lowered by a compressed folding clasp. It could be better and should be what you pay for this Breitling Replica Watch. Contrary to popular belief, the clasp does have fine adjustments, albeit cumbersome, and cannot be adjusted “on the fly”. My advice is, buy it on their really cute straps.
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 38 grade 1 replica watch is very comfortable to wear, partly because of the bracelet design, and of course the small case. The beaded bezel brought back to life from an earlier model is a dizzying tool – a firm nod to the neutral market it targets – offering a good buy to operate a powerful slide rule.
Beautiful and easy to read, the dial is beautifully printed and the delicately applied hour-markers encased in a double AR-coated sapphire crystal dance beautifully in any light conditions thanks to its highly polished faceted surface. The date window is barely noticeable due to its inconspicuous placement and white-on-black Gothic font. All of this solidifies the appeal of a dress AAA Swiss replica watch that Navitimer is clearly competing for.
While the Lume is limited to hands, the red tipped seconds hand with the elegant tail logo seals it for me and glides very smoothly thanks to the redesigned sellita movement. This movement choice might make some people cringe, but it’s far better than an equivalent ETA, is easy to service, and allows the fancy word “Chronometer” to adorn the classic slightly sunburst dial.
The general mirror finish and finish of the case and bracelet is excellent, and I feel Breitling Navitimer Replica Watch is still ahead of the curve here. There is no trace of brushed stainless steel on this watch! The box and packaging are equally well executed, avoiding higher-end branding attempts.
In short, does it bring the essence, charm and historical significance of the marine chronometer into a wider population-friendly form? Yes, almost. Breitling has done a great job making aviation timekeeping easier to use.