The Breitling Navitimer is a chronograph initially designed for aircraft pilots but it has become known as a status symbol due to its precise movement and unique design. It is certainly one of the biggest names in the world of luxury watches and this usually means that fake watches that bear the same name are not far away. In fact, Breitling replicas can be found at almost any imitation watches store which makes for quite a lot of variations when it comes to quality. The replica Navitimer presented here is considered to be a good copy and a quick comparison between it and the authentic model will reveal some of the differences.
While the overall design looks pretty good, a closer look will reveal that things aren’t exactly the same. One of the differences that first get noticed is the design and length of the side buttons as well as the design of the crown. The reason why this difference is so easily noticeable is because the Navitimer is famous for its stopwatch function so anything related to that feature has to be the same.
Other design aspects that don’t look exactly the same are the secondary dials. The truth is that this doesn’t really get noticed unless you have two models in front of you to compare but it is worth mentioning. Also on the dial, the brand name and logo is a bit different.
As expected from all replica watches, there is a lower quality of steel used to make it and this can be seen when looking at it up-close or after a period of use. Another thing worth mentioning is the design of the outer bezel which isn’t exactly the same. Other small things such as the design and length of the hands can be observed as well as the stitching on the bracelet but such things are expected when it comes to fake watches. A perfect copy, down to the smallest detail, is almost impossible to find.
All in all, this replica Breitling Navitimer is a decent attempt and it should be treated this way; although it is not perfect, finding faults in its design is not very easy.
Last modified: January 11, 2013