Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante Gold Case Rubber Strap Replica Watches

Baselworld 2017 sees the introduction of a new member of the famed Breitling Navitimer  collection with a new movement and the addition of a split-second chronograph (rattrapante) complication. Containing the new in-house-made Caliber B03 automatic split-second chronograph movement Breitling replica watches, the Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante adds an uncommon complication to the Breitling Navitimer, and a complication that I don’t think I’ve previously seen from the brand.

Split-second chronographs are coveted not so much for their functionality (although I do admit they are fun to play with) but rather because they are tricky to assemble. It was actually not until Richard Habring developed a special “low-cost” split-second chronograph module for the 7750 for IWC (where he worked at the time) that I believe the rattrapante mechanism was available for the (comparable) masses. Breitling’s B03 more than likely takes a different approach to assembling a split-second chronograph system, but is certainly more accessible in price than, say… one from Patek Philippe.

Navitimer Rattrapante

Split-second chronographs are coveted not so much for their functionality (although I do admit they are fun to play with) but rather because they are tricky to assemble. It was actually not until Richard Habring developed a special “low-cost” split-second chronograph module for the 7750 for IWC (where he worked at the time) that I believe the rattrapante mechanism was available for the (comparable) masses. Breitling’s B03 more than likely takes a different approach to assembling a split-second chronograph system, but is certainly more accessible in price than, say… one from Patek Philippe.

The Breitling Caliber B03 automatic chronograph movement is COSC Chronometer-certified and operates at 4Hz (28,800bph) with a power reserve of 70 hours. The movement features the time, date, and 12-hour chronograph with split-second “rattrapante” functionality. Otherwise, this is very much your traditional Navitimer dial, only in brown. The design comes complete with a slew of markers and indicators, including the famed rotating slide-rule bezel for making various mathematical calculations only people in extreme emergencies (or with extreme analog calculator fetishes) will rely upon.

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To launch the caliber B03, Breitling chose the 45mm-wide Navitimer copy watches with the brown dial in two case materials: steel, and 18ct red gold as a limited edition. The brown dials (Breitling actually calls them “Panamanian Bronze”) are matched to padded brown crocodile straps. Though Breitling will also offer the Navitimer Rattrapante on a leather or rubber strap.

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Red Gold Breitling Chronoliner B04 Blue Case Limited Edition Replica Watches

Breitling replica watches are known for large case sizes, all watches being COSC-certified, and recently poaching Georges Kern from Richemont. Their recently announced limited-edition version of the Breitling Chronoliner B04 watch with a red gold case fits right in with the blingier, showier side of Breitling. With chronograph and GMT complications, the B04 is touted by Breitling as the “flight captain’s chronograph.”

As a note, given development and production timelines, this watch is very likely to have been kick-started much before Georges Kern’s tenure at the helm began. So I don’t think it would be fair to draw any comparisons or conclusions (good or bad), about Breitling’s future direction based on this one watch.

Blue dial replica Breitling watches.

The Breitling Chronoliner B04 limited edition fake watches were first launched with a steel case earlier this year and is a successor to the vintage 765 AVI and 765 Co-Pilot. As a “flight-captain’s chronograph,” the Chronoliner B04 – like its predecessors – is intended to be a tool watch first and foremost, and this is one reason many Breitling watches tend to be large.

The Chronoliner B04 was first launched with a steel case earlier this year and is a successor to the vintage 765 AVI and 765 Co-Pilot. As a “flight-captain’s chronograph,” the Chronoliner B04 – like its predecessors – is intended to be a tool watch first and foremost, and this is one reason many Breitling watches tend to be large.

The watch has a screw-down caseback, which I believe is individually numbered and while the crown is not screw-down, it is double-gasketed and the chronograph pushers are simple and mushroom-shaped. The watch is rated at 100m of water resistance – no surprises given that it is meant to be a tool watch.

Blue dial slim dials copy watches.

The dial layout, remains the same from the steel Breitling Chronoliner B04 copy watches, but the hands and applied logo are now in red gold. The watch has a three-register chronograph layout, complete with the loathsome date indicator at 4:30. Thanks to the large case size, Breitling has been able to print the 24-hour indicator for the GMT complication on the dial itself and not on the rehaut like we sometimes see in sub-40mm watches. This helps significantly with legibility. As much as I hate 4:30 date windows, I can sympathize with the lack of options given how many functions you have to display and the need for form to follow function and not the other way around.

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Breitling Colt Skyracer Series Rubber Strap Black Dial Replica Watches

Can a $2,000 plastic Breitling replica watches with a quartz movement ever be a Value Proposition? The answer seems obvious, until you consider the Breitling Colt Skyracer. Yes, there’s plastic; yes, it’s quartz, yet it turns these apparent drawbacks into assets, starting with the amazing lightness of the case material. This is what strikes you at first: the substantial 45mm case weighs only 34 grams, easily half of what you would expect. And the Chronomètre mention on the dial tells you another part of the story; the quartz caliber is a pretty special one.

Breitlight is the cryptic name of the case material; not much can be found about it, but Breitling emphasizes that it is almost six times lighter than steel and three times lighter than titanium. Needless to say, you can tell immediately on the wrist: this Colt Skyracer is the lightest “big watch” I ever tried on (save for a Richard Mille “Baby Nadal” RM-035 with which I irrevocably fell in love, but this is a tale for another time). Including the rubber bracelet, the watch barely reaches 50 grams, the type of weight I would expect from a small ultra-thin dress watch . All in, the Colt Skyracer weighs 54.6 grams, versus 49g for the Richard Mille RM-035 for instance.

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Breitling fake lunimous watches trademarked the Breitlight name back in October 2015, and initially introduced it the following year on a 50mm Avenger Hurricane, with a price tag fourfold over this Skyracer. A smaller Avenger Hurricane was then unveiled, its diameter reduced to “only” 45mm (yes, modern Breitlings do tend to be on the bigger side). This is the very first time that this advanced material has trickled down to Breitling’s entry-level family, the Colt.

Describing it as a molded plastic polymer would be technically accurate, but slightly underwhelming since the term plastic is a pretty generic one. In a more tech-savvy parlance, it is an isotropic thermoplastic composite with (very likely) short carbon fibers as reinforcement to the matrix. Besides its impressive lightness, it’s also antimagnetic and hypoallergenic. On the Skyracer, it has a matte finishing; interestingly, Breitling did not apply for a patent, just a trademark, so one can assume that the formula or the composite itself was supplied by an external party who still holds the IP.

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Looking at its quartz movement copy Breitling does not grant any respite from the geeky side of things; however, it is a big part of the pleasure of reviewing this watch. Like any new Breitling since 1999, the Colt Skyracer is indeed chronometer certified by the COSC, which put in place different norms for quartz calibers than it does for mechanical watches: namely +/- 0.07 seconds per day for quartz. For run of the mill modern quartz movements, you should expect at worst a 15 second variation per month, or what a mechanical chronometer-certified caliber is allowed to achieve in less than a week. You immediately realize the immense accuracy gap between any quartz movement (save it for the chronometer-certified ones) over traditional mechanical movements.

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