The originality of the Breitling Navitimer consists on a complex balance between new and old aesthetics, between modern and traditional lines. The watch has a distinctive solid stainless steel case, a dial colored in a white or dark color, a red seconds hand, white or silver chronograph sub-dials and applied hour-markers or numerals. Also, the watch comes with a bi-directional ratcheted rotating bezel that allows you to operate the famous circular aviation slide rule.
To begin with, the sub-dials have different markings. While the original sub-dial located at three o’clock has the 20, 40 and 60 markings, the replica has 12, 4 and 8. It’s the same thing with the sub-dial located at nine o’clock. The original has every even number between 4 and 12, the replica has numbers 1 through 7. The hands on the sub-dials are also reversed in the replica.
Created with the upper class in mind, this beautiful watch doesn’t come cheap. So, most of us wouldn’t even dream of wearing such a beautiful timepiece. Here we have two of the most important brands in the world who have combined their efforts to create an astonishing piece so you get double the luxury. But if you have the funds for such a watch, this rugged but elegant design will complement your attire perfectly.
The automatic mechanism is another thing you should check. A good quality chronograph watch should have a 25 jewels Swiss ETA automatic movement in order to offer fully functional small dials.
Indeed, this is a good looking watch. As you can see in the pictures, it has a black dial and a stainless steel polished bracelet. Even if Jay says that it should be a 43 mm, as far as I know, 46 mm is the right size for this model. I can’t say too much about this Breitling replica’s movements because I didn’t check it myself, but I know that it has a Japanese automatic self-winding movement.