Breitling Navitimer Introduction
A watch born from innovation, the Breitling Navitimer is one of the most iconic pilot Breitling replica watches for sale that was purpose built to navigate aviators across the skies. The Navitimer was the first wrist watch that enabled pilots to perform vital calculations like average rate of speed, fuel consumption, and so much more. On top of that, the Breitling Navitimer was the first automatic chronograph, which was a giant leap in watchmaking technology in the 1960’s. Fast forward 60 plus years and what we have now is an icon that has stood the test of time. Fortunately for me, I was able to purchase this perfect UK Breitling fake watches. In this review of the Breitling Navitimer, we will discuss my own personal journey of ownership from an unbiased and honest viewpoint that will hopefully provide all the necessary detailed information one may need to make a purchase themself.
I purchased my high quality replica Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 watches almost a year ago and I have been wanting to do a review on it for some time. I’ve stayed patient and waited to get a full ownership experience before I wrote this article but I’m now in a good place where I can write a detail unbiased review. In this article we’ll cover the history of the Breitling Navitimer, my personal experience, pros & cons, features, how it compares to other pilot watches, specifications, and it’s value.
The Birth & History Of A Legendary Pilot Watch
Before there were on-board navigational computers in modern airplanes, pilots had to rely on maps and hand-held slide rules to venture across the skies. Imagine flying an unsophisticated aircraft all while using clunky equipment to set courses or calculate fuel consumption. In 1952 the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) demanded better and approached Willy Breitling to innovate the way pilots operated in the cockpit.
For the luxury Breitling Navitimer copy watches to be successful it needed to assist pilots with calculating distance traveled, average speed, fuel consumption, conversion of miles to kilometer/nautical miles, and the rate of climb or decent. To accomplish this feat, Willy Breitling borrowed from a logarithmic slide rule from an earlier Chronomat and positioned it with a rotating bezel. To improve ease of use and on the go calculation, the 1954 Breitling Navitimer has a case diameter of 41mm. At the time, 41mm was considered a massive watch but size was needed to maintain quick legibility of the dial.
When the original Breitling Navitimer was introduced to the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association they fully embraced it. It was at that time that the most iconic pilots watch, the Breitling Navitimer, was born.
The next great leap in innovation for not only the Swiss movements Breitling Navitimer replica watches but also chronographs as a whole came in 1969. That was the year that the watch industry saw its first mechanical automatic chronograph. This emergence in new watchmaking technology was revolutionary and it was the Breitling Navitimer that was on the forefront of what was to come. It was this feat that partly forged the Breitling Navitimer’s heritage to what many of us know them for today.
Breitling Navitimer Review: 1 Year On The Wrist
I have always had my eye on the cheap Breitling Navitimer super clone watches but never felt the need to actually own one until the collection went through a redesign for its 70th anniversary. In 2022 George Kerns introduced the Breitling Navitimer in many new and interesting colorways and sizes during that years Breitling Summit. It was the option of choice that really captivated my attention and brought me in closer. Specifically it was the 43mm copper dial, reference AB0138241K1P1, that caught my eye. Eventually after looking at the top replica Breitling watches online and in the store a couple times I finally purchased it out of impulse, which is out of character for me. It has been almost a year since I acquired my Breitling Navitimer and I can with confidence say that it was a great purchase. Enough of how I got here, let’s discuss my thoughts and review of the Breitling Navitimer over the last year.
For a watch that has so much going on with the dial, you would imagine that there would be legibility issues but that hasn’t been the case. I find it quite easy to not only read the time but all the other functions with ease. In particular, the colorful dials are even more legible because they have black sub dials and slide rule bezel. This allows the alternative functions of the Swiss made Breitling fake watches to blend in the background unless they are being sought out. Additionally the lume at night has always been great. The hour markers luminosity surface area isn’t large but they glow with a bright green that will shine all night long.
The movement of the 2023 wholesale replica Breitling Navitimer watches is an in-house calibre B01. This automatic chronograph movement has been extremely accurate and even after wearing for weeks at a time, I never noticed issues keeping precise time. After getting some good wrist time in you also notice the attention to detail that was given to the calibre B01 automatic movement. Specifically, when the watch hits midnight, the date wheel immediately changes the date. To those outside of the watch community one may think that is normal but in all reality it’s not. I even own a couple Rolex and none of them come close to flipping the date like the Breitling Navitimer fake watches for men does. Add on top of that a 70 hour power reserve and you have got yourself a solid workhorse of a movement. The only drawback to the B01 movement is that the finishing is sub par for a manufactured movement at this price point. There are many surfaces of the calibre that received little to no artistic finishing.
Like many new owners of the China Breitling Navitimer replica watches, I played around with my new slide rule bezel and performed as many new calculations as I could. It took me about one hour to really get the hang of it. To me this has been such a useful feature and one that I have used much more often than the chronograph. I found it so fascinating that the Breitling Navitimer was the first smart watch before modern smart Breitling fake watches shop. With enough time and patience, there isn’t much this watch can’t calculate. The rotation of the bezel was also a pleasant surprise. It is the most smooth operating bezel I’ve ever been hands on with. It is slightly difficult to move at first, for obvious reasons, and then gradually become more fluid to rotate.
It would be difficult to write a Breitling Navitimer review without discussing the comfortable wearing experience of the cushioned leather strap. In my opinion, Breitling is to leather straps like Rolex is to metal bracelets. It’s hard to beat the comfort of a Breitling leather strap. To be honest, the wearability of the Breitling Navitimer is one of the primary reasons why I choose to put the replica Breitling watches paypal on instead of others in my collection. Putting comfort aside, I with that Breitling would do away with the yellow belly of the strap. It doesn’t match the colorways of every reference so I don’t really see the point of making it universal.
Lastly, I feel confident wearing this watch because I know that it isn’t going to tarnish like many other Breitling replica watches site. The configuration I choose had the leather strap which obviously isn’t going to have the appearance of thousands of minor scratches. What many may not consider is that the face of the watch is one giant sapphire crystal. Additionally, the case is mostly brushed finished. All of this leads to a watch that will show little blemishes and appear in great condition for many years to come.
Pros and Cons
For a watch that has changed very little since the 1950’s, it is easy to identify why watch collectors simply love it but at the same time there is also room for improvement.
For starters, the main features of the Breitling Navitimer are what makes it such a great watch. The chronograph function and pusher experience is superb and the in-house B01 automatic movement is accurate and reliable. Coupled with the movement is the other aspect of the best quality Breitling fake watches which provides its main attraction and that is the slide rule bezel. The slide rule is easy to use, legible, and takes almost no time getting used to. On the flip side there is some room for improvement with the Breitling Navitimer.
Now I may be nit-picky here but two aesthetics that could be improved are the lack of finishing of the movement and the yellow underneath side of the leather strap. Both could use a little more attention. Lastly, and maybe the most important for collectors, is the Breitling Navitimer is the more expensive option compared to alternative pilot Breitling replica watches store. That is not to say that the quality of the watch should command a higher price tag but high quality alternatives can be found for less.
Accuracy and reliability of the Breitling 01 movement
Luxurious leather strap
Slide rule bezel for simple and complex calculations
Size could be a turnoff for some
Retail pricing is higher than alternative watches
Yellow underneath side of the leather strap is niche
Lack of finishing for the movement for a watch at this price point
The Breitling Navitimer is in no shortage of quality features. Most notably the iconic slide rule bezel, chronograph function, Breitling B01 in-house movement, and maybe the most comfortable leather strap are all worth knowing about for those who are considering purchasing this watch.
Slide Rule Bezel
The most iconic feature on the 1:1 quality fake Breitling Navitimer watches is the slide rule bezel. This simple tool can do some pretty impressive calculations and conversions that can be used in the cockpit and everyday life. Here is a list of potential uses;
Rate of climb and decent
Celcius to Fahrenheit conversion
Gallons to liters
Kilometer to miles
There are some handy guides available that make it easy to learn but be patient because it may take some time master.
One of the main features of the Breitling Navitimer is the chronograph function. This feature allows the wearer to record up to 12 hours and be as precise as 1/4 second. Depending on on the colorways of the specific reference, the 3-6-9 sub dials are either white or black. How the Breitling Navitimer displays its chronograph dials plays a large role in its iconic design and has set the standard for many AAA UK Breitling replica watches that have come after.
Breitling B01 Movement
Powering the Breitling Navitimer is the B01 movement. This calibre is an in-house chronometer that powers the Navitimer, Chronomat, Top Timer, AVI, and Premier collections. This jewel of Breitling watchmaking has a 70 hour power reserve, frequency of 4Hz, date function, chronograph function, and instant date changing feature. Although the movement isn’t much to look at due to the lack of finishing, there is no doubting that it is a modern workhorse of a movement.
Leather Strap With Deployment Buckle
Breitling is known within the watch community for manufacturing superior leather straps. Take a moment and think of all the Breitling’s you see in the wild or the ones your fellow collectors own. I’m sure that you, just as I have, will notice that the vast majority are on leather straps, which is no coincidence. The leather strap on the Swiss top Breitling Navitimer fake watches is overly cushioned, ultra smooth, form fitting, and provides a luxurious experience.