The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 Replica Breitling was inspired by a Navitimer from the 1950s called the Reference 66, a three-hand watch. The absence of chronograph sub-dials makes the dial cleaner than the modern Navitimer, but the inclusion of a slide rule makes it less so than the much-lauded Navitimer 8, introduced in the fall. The beaded bezel, which is somewhat decorative in my view, takes the edge off the technical look of the slide rule and the red-tipped seconds hand. It contains the Breitling Replica Watches Reviews automatic Caliber 17 with COSC chronometer certification and a 40-hour power reserve.
To help revamp the Breitling collection, Kern brought in Guy Bove, who, as creative director at Chopard for the past 10 years, was instrumental in launching that company’s L.U.C collection of premium watches with in-house movements. Before that, he worked for Kern for six years at IWC, a higher-end, yet less visible sports watch brand owned by the Richemont Group. Bove’s brief was to update Breitling’s line to include cleaner, more contemporary designs, but to take inspiration from the archives.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38mm Replica Swiss Movement Watches size is a sweet spot that works for both men and women, and brands are increasingly putting out unisex watches in that size.And by the way, when I returned from the jewelry shows in Las Vegas, I can report that jewelry is going in the same direction. I saw a lot of rings, bracelets, and pendants that could work for – and are intended to be worn by – either women or men. This unisex trend appeals to what is being described as the “more gender-fluid” millennial generation, but even those of us who are older and don’t identify with that definition or with millennials at all can find a lot to appreciate in the unisex concept, especially those of us Breitling Replica Watches women who love men’s watches.
The Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 has a date window at 6 o’clock, a really nice extra function for an everyday watch. The dial on the steel model is either black or blue, with matching alligator straps with sporty white top stitching. There is also a steel version with an 18k red gold bezel and a beige dial with a brown alligator strap. The beaded bezel in gold and applied gold markers make this version look like a completely different watch – one that is dressier than previous Breitling Replica Navitimers, despite the slide rule. In fact, I think it’s about as dressy as what most women really want in a day watch. Take heed other brands – it really is possible to make a ladies’ watch without over-identifying it by layering mother-of-pearl, diamonds, flowers, or colored straps.