Not one, but two Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut replica watches have just been revealed. First, a watch that is actually over 60 years old and is on public display for the first time: The first Swiss wristwatch ever in space. Second, the new Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaut Limited Edition — a bit of a mouthful.
This year, Breitling is tapping another key brand milestone around the 1962 Cosmonaute, the 60th Anniversary of another legendary reference that carried two unique distinctions: first, it was recognized in Breitling collector circles as the first Swiss Cheap Breitling Replica in space, and second, its unique 24-hour time display, as specially requested by Carpenter himself.
The 24-hour display on that Navitimer was requested so that it would be redundant with the onboard clock.Should onboard timekeeping break, the watch will still display time in a way that allows for seamless communication with mission control.
That significant efforts have been made to waterproof the rotating bezel, but because of the way it has to interact with the internal flange ring, waterproofness could have only been achieved through significant gains in thickness – and that was not the way Breitling Replica wanted this pilot’s watch to go. And so the Navitimer, including this Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut for 2022, remains rated waterproof to 3 bar.
If you want one of those, get a Chronomat, a Superocean Heritage, an Avenger, a Premier, or an Endurance Pro — just about any other Breitling. But if you want one with a rotating slide rule and want it to be called a Navitimer, you’d better be wearing pilot’s suits and not dive suits, and that’s all good.
Thankfully, the new reference PB02301A1B1P1 isn’t just a shot-for-shot re-issue of the Fake Swiss Breitling Watch— it’s a decidedly luxe approach to one of the earliest known purpose-built watches for astronauts, one that acknowledges its fans with a hand-wound 24-hour-display movement with a chronograph, a stainless steel case, and a platinum bezel.
The case of the new Replica Breitling Watches measures 41mm and is just 13mm-thick – courtesy of the hand-wound-only B02 movement that ditches the self-winding system of the B01 it is based on.
Power reserve and frequency maintain their impressive combination of 70 hours and 4 Hertz, and the column wheel and vertical clutch — all four are cornerstones of a proper modern chronograph movement — are all here, as well.
Lug-to-lug the Navitimer Cosmonaut Exquisite Replica Watches measures 47.09mm, making it beautifully wearable and in tune not just with the original, but also with the changing tides of the big-watch trend.
On the wrist, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut makes me want to come up with a space-themed alternative term to “desk diving,” a phrase, in case you are new to watches, used for those of us who wear over-engineered dive watches to the office but never in their intended element.
Am I desk-ronaut rocking a 24-hour dial that, don’t you know, Scott Carpenter requested for his space missions? I don’t know. What I do know is that if I were in the market for a Replica Watches Company, I’d be really tempted to try to get one of the 362 pieces of the new Navitimer Cosmonaut Limited Edition.
It’s extra rarity and platinum bezel are both very tempting. On the flipside, the “regular” and also very fresh Navitimer has some eye-wateringly beautiful new renditions, is less expensive by a considerable amount — and is probably easier to read than the somewhat cramped and busy 24-hour dial on a 41mm watch.