After the re-edition of the Navitimer Ref. 806, Breitling Replica brings this year another vintage-inspired model, this time paying tribute to the reference 765 AVI 1953. And just like what they did with the 806, it is all about faithfulness and respect of the original watch here.
Same goes for the shape of the case itself, which features thin and bevelled lugs, mushroom-like pushers and a large but thin crown. The bi-directional bezel, a necessity for Best Fake Breitling pilots, is made of polished steel with an engraved 12-hour scale, filled in black. The bezel has a thin grip on the periphery, with beads of rice profile. The case is mostly polished, with brushed caseband.
The steel version of the Breitling 765 AVI 1953 Replica Watch Re-Edition features a matte black, slightly grained dial, which will also be used on the rose gold model. The platinum version, on the other hand, will be launched with a matte blue dial. All versions feature large luminous Arabic numerals and syringe hands, both filled with fauxtina cream-coloured Super-LumiNova.
The calibre B09 is based on the well-known and widely-used B01 architecture but without the self-winding mechanism. Certified as a chronometer by the COSC, it is an integrated chronograph with column-wheel with vertical clutch, offering 1/4th of a second precision.