Breitling Superocean Heritage Replica

The 1950s were a watershed decade for dive watches, if you’ll forgive the pun. Within a few years of each other, three different companies released three of the most enduring classics of the modern dive watch idiom: the Rolex Submariner, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, and the Omega Seamaster 300. All had certain essential features in common – excellent visibility, rotating timing bezels, good water resistance – and each has gone on to become an icon for the company that made it. In 1957, another classic of the era debuted: the Breitling Superocean, which was released in both chronograph and non-chronograph versions.
Early Breitling Superocean watches have gone on to become very collectible – the first two references, in good condition, are now high five-figure timepieces (nothing like the crazy money being spent on rare Submariners, but still very respectable). This year is the 60th anniversary of the Superocean, and to mark the occasion Breitling has released a new version of the watch which looks back to the originals for its design cues, while at the same time looking very much forward from a technical standpoint – including the movement, which is being supplied to Breitling by Tudor (with modifications).
There are two sizes available for the new model – 42mm and 46mm, with a 46mm chronograph available as well – and all three models are available in brown, blue, or black. We had the blue and brown models in the office and the brown model on a strap was the one I wore for a week. The blue version on a steel mesh bracelet is just as handsome as the brown model, and for the same reasons: clarity of design and great depth of color. I can only assume the black model would be just as handsome, although the rich colors of the dials and bezels for the blue and brown models is hard to pass up, if you’re going to go for color in a dive watch at all. (Officially, the colors are “copperhead bronze” and “gun blue,” per Breitling).
The strap on the brown version is rubber-lined leather and it’s quite thick, giving every impression of being nearly as durable as the steel mesh bracelet. Ordinarily, I would prefer something a little less heavy, but as the 42mm Héritage Superocean watches are 14.35mm thick, the strap works well and actually harmonizes better with the overall feel of the watch than would a thinner strap (for comparison, the Tudor Black Bay is about 14.8mm thick).
The buckle has a micro-adjustment feature, which lets you fine-tune the fit, although basic strap length is a little harder to adjust, as it requires cutting the strap to the approximate correct length first. The micro-adjustment mechanism is simple to use: Just push in to unlock it, and you can shift the point of attachment of the strap inside the buckle to suit. (Leaving nothing to chance, Breitling has helpfully labeled the relevant locking mechanism “push.”)
Fit and finish on this sub-$5,000 watch is very good indeed. The hands and dial markers pick up light beautifully and the Superocean is, as it should be, instantly legible under pretty much any lighting conditions you’d care to throw at it (including total darkness). Aside from legibility, though, it struck me during the time I wore it as a genuinely beautiful watch, with a kind of elegance I’ve missed in some of Breitling’s more recent creations. The shapes of the hands and indexes, as well as the warm richness and saturation of the dial and bezel colors, goes to show you that making an aesthetically nuanced tool watch needn’t be an oxymoron (I still can’t quite believe I’m describing a Breitling as “aesthetically nuanced,” but there you have it).
The bezel feels slightly stiff, dropping into half-minute stops as you rotate it; the upside of a certain degree of resistance, of course, is that you feel when you set the bezel that it’s not going anywhere.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Superocean Héritage is what’s under the hood – in this case, the Breitling caliber B20. This is sort of an in-house movement, and sort of not; it’s based on the Tudor caliber MT5612, which was first introduced by Tudor in the Pelagos. There are some differences between the MT5612, as used by Tudor, and the B20 – for one thing, the B20 has somewhat more traditional finishing than MT5612, which has an almost modernist look, with bead-blasted bridges rather than the Geneva stripes used in the Breitling version. The other major difference is that the B20 doesn’t have a silicon balance spring, which means less resistance to magnetic fields. However, a lot of the value of the movement is still there. The B20 is, like the caliber MT5612, a tough movement designed for hard use, with a balance bridge (providing somewhat better protection against shock) and a freesprung, adjustable mass balance – and, of course, a 70 hour power reserve.
Because of the closed caseback, you can’t see the movement, which is a bit of a shame, but you can definitely tell it’s there from the performance of the watch. Certainly, this chronometer-certified caliber came through in daily use – I’d expect the watch to drift a little on its rate over time but at least during the one week period I wore it, it gained exactly one second per day, which is stellar performance by any standard. Wider use by Breitling of this movement (and I can only assume they’ll deploy it elsewhere in the next year or two) would make a significant change in how potential buyers evaluate the value proposition of Breitling watches.
This version of the Breitling Superocean Héritage will run you $4,500 (the blue dial version on the mesh bracelet isn’t much more expensive, at $4,700). After a week with the brown dial version I really felt like there’s a lot on offer from Breitling with this one. The aesthetics are really compelling (it’s one of the more handsome new dive watches out this year, for sure). And with a ceramic bezel, a very nicely made strap with a well-engineered bracelet, and that caliber B20 inside – which gave nothing short of excellent performance during the week I had it, and which has some very nice technical bells and whistles going for it – Breitling has here a very serious new contender in the $5,000 and under dive watch category. Definitely worth a serious look, and a great deal of what you get in more expensive dive watches, for several thousand less.

Breitling Emergency Titanium

“Do not unscrew the antenna cap. We repeat, do not unscrew the antenna cap unless it is actually an emergency.” This was more or less the message that Breitling kept telling me when I was reviewing the Breitling Emergency II watch a few months ago. If you know anything about what Breitling’s iconic Emergency watch does, then the reason for their caution shouldn’t be difficult to understand. The Emergency II watch, like the original Emergency before it, is a timepiece with a distress beacon built into it – and such functionality makes it among the most interesting and arguably “special” modern high-end watches of our time.

There is a lot to say about the Breitling Emergency II watch and its modern history, which in some instances is actually more interesting than the watch itself. You might recall that it was years ago back in 2013 when Breitling first debuted the Emergency II timepiece. Shortly thereafter, went hands-on with Breitling’s latest “emergency rescue watch” here. It was not until a few years later that the watch was available for purchase, and even longer after that until the Breitling Emergency II was legally available for sale in the United States.
Breitling actually needed to work with some special lobbyist-style people in Washington D.C. to convince the US Government to make an exception to their device communication rules in order for the Emergency II to be legally sold. The reason is because the Emergency II is the only wearable device of its kind to be battery-powered and transmit dual frequency emergency broadcast signals (they call it a “PLB,” which means “Personal Locator Beacon”). I don’t recall all the details since it was a while since I looked at the paperwork, but I believed Breitling in their story that the process to get the Emergency II available for sale in the US was both arduous and expensive.
In the 1990s when Breitling’s original Emergency was popular, it was among the cooler luxury men’s watches around. The brand known for military-style pilot watches had a high-tech timepiece that could save your life if you were stranded. Few people actually needed this tech, while most wore it for the coolness factor. With that said, Breitling does have stories of people who actually used the emergency beacon functionality to be saved. Pretty cool, and the tech is built on the common frequencies other emergency signal devices all over the world use, and that agencies all over the world monitor.
The Emergency II differs from the Emergency I in a host of ways. In many ways, the simplicity of the original Emergency is missed because it was more wearable, and one didn’t really need to worry about the battery as much. On this latter note, the Emergency II doesn’t have a short battery life (they claim 2-3 years when fully charged assuming you don’t use the antenna of course), but rather comes with a rechargeable battery and docking station. The idea is that before a critical mission, the user will fully charge the battery because if they need to use the emergency beacon, it will need a lot of juice. So in a lot of ways, this is sort of an upgrade, and the new watch uses more energy for the signals since it has two of them to send pings on.
Functionally, the main benefit of the Emergency II is that it can now broadcast emergency signals to both the legacy 121.5 MHz frequency, as well as the more modern 406.040 MHz signal. The previous frequency is limited to perhaps 100 miles or so from a receiver station, and while it is still useful in many instances, the 406.040 MHz frequency is the one that most “survivors will be keen to be heard on.”
This is because these days, Cospas-Sarsat satellite systems monitor these signals, which can be “heard” anywhere on the globe. They also offer more precision in where the beacon is coming from, allowing emergency rescue teams to more easily find the location of the signal. It is for this reason that Breitling was so touchy about the antenna system on the watch. Assuming someone accidentally activated the beacon (which happens as soon as the antenna is pulled out of the case), the signal would be picked up by emergency rescue personnel – and they would be on their way to you. The bill associated with this activity is not insignificant.
The promise of the Emergency II to wearers is that assuming you are in an emergency situation (and you have enough battery life in the watch) you can be rescued from pretty much any place on the planet. If that happens, then suddenly your circa $15,000 USD timepiece investment suddenly makes a lot of sense. More so, if you know that you’ll need the watch and have one, then it is easy to be prepared. With that said, where the Emergency II has some issues over the original is in the ability to wear it on a daily basis. This is because while it is surprisingly wearable, the Breitling Emergency II is a rather hefty timepiece.
51mm wide and 21.6mm thick makes for a beast of a timepiece to wear on a regular basis for most wrists. The case is produced in high-grade titanium and doesn’t weigh too much at about 144 grams (actual weight will depend on whether you wear it on the matching titanium bracelet or rubber strap). With that said, unless you really enjoy this size and feel and you can pull off this watch with your normal casual attire, the Breitling Emergency II will be mostly reserved for “weekend warrior attire,” or for serious adventure use when the availability of the PLB functionality is deemed useful.
In that sense, Breitling has created an even more niche product with the Emergency II compared to the original. You’d see guys wearing the original Emergency on a regular basis since it was smaller and also a lot cheaper. With the new higher price of the the more sophisticated, and clearly larger Emergency II, Breitling has perhaps created a more useful wearable emergency locator device, but it doesn’t make for as good of a daily wear option – again, for most people.
That doesn’t stop Breitling from offering as many fashionable versions of the Emergency II as possible. My favorite is the reference V7632519|C931|260S|V20DSA.2 that I was able to snag for review, which is the Emergency II with a mother-of-pearl dial. Funny enough, Breitling makes two versions of the Emergency II with a MOP dial, the other with green versus these blue accents is the ref. REF. V7632530|L527|286S|V20DSA.2. Strictly speaking, the only reason to have a mother-of-pearl dial is for aesthetic effects. But isn’t this a tool watch? Yes, and part of the charm of luxury timepieces is that you can have such decoration on an otherwise very functional device. This adds both charm and character.
The Emergency II is available in a range of dial colors outside of mother-of-pearl, ranging from yellow to orange and of course a more sober black. The overall dial and rotating bezel design will be familiar for those who know Breitling’s modern lineup of “Professional” watches equipped with analog/digital quartz movements. Inside the watch is the Breitling caliber 76 SuperQuartz movement. This high-accuracy thermocompensated quartz movement has analog hands for the hours and minutes on the dial, as well as two LCD screens that can display other information. In addition to the time, the movement (all functions are controlled by the crown) features a full calendar, 1/100th of a second chronograph, countdown timer, second timezone, GMT, and alarm.
Even though I like the dial design, I’ve never been too in love with this current generation styling of the hands. I miss the higher-contrast and thus easier to read hands of some previous generation Breitling watches. These new hands are fine, but just not as bold as I’d like in a watch such as this. One of the interesting little details on the dial is the fact that the 12 o’clock hour marker is actually a small light. It regularly pulses lightly, and I think it is mostly used as a low-battery indicator.
With its massive titanium case (either natural titanium or PVD-coated black) is a domed sapphire crystal that has dual AR-coating on both sides (thank you!). The Emergency II is also water-resistant to 500m. Around the dial is a rotating navigational bezel with windrose markings. This is a useful beast of a “sports” watch if there ever was one, and there is nothing else out there quite like it.
If wearing comfort is particularly important to you, and you have smaller wrists, then the rubber strap is likely to be the best choice. The matching titanium bracelet looks great, but I recommend it only for those with thick wrists, or who plan to wear it over a jacket.
If I could have it my way, the Breitling Emergency II would be more accessibly-priced and smaller. The latter is likely a tough thing to do given the technology inside of the watch, which is made as small as they could at the time the watch was developed. I can’t comment on price, but I know that the work required to make this timepiece happen was not insignificant, and it isn’t as if there are a lot of competitors. Though, if you merely need a PLB device, there are of course, cheaper options.
Sexy and thoroughly a luxury timepiece with a sporty character, the Breitling Emergency II is admittedly extremely cool. No one can deny that. I don’t think that I will see as many on regular people’s wrists as I did the original Emergency, but with its more functional character and ability to be more useful as a PLB, I hope that the right people, traveling to the right places have access to a watch like this.

Breitling Avenger II

For an industry that makes miniature machines, size is still an important factor in the grand scheme of things. A huge portion of the luxury watch market still prefer a big and bright timepiece, and none can satisfy their craving quite like Breitling’s Super Avenger II Chronograph. With elegance and ease, this one-of-a-kind grand watch is one that clients and collectors would truly want for their own.
The luxury watch business is like a paradox. While it favors sleek and small models, it also can’t get enough of big and grand timepieces. A lot of brand’s signature items are some of their most immensely-sized watches. Arguably, despite the industry’s push for more compact and streamlined silhouettes, there’s a portion of the market that will forever favor gargantuan timepieces. In fact, some of the finest luxury watches are offered to cater to such tastes, like Breitling’s Super Avenger II Chronograph timepiece.
Breitling is one of those brands that continuously look towards their heritage to create new and exciting pieces. Back in 2013, the revamped their Avenger II, releasing them with better style and functions. Part of this reinvented collection was the Super Avenger II, one of the line’s chronograph watches. The timepiece’s price ranges from $5,100 to $5,550, depending on the type of strap.
If there’s ever a timepiece to further push the luxury watch market’s “bigger is better” initiative, it’s Breitling’s Super Avenger II Chronograph watch. At 48 millimeters in diameter, it’s one of the biggest wristwatches ever produced in modern watchmaking history. The size, however, isn’t just for show, as it houses a bevy of innovations such as the COSC-certified chronometer and three outstanding chronographs, just to name a few. Its rugged construction yet elegant design makes it the perfect timepiece any gentleman would want to wear, both for everyday activities and elegant events.
There’s a reason why people are preferring sleeker silhouettes nowadays—a lighter timepiece. Clients’ modern lifestyles have them constantly on-the-go and they need lightweight items to help them move as quickly as they can. This isn’t to say that big wrist watches such as Breitling’s Super Avenger II Chronograph weighs so much that they can’t move, but it does provide more hassle to the wearer compared to smaller-sized watches.

Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43

Few watch lines can claim as strong a connection with the history of aviation as Breitling’s cornerstone Navitimer, and over the years the Navitimer line has built deep bonds with both military and civil flying groups. 2019 saw Breitling celebrate its long-standing airline connections with a vintage airline-themed capsule connection inspired by the iconic jet liveries of TWA, Pan Am, and Swissair. For 2021, the brand revisits this high-flying ‘60s and ‘70s-inspired concept with a new Navitimer paying tribute to commercial aviation giant American Airlines. Featuring a more refined, balanced colorway as well as a robust modern in-house movement, the new Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition is a natural evolution of the brand’s airline capsule collection with a handsome new look
The 43mm stainless steel case of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition follows the classic Navitimer formula, with piston pushers, tapering chamfered lugs, and the line’s signature coin edge slide rule bezel. Like most Navitimer designs, this is likely to wear large on the wrist, with the sapphire crystal covering the bezel scale for a nearly all-dial appearance when viewed from above. The fully polished finish reinforces the vintage feel at play here, but the watch moves from away from its ’70s visual themes with its caseback. Breitling equips this Navitimer with a sapphire display window emblazoned with a variant of American Airlines’ classic eagle logo, but this element takes the watch in an interesting stylistic direction. While the rest of the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition heavily hints at the bright and bold visual cues of the late ‘60s and ‘70s, American Airlines only used this style of emblem from 1945 to 1962, and eagle itself has not faced to the left since the original emblem introduced in 1931. This slightly anachronistic altered logo design may prove divisive among aviation aficionados, but its size and execution certainly add a visual punch to the overall package. Like the rest of the Navitimer line, however, water resistance remains a weak point for this model with a rating of only 30 meters.
Overall, the dial design of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition carries more than a passing family resemblance to 2019’s Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Pan Am. While the overall red, white, and blue colorway remains, the American Airlines model substantially rebalances the proportions of these familiar colors for a cleaner, more cohesive look in images. The outermost ring of the slide rule scale is rendered in an elemental cool white, while the bold fire-engine red has been limited to the chronograph hands, baton handset, and key elements of the chronograph and slide rule scales. The other major change is subtler, but carries a sizeable impact for the overall cleanliness of the design in photos. While previous versions of the Navitimer airline capsule collection interspersed their unique colorways liberally with deep black dial text, here all text is in either medium blue or bright white. This small adjustment reframes the design as an interplay between the white elements and the main surfaces in bold matte medium blue, with the potentially overpowering red tones relegated to highlights for key information. This is still a Navitimer, with all the visual intricacy that usually entails, but these minor tweaks have a potentially outsize impact on the sense of visual flow throughout the multiple scales and subdials. The one exception to this more focused new colorway is the 4:30 date window, which uses a harshly contrasting black date wheel.
Inside the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition beats the brand’s in-house B01 automatic chronograph movement. The B01 has become Breitling’s flagship modern chronograph movement over the past several years, and the movement boasts a solid list of accoutrements to justify its position. Chronometer certified by the COSC for accuracy, the B01 uses both a vertical clutch and a column wheel in its chronograph complication and offers a hefty 70 hour power reserve at a 28,800 bph beat rate. Finishing for the B01 is simple and handsome in images, with a mix of Côtes de Geneve, brushing, and sunburst textures. Breitling pairs the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition with the option of either a brightly polished Milanese mesh bracelet or a classic cocoa brown calf leather strap.
By evolving the bright and playful ethos of the airline capsule collection with a newly focused execution and an impressive in-house powerplant, the new Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited Edition presents the sub-line’s most complete stylistic package yet. Only 100 examples of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 American Airlines Limited edition will be made, with 75 examples fitted to the leather strap and 25 models equipped with the Milanese mesh bracelet.

Breitling Navitimer 1 35 Automatic

Breitling is under the spotlight with the women’s version of the aviation legend Navitimer model family, which stands out with its new 35mm diameter case.

We would not be wrong to say that the Navitimer is the signature model family for Breitling. Considered as the cornerstone of the brand’s aviation-themed designs, Navitimer is among the iconic models of the watch world today. The collection, known only for men’s models until 2018, started to include women’s models with 38mm versions introduced in the same year. The new Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 model family introduced this year with a variety of case, dial, and strap options takes the feminine interpretation of the brand’s iconic model to the next level. The model we have chosen for you from the new series dazzles with its stainless steel/rose gold combination and mother-of-pearl dial.
The new model comes in a case measuring 35mm in diameter and 9.92mm in height. According to Breitling, the 38mm diameter Navitimer model family introduced in 2018 is also a women’s collection. However, it is worth noting that the 35mm diameter measurement looks much more like a women’s watch. The case comes with an 18K rose gold bezel following the Two-Tone concept. On the other hand, leaving the crown in stainless steel is a bit against this concept. The case features an AR-coated, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a Breitling signed solid case back at the rear. Let us remind you that the case is water-resistant to 30 meters only.
For the dial of the model, it is possible to say that it is the only feminine component of the model, after the 35mm diameter. The dial comes with a mother-of-pearl background. Accompanied by pink gold-tone details following the bicolor concept, the dial features diamond-set hour markers as well. The red-tipped second hand and the red details used on the internal scale, which is a Navitimer classic, are the elements that remain true to the DNA of the model and add integrity to the design. Finally, the absence of a date window combines the striking beauty of the dial with perfect symmetry.
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 Collection comes to life with the brand’s Caliber 17 movement. 25-jewels C.O.S.C. certified automatic movement operates at a frequency of 4Hz (28.800vph) and offers 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
The version we selected for the review comes with a metal bracelet made of 18K rose gold and stainless steel components, in line with the concept. In the Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 Collection, which has already reached sales points, there are five more versions offering different case, dial, and strap options.

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

In 2019, Chopard debuted the Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch, which housed the calibre 96.24-L, the brand’s first automatic flying tourbillon. Now, we see a follow-up to the original, this time in a white-gold case with solid gold dial done in blue with honeycomb guilloché. Not just an aesthetic triumph, the Flying T Twin features an ultra-thin stop-seconds tourbillon and a movement that is both COSC-certified and bears the Geneva Seal. Limited to 50 pieces, this watch is a testament to the Scheufele family’s investment in Chopard’s L.U.C division.
For anyone unfamiliar, L.U.C is the initials of founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard and is the designation given to watches produced at the brand’s high-end manufacture in Fleurier that opened in 1996. While I admire the more recent releases, I personally have a deep love for some of the earliest L.U.C pieces Chopard released. I would place the first two Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch calibers (the 1.96 and 1.98 Quattro) amongst offerings from the finest watchmakers out there. So, while I find this new Flying T Twin to be well-sized for the contemporary buyer at 40mm, I can’t help but be even more drawn to the limited-edition model Chopard did with Revolution in the 36.5mm case. Why?
Because the 96.24-L is based on, and is the same size as, the first L.U.C Calibre 1.96, which measures 27.4mm-wide and 3.3mm-thick. My personal taste will always prioritize a movement that fits snugly in its case rather than sizing up the case to fit consumer tastes. But…Chopard is a business, and I understand why they would choose not to limit a six-figure offering to a 36.5mm case in 2021.
Released in 2019, the L.U.C Calibre 96.24-L was Chopard’s first automatic flying tourbillon. The “flying” refers to the fact that there is no upper bridge supporting the tourbillon in place (such as you’d find in a manual-wind tourbillon like this one) and, due to it being a one-minute tourbillon, it serves as a seconds counter as well. It is also COSC-certified (not common for tourbillons) and is a stop-seconds tourbillon, which is not something I’ve seen other than a handful of times by brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Gronefeld, Moritz Grossmann, and one or two others. The lion’s share of tourbillons out there will not stop when you pull out the crown to set the time, sacrificing the kind of accuracy one would have with any watch with a hacking seconds function.
The 96.24-L bears the Geneva Seal, so we know that the finishing on the movement is excellent. The “twin” part of the T Twin designation refers to the fact that this movement has two stacked barrels, thanks to Chopard’s patented Twin technology. This allows the modestly sized movement to achieve an impressive 65-hour power reserve. Just like the Michel Parmigiani-designed original L.U.C Calibre 1.96, the 96.24-L has that beautifully finished 22k-gold micro-rotor serving as the visual centerpiece on the caseback.
While the tourbillon and movement will initially garner the most attention, the dial warrants praise of its own. Since its inception, Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch has been making dials out of solid gold for select pieces by partnering with Metalem, who is among the top dial makers out there (they make Philippe Dufour’s dials). The dial for this Flying T Twin is done in a solid gold that is galvanized in order to achieve the blue color. Sadly, much of the guilloché we see done nowadays is stamped by a machine, which is certainly not the case here.

The dial of this L.U.C (like many before it) is done using guillochage, AKA hand-done engine turning. The intricate, non-uniform honeycomb pattern here is drop-dead gorgeous, as is the very finely done circular pattern around the dial’s exterior circumference.
Done in “Fairmined” 18k white gold, the case of the Chopard L.U.C. Flying T Twin watch measures 40mm-wide and 7.7mm-thick and has 30m of water resistance. Where the first model in 2019 came in a rose-gold case with a gray ruthenium galvanized gold dial, this new iteration opts for white gold with the aforementioned blue galvanized gold dial. Chopard uses “100% ethical gold,” which is a legitimate and admirable move toward sustainability and human rights.

Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46

Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling celebrates four historic aircrafts, the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, the Vought F4U Corsair, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the de Havilland Mosquito with the release of five Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 watches.
The heart and soul of the Breitling brand is their heritage within aviation. At the very beginning of their history, Leon Breitling introduced to the world two chronographs with a unique reset button, a major step in the development of the wrist-wearing chronograph and a design sold largely to those in the aviation industry. Four decades later in 1938 and Leon’s son Willy established the Huit Aviation Department credited for creating chronographs for military aviators particularly that of the Royal Air Force.
Then in 1953, Breitling introduced one of their most significant flight instruments known as the Ref.765 AVI pilot’s watch. It had an impressively bold rotating bezel and oversized Arabic numerals offering impeccable legibility making it an instant favourite among flyers. Early last year, the Swiss watch manufacturer the AVI Ref. 765 1953 watch, a carefully researched and crafted re-edition honouring this classic chronograph. Today, they continue to honour its legacy with an entire Breitling Super AVI watch collection combining vintage aviation aesthetic with modern technologies.

“This collection embodies that sense of nostalgia for the early days of aviation when pilots relied on their watches as onboard tools,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “But you don’t have to be a pilot or vintage-aircraft buff to appreciate the exceptional craftsmanship and rugged design.”
The new Breitling Super AVI watch collection delivers five stunning models, each commemorating their own legendary aircraft. Two of the models are named the Super AVI P-51 Mustang honouring one of the best all-round fighter planes in the world, the first in stainless steel with a black dial and golden-brown leather strap and the second in 18 carat rose gold opting for an anthracite dial and black leather strap. Next up is the Breitling Super AVI Tribute to Vought F4U Corsair, a WWII naval aircraft with a navy and black livery. These colours are brought to life on the blue dial, tone-on-tone chronograph counters and black leather strap.

The fourth watch in the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 collection is the Super AVI Curtiss Warhawk which pays homage to its namesake’s famous shark-mouth nose art with a military green dial, steel case, white contrasting chronograph counters and bold red accents. Lastly, the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 collection introduces the Super AVI Mosquito, a timepiece inspired by the “Wooden Wonder” plane known for its famous wooden construction and it’s record as one of the fastest planes built between 1940 and 1950. The watch designed in honour of the aircraft is the only one in the series with a ceramic bezel paired with a matching black dial with white contrasting chronograph counters and red and orange elements recalling the roundels and markings found on the plane.
“Our watchmaking DNA is what dominates here, while the interpretations of the four aircraft give the series its emotion and bold graphic appeal. Taken together, these elements evoke the spirit of early flight,” says Breitling Creative Director Sylvain Berneron. “We can’t forget that Breitling pioneered aviation tool watches like the Ref. 765 AVI. That heritage is so strong, we had to not only keep it intact, but rewrite it for the 21st century.”

Other than their differing colourways, the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 watches enjoy most of their specifications in common including a 46mm case, oversized crown at 3 o’clock and knurled bezels providing optimal grip for those wearing thick gloves in the cockpit. The bi-directional ratcheted bezels also offer pointers and 12 hour scales to pair with the GMT hands and 24 hour inner bezel. The cases boast 100 metre water resistant ratings, cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and screwed steel exhibition case backs decorated with an image of its corresponding aircraft.
As with all Breitling pilot’s watches, legibility is made a priority with each Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 watch adorned with a mass of Superluminova coated hardware including luminous hands for the hours and minutes, Superluminova tips for the GMT and central chronograph seconds hands, glow in the dark Arabic numerals and a rather unique lume-accented chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. The engine behind these complications is the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04 automatic winding movement with a 70 hour power reserve, column wheel and vertical clutch mechanism, integrated date window and COSC certification.

Breitling Aviator 8

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Breitling has gone through more changes in the last couple of years than the weather does during 20 minutes of British summertime. The overhaul has been so radical that I’ve sometimes been afraid to look. After months of therapy, I’m happy to say I’m no longer a heady mixture of furious/incredulous in regard to the Navitimer 8 range being deemed “Navitimers.” What this has enabled me to do is step through the red mist and appreciate the watches for what they are: pretty neat timepieces. The Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch may have a mouthful of a name, but it offers an eyeful of treats to make up for it.
The case of the new Replica Breitling Aviator 8 watches model is lifted straight from the existing Navitimer 8 family but treated with a DLC coating. The images make the DLC coating look a little grayer than it might in real life, but it’s important to remember how starkly the underlying surface finish can affect the appearance of color once the metal has been coated. High-polished surfaces look jet black. Vapor-blasted surfaces look more like a charcoal ceramic. Brushed surfaces, as employed on the Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk watch, land somewhere in between. It’s a great look when teamed with the military green dial. The result is a rugged tool watch that, with a closed and engraved caseback, looks ready for action.
The case is water resistant to 100m. It features a screw-down crown. The sapphire crystal is treated with a double layer of anti-reflective coating. It’s a pleasingly wearable 41mm in diameter and sports a bi-directional bezel decorated with a red triangle. This feature recalls the classic ref. 768 on which this model is based.
Breitling has been scouring the archives of late. There’s no synthesizing heritage, however hard brands try — but try they do, over and over again. In this instance, some bright spark in the Breitling basement has unearthed the fact that Breitling was producing aircraft instruments for the RAF and other air forces at the same time as legendary aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright was producing their most famous plane, the P-40.
The Replica Breitling Aviator 8 watches Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk is a very nice effort, regardless of the flimsy storytelling behind its birth. The Breitling Caliber 17 powers the Aviator 8 Automatic Curtiss 41 Warhawk. This caliber is COSC-certified, offers a power reserve of 40 hours, and beats at a standard 28,000vph (4Hz). I’m a fan of Breitling’s in-house output. I just wish they had used a display back. Aviation watches needn’t have a closed caseback, and suffice it to say the decoration, however apt, is not particularly exhilarating.
I like the look of this watch. The ham-handed nod toward the synchronicity of Breitling and Curtiss Wright’s contribution to aviation doesn’t really put me off. In fact, I find it kind of endearing. The watch is a great commemoration of huge technological strides made contemporaneously by both companies. Simply put, it looks cool. The design hangs together very well, and the watch would certainly make a fine addition to any collection. And green is bang-on-trend. It’s probably my favorite green watch from Breitling ever (although the chronographs that accompany the release of the three-hander reviewed here might yet surpass it).

Breitling Chronomat for Women

Breitling Chronomat for Women  has announced the launch of the brand’s first ever Chronomat designed for women. This new line of Chronomat 36 and 32 watches has been dedicated to women of purpose, action, and style.
Breitling has also announced its new Spotlight Squad along with the launch of this collection. The esteemed members of this squad are: Charlize Theron, Misty Copeland, and Yao Chen. These three leading stars have been known for being fierce and pushing boundaries. In addition to excelling on screen and on stage, these three are not afraid to take control of their own storylines while trying to improve the lives of others.
Originally from South Africa, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron has proven her versatility in numerous roles and genres. In 2004, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress after playing a serial killer in Monster. In 2019, she starred in and co-produced the drama Bombshell, for which she was nominated for another Academy Award.

In 2007, dancer Misty Copeland was only the second African-American woman to be promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT); in 2015, she was the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer. That year, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Chinese TV and film actress Yao Chen has won many awards, including the Audience Choice category of China’s Golden Eagle Award (2010) and Best Actress at the Busan International Film Festival (2016, Asian Content). In 2019, she won the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Far East Film Festival.
Along with the choice of sizes (36 mm Automatic and 32 mm SuperQuartz

), these timepieces are also available in an array of metal cases: stainless steel, bi-color, or 18 k red gold. Women craving extra sparkle can opt for diamond-set bezels and indexes.
The Chronomat Automatic 36 is powered by the Breitling Caliber 10 with a reserve of about 42 hours. There are ten versions to choose from, with special lacquered dials in white, pale green, midnight blue, or copper. The Chronomat 32 runs on the Breitling Caliber 77 and has a battery life of three to four years. It comes in seven versions, with white or midnight blue dials.
The watches in the Breitling Chronomat for Women range feature Breitling’s iconic Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, which is as robust as it is elegant. Like all Breitling watches, the chronometers are COSC-certified. All of them have 100-meter water resistance.
Since the 1940s, Breitling has created a variety of dedicated women’s models. There was the delicate ladies’ TransOcean, called the “most wonderful expression of Breitling precision” back in 1957. The Lady J made a bold statement in the 1990s. Then the Galactic brought a “blend of refined luxury and uncompromising technical sophistication” in 2010. More recent women’s timepieces include the iconic Navitimer 35 and 38 and the sporty Superocean 36.
The original 1984 Chronomat helped signal a rebirth of the Swiss watch industry, and it has inspired many more timepieces over the past four decades – including women’s models. Today, the modern-retro watches of the  Breitling Chronomat for Women  36 and 32 collection shine the spotlight on confident and versatile women.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

In 1993, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore replica watch was born, in addition to the tradition of the Royal Oak, the 42 mm case, externally visible waterproof gasket, chronograph function with speedometer scale and other innovative design. The replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph adds a more advanced technology and aesthetic design to the previous design. Case material introduced rose gold, black and white ceramics and other materials.
In 1986, Audemars Piguet’s bracelet made of ceramics was first used in watches, and it was one of the first watch manufacturers to use ceramic materials. The chronograph button and the screw-in crown, which are made of black ceramic on the side of the rose gold case, stand in stark contrast to the brand’s unconventional and avant-garde design. The 42mm oversized case, 18K rose gold case with eight white gold screws, anti-glare sapphire crystal and the bottom cover together protect the precision parts of the watch. The design of the dial and bezel is the interpretation of the concept of “Offshore”.
The rose gold-tone dial engraves the “Méga Tapisserie” oversized plaid, the black volute dial on the dial and the black inner bezel echo the black crown and black chronograph button. There is a calendar display window at the 3 o’clock position of the dial. There are 12-hour and 30-minute scoreboards at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively, and a small second disc at 12 o’clock. The brand abbreviated three-dimensional inserts are made of solid gold, which makes the overall style more consistent. The black fluorescent Arabic numerals and the rose gold fluorescent Royal Oak pointer break quietly in the dark, clear and clear, and can be seen at any time.
Hand-stitched black alligator strap with 18K rose gold buckle buckle, closer to the wrist, without affecting the powerful features of the watch. The chronograph movement provides at least 55 hours of power storage. The replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Series has been a revolutionary concept in the field of luxury sports watches since 1993. It is a perfect interpretation of the concept of “offshore”, leading the direction of the luxury sports watch concept.
Our watch website only sells replica Audemars Piguet watches, and these watches are made 1:1 imitating genuine products, which are almost 95% similar to the normal ones. If you don’t observe carefully, you can’t see the difference from the genuine ones. of. In addition, these Audemars Piguet imitation watches are of high quality and exquisite appearance, making them a good choice for friends or family.