They do an honest job at trying to make an interesting Breitling watch that is not a direct copy of something else
10 July, 2014 at 12:32 am in Business
As a sporty dive watch, the Breitling is a rather capable and good looking option. The 44-45mm wide case is water resistant to 500 meters and has a helium release valve to boot. You have a rotating diver's bezel with lume indicators, and I like the bronze on bronze look of the case and bezel. Because bronze is a poor choice for a crown and caseback (not good to have bronze making prolonged http://www.westpluseast.com/uk-replica-breitling-bentley-watches-best-sale.html contact with skin), the caseback is in steel while the crown is PVD black with the Breitling logo etched into it. Breitling offers the watch with either an olive green or black dial. I was intrigued by the green dial as it paired well with the bronze color, but in the end opted for a more classic black dial.
Over the dial is a sapphire crystal and overall legibility is good. I even don't mind that the dial is relatively flat - something I shy away from for the most part these days as i like dials with more depth. However, in this case the colors on the dial as well as the bold contrast of the hour markers wins out in the end. Breitling made the hands the right length (not something they always do), and the stark utilitarian qualities of the design have won me over. Lume is really quite good as super LumiNova is used for the hands and hour markers. Sadly none is applied to any part of the seconds hand.
Breitling further ensured that the date dial is black to match the dial of the watch. Often on watches like this you have a less intense attention to detail as date discs are typically white. Good of Breitling to make sure there wasn't a glaring UK Replica Tag Heuer Carrera - Best UK Replica Watches Sale element on the dial that didn't fit. Placement of the date is between 4 and 5 o'clock so as not to disturb any of the hour markers. If you aren't looking for it, the date almost sneakily hides in the background.
I've always liked these tonneau-style divers with round dials. They offer a chunky, durable appeal that is nevertheless very comfortable on the wrist. The almost lugless style helps ensure that despite the size, the case fits on most all wrists. Breitling includes a black silicon strap with the Breitling, as well as a black leather strap. They even offer a useful strap changing tool. I bet there are a lot of interesting http://www.westpluseast.com/uk-replica-u-boat-watches-best-sale.html strap options that would look good on this piece.
There aren't too many downsides to the watch aside from the fact that Breitling's website offers zero information on it and the watch is hard to find outside of Asia. I am a fan of the brand and want people to see more of these. They do a decent job, and for whatever they lack in marketing prowess, they do an honest job at trying to make an interesting watch that isn't a direct copy of something else. Speaking about a watch from Breitling that is still saying a lot, Breitling will produce just 200 pieces of the watch in each dial color.