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 Watch dial, 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.