UK AAA fake Breitling’s modern-retro timepieces revolve around air, land and sea themes. This year the Swiss watchmaker takes to the sky by celebrating the Navitimer’s 70th anniversary with a redesigned collection, recently launched on a Zurich-to-Geneva flight.
By providing flight instruments, perfect replica Breitling‘s ties with aviation began in the early 1940s.
In 1952, Willy Breitling developed the cheap fake Breitling Navitimer as a wrist-worn instrument featuring a circular slide rule that enabled pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations, such as average speed, distance travelled, fuel consumption and rate of climb or descent.
He actually adapted the logarithmic slide rule of the 1940s top copy Breitling Chronomat for aviation purposes and integrated it into the Navitimer’s rotating bezel, surrounded by small beads to make it easier to manipulate.
A word blend between navigation and timer, the high quality replica Breitling Navitimer was originally created for the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), whose members received the 41mm model in 1954. Considered large at that time, the diameter of the flight tool accommodated all the easy-to-read information on a black dial, with the AOPA logo positioned prominently at 12 o’clock.
In late 1955, the luxury fake Breitling brand name above a stylised winged logo appeared on the dial of models available to non-AOPA customers.
The Swiss replica Breitling Navitimer grew up alongside the burgeoning civil aviation industry, and became a mainstay in cockpits, sitting on the wrists of pilots flying overseas in the late 1950s.
The 70th anniversary collection boasts dials in bold colours and enhanced styling, while AOPA wings make a comeback at 12 o’clock.
The original is further characterised by the circular slide rule, baton indexes, chronograph counters and notched bezel. The new Swiss movement fake Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronographs carry the DNA, but a closer look reveals modern refinements.
A flattened slide rule and a domed crystal create the illusion of a more compact profile, while alternating polished and brushed finishes give the metal elements a lustrous yet understated quality.