Breitling Navitimer Replica, the circular slide rule on a watch was conceived to help pilots do calculations on the wrist. And despite being distinct from the chronograph, the slide has always gone together with the complication on Breitling’s copy watches, first on the Chronomat and then on the Navitimer. Until now.
Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 Replica takes two key features found on the original Navitimer – the “beads of rice” bezel and slide rule – while doing away with the chronograph. And it is also smaller than most Navitimers to date, measuring just 38mm in diameter.
Notably, while earlier Fake Navitimers featured freely rotating bezels, the Navitimer 1 has a ratcheted, bidirectional bezel, which makes operating the slide rule easier by lining up its hash marks against the dial.
It’s powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17, which is actually an ETA 2824 automatic.
Probably the image which most readily springs to mind when you hear the phrase pilot’s watch, and one of the most identifiable forms in all horology, the Breitling Navitimer Replica first arrived in 1953.
Breitling Navitimer Ref 806 1959 Re-Edition
There’s attention to detail and then there’s attention to detail. When Breitling wanted to introduce a contemporary audience to perhaps its greatest historical achievement, the brand decided to go all out. The Fake Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition is just about as precise a reproduction of the original watch as you could ask for.
That Breitling Replica Watchdial, stuffed with an astonishing amount of information, is basically an exact duplicate as well, as is the domed Plexiglass covering on top.
Like the Aviator 8 Re-Edition, only the lume has changed, now Super-LumiNova rather than the period-correct radium and nicely aged. The beautiful winged logo, and the text ‘BREITLING’ and ‘NAVITIMER’ in all caps are just as they should be.
Blacksteel’s stainless steel treated with diamond-like carbon and a wear-resistant black coating have been used on the cases of several Breitling replica watches. The latest series is Chronomat 44 Blacksteel, which is a sports chronograph with black and red coating.
It has a square chronograph, red accents and five-line text, which gives it a tightly packed dial, which is a typical representative of Breitling. The Breitling Replica baffle is one-way and has the function of passing time, which means it can be used by pilots or divers. For this reason, the waterproof depth of the watch is 200 m.
For this style of Replica watch, the case back is transparent, which is really unusual and can display the movement of movement 01.