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.