Breitling Replica Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 of the Slide Rule Watch

Like the Breitling Navitimer 8 Replica Watches collection, are an easy step away from what we have seen before. Others, like the colossal Navitimer Super 8, are a little more challenging. The Navitimer 1 family would seem to be familiar territory, the dial layout being what we would expect, even if the logo has been tweaked; but buried amongst the references is a quite unexpected watch, the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38mm.

Originally trailed as a “women’s” Cheap Breitling Replica and then sensibly updated to be “unisex”, this is a Navitimer without a chronograph function. This is not the first three-hander to bear the name, but the only previous example was a 1950s dress watch with a date window and no rotating bezel. The 1952 ref. 2508, listed as a Chronomat, is a further early example of a dress/tool watch.

The most eye-catching feature on the new 38mm is the slide rule, especially on the blue dial Breitling Replica Watches variant, which appears clearer without the sub-dials. The smaller case avoids the acres of empty space and, along with the beaded bezel, appeals to the vintage watch lover in all of us. Importantly, with this watch, Breitling challenges the assumption that slide-rule watches must also be chronographs. And, on that note, we take you on a journey through time to where it all started…