Yesterday we introduced a new Breitling Chronograph Replica from the company’s just-launched Navitimer 8 line. We told you that there would be some additional models coming to the Navitimer 8, and today we can confirm that there are a handful of new pieces that have been formally announced, including a basic automatic, a worldtimer, and the watch we have here. This is an attractive, 41mm Best Breitling Replica for aviators that features displays for the day and the date, making it a practical everyday choice.
Why This Watch Matters
When Georges Kern left his perch at Richmont last summer to take over Breitling, most industry observers viewed the move as a chance for the industry veteran to turn Breitling around. As we can see from this first collection – which includes an in-house chronograph, a Valjoux-based chronograph, a time-only variant, a Unitime, as well as this watch with day and date – Kern’s first line of Breitlings come with distinctive vintage looks and a name, Breitling Navitimer 8 Replica Watches, that connects back to the company’s historical eight-day cockpit instruments. Interestingly, what this newly launched collection does not include is the E6B circular slide rule – used by pilots to calculate fuel consumption, among other things – that most watch lovers immediately think of when they hear the name Navitimer.
Now that we’ve had a chance to look at this new collection from Breitling, we can see that the influence of Georges Kern has made itself felt, and fairly swiftly, in the Cheap Breitling Replica product lineup. The fact that we see a coherent collection with design cues that carry over from watch to watch will be familiar to anyone who knows Kern’s work at IWC, where he and his team focused on one line at a time and refreshed it from top to bottom on a rolling basis.