Unmistakable and yet easy to make a mistake whilst reading is the calling card of UK perfect replica Breitling’s most famous pilot’s chronograph, but then you don’t need to know what all those numbers mean so long as you think it looks good. There are buttons in my car whose functions remain a mystery to me, and I’m sure that same mentality can be extended to a watch as well.
As if to encourage that, luxury fake Breitling has given the Navitimer a colourful makeover, offering green, salmon and the blue you see here alongside the usual monochrome versions. The contrasting black sub-dials and slide rule bezel give the watch another little visual lift, broadening the model’s popularity with people who otherwise didn’t want a maths lesson every time they read their watch.
The 43mm diameter is still very much high quality replica Breitling, with all that extra material—plus the in-house calibre B-01—going some way towards justifying the $8,000 price. It’s a modern refresh of a classic watch for sure, but you’ll pay a modern price as well.