The Breitling Breitling 809 Cosmonaute…a touch of history

The history of the Breitling Replica 809 Cosmonaute is one that perfectly mates with its aviation-inspired design. Breitling launched the Navitimer in 1954 and aviators – from commercial to those in the armed forces, heavily used this watch.Breitling responded and they paired the dial with a modified Venus 178 – just as in the Navitimer – but geared to move the hour hand around the dial at half speed to correspond to 24-hours. The watch officially debuted in 1961 as the Cosmonaute and Carpenter famously – Breitling Replica Swiss Movement would go on to advertise the feat of the Cossie being the first watch on the wrist of an American astronaut– wore the watch on the Mercury-Aurora 7 program launch in 1962.

Aside from a touch of green found on the outer ring of the slide rule – likely caused by perspiration entering through the edge of the crystal or rotating bezel – this Fake Breitling Watches 809 Cosmonaute is in wonderful condition. Notably, the applied lume numerals are showing a lovely aged tritium instead of the typical “black” that also points to prior moisture entry. The lugs on this example are also in fantastically sharp shape with their signature chamfers and a transition to perfectly matte sides. The big, fat signed crown and stubby pushers also speak to the production date of somewhere between 1966-1968.

I’ve been highly impressed with the Breitling Swiss Replica. As a “beaded bezel” owner, I was excited to take ownership of a ridged or straight cut bezel. It gives the watch a less jeweled, more modern look versus earlier executions and also gives the appearance of more height. Likewise, this is my first Breitling with the twin planes – much like the 806 Navitimer worn by World Champion Jim Clark and I like that as well. In one’s collection, variety is a lovely thing.

38mm Diameter Breitling Top Time 810 Replica Watches

Let’s start with size because I think it’s one of the most endearing aspects of the Breitling 810 Top Time Replica Watches. The early Mark 1 810’s were produced with a case diameter of just below 38mm. Versus the petite Carrera of 36mm, the Top Times are comparatively massive. Another proportional difference is expressed in lug width. Whereas the Carrera sported slender 18mm lugs, the Breitling weighs in with a huge 21mm gap.

On the wrist, the Fake Breitling Top Time 810 Watches shows its size well. It’s definitely not as large as a Speedmaster and it’s also not as flat. A large domed acrylic crystal actually contributes to the illusion of mass as well. I’ve set the 810 on a medium brown strap for now – I’ve tried a black racing style strap too – and it’s what I like best so far. I say “so far” as I may need to go custom with something that tapers even more dramatically towards the buckle.

Dial-wise, the Breitling Top Time 810 is textbook racing chronograph. It’s a typical three-register layout with a printed outer tachymeter scale. Printing on the black dial Best Fake Breitling Watches surface is done in white while the silver ridged registers contain black numbers. The hands are thin, white and perfectly elegant for a watch with a similarly sleek case. Lume is printed on the dial for the hour markers, which is in keeping with the sporty theme.

Inside the Breitling Swiss Replica, one encounters the familiar Venus 178. We’ve been down this path many times before – Navitimers, Cosmonautes, and Co-Pilots – as it was Breitling’s favored choice for chronographs. There’s not much to mention in its application on the Top Time other than the fact that the Mark 1’s make do with a curiously small winding crown when lined up against the Mark 2’s.