Following the launch of the new Navitimer 8 collection, Breitling Replica Watches has now introduced the Navitimer Super 8, an outsized “destro” that takes inspiration from the ref. 637, a thigh-borne stopwatch used by bomber pilots during the Second World War.
This little known military watch was designed by the Huit Aviation, Breitling Replica’s aviation instrument department, and made oversized for optimal readability and ease of use. It was worn on the thighs so the stopwatch could be read by glancing down with hands on the controls. The had a large, notched bezel and a pronounced crown located on the left side of the case for easy operation, even with gloved fingers.
The Cheap Replica Watches Navitimer Super 8, however, is time-only and not a stopwatch. But in a concession to its history it does have an inner bi-directional rotating bezel to measure elapsed time.
The Super 8 Swiss Watches is available in two iterations: stainless steel with a black dial, and titanium paired with a green dial.
Like the rest of the Navitimer 8 collection, both watches feature luminous Arabic numerals and hands. It is by far the largest watch from Best Breitling Replica this year, measuring 46mm, or 50mm if you include the notched bezel.
Powering the Super 8 is the Breitling Replica Watches, which is based on Tudor’s MT5612, a COSC-certified movement presently used in the Tudor Pelagoes and Black Bay. It features a variable inertia balance wheel and a 70-hour power reserve.
Replica Watches and clocks are as essential to the waging of war as they are to making peacetime a well-regulated and profitable enterprise, and participate in the dual character of military conflict. Such instruments, made for war, make it much easier for us to do each other in efficiently, which is rather ghastly, but as is so often the case with precision instruments made to serve a specific, critical purpose, they also, you know, look cool.
Which brings us to the Breitling Replica Watches Navitimer Super 8. The raison d’être of this watch is to pay homage to a Breitling timing device made for the purpose of raining down death from above upon one’s foes: the ref. 637 stopwatch. This particular reference was made in several different versions, and specifically for bombardiers – as the advert says, “stopwatch for bombardment planes.”
The Breitling Replica Super 8 is, of course, not a stopwatch but it does duplicate the size, placement of the crown, and bezel of the ref. 637 and you can use the red triangle for elapsed timing purposes. It’s a behemoth – the bezel is 50mm, edge to edge, which is pretty close to the distance across my entire wrist.
Sure, it’s lighter on the wrist than you’d expect from its appearance – the case for the green dial version is titanium – but that’s almost irrelevant; this Cheap Replica Watch is all about duplicating the almost brutalist heft and stolidly purpose-driven design of the original, not providing slip-under-the-cuff, pairs-with-a-suit-or-jeans versatility.In terms of fidelity to the original, one quite nice feature of the Super 8 is the seconds hand, which duplicates the anachronistically ornate center hand of one of the original 637 models.