These are pretty well made and very unique Breitling watches that will surely have a polarizing reaction
7 August, 2014 at 1:11 am in Business
Back in 2010 I wrote about the revival of watch brand Breitling here. I focused on their unique model called the Breitling. This year they have released (among other things) a new Breitling are going to be discussed in this replica Breitling Chrono Avenger. The watches feature the same case and movement, but have different dials and case finishes. There are also distinct strap options.
Earlier this year I sat down with Breitling and a true watch lover. We discussed the brand, and a bit about what is involved in bringing a new high-end watch to market. The key for Breitling is to be different. Like many Breitling watch brands either new or revived, being distinct from their competitors is key.
Breitling's take on being different was to have a highly sculpted cushion-style case with a unique dial and movable lugs. In fact, the Breitling looks more avant garde than the watches. The Breitling has the more bubble-style hands and wild replica hublot big bang. The Breitling has a more angular minimalist dial. I believe it was offered to give people a more subtle way of enjoying the unique case.
The Breitling case design is pretty cool. It is mostly steel with some titanium and is 42mm wide (by 40mm tall). The cushion-style case shape and thickness allows it to look larger than it is. The long lugs move to wrap around your wrist for pretty excellent comfort. The wealth of screws on the lugs and on the dial/bezel make for a neo-industrial look.
On the sides of the case are protruding black strips that are actually pushers. That is a cool design feature if i ever saw one. On the left of the case, the entire section is pressed to adjust the GMT hand, while on the right of the case the replica hublot and lower strips are used to control the chronograph. I rather enjoyed that. Inside the watch is a Breitling modified Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement. The Breitling module adds a 12 hour chronograph, and GMT hand at 12 o'clock. There is also a date window at 6 o'clock.
The Breitling watches each come in a few style choices. The Breitling for example currently comes with a red or yellow tinted dial. The Breitling comes with different case finishes and some sections of the case available in black. On the models I got to see, the Breitling watches have more technical textile straps, while the Breitling models have nice alligator straps. My choice? To have the Breitling with the strap from the others. Overall, these are pretty well made and very unique Breitling watches that will surely have a polarizing reaction from watch lovers.