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.
The aviation version is based onBreitling Navitimer 1 B01 chronograph 43 Replica, but with some fine-tuning to give it a 1970s characteristic. This means that the time and minute dials have wide hands in the shape of a baton, as well as wider hour markers and colored parts on the minute counter.
All watch cases are made of 43 mm stainless steel case and contain Best Fake Breitling B01 movement, which is the brand’s automatic chronograph movement. It can be seen through the back of the display that the airline’s logo is printed on the display.
The series starts with Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 Swissair Edition, which has a black dial, white dial and red decorations, which is the color of the Swissair logo.