replica breitling was founded in 1884 in Saint-Imier, in the Bernese Jura, by Leon Breitling, and right from the start, they specialized in chronographs. After a few years, in 1915 the company introduced the first wrist-chronograph watch (all functions controlled by the crown), while in 1923 it perfected this design by separating the stop/start function from that of the resetting (combination of crown and a single pusher at 2′ o clock).
Launched in 1941, the Breitling Chronomat was based on a patent document that Breitling submitted in 1940: patent number 217012 granted protection for an instrument-style wristwatch with a circular slide rule. In 1941, this design went a step further by adding of the second pusher at 4′ o clock for resetting the chronograph. The form of the chronograph had been solidified.
This new timepiece attracted many aficionados in sports and industry, and technicians appreciated its special features, which made their work much easier. Later versions of the Chronomat with distinct cases and dials were the earliest ancestors of Breitling’s legendary Navitimer.This clever system made it quick and relatively easy to perform various measurements and mathematical operations, e.g., the conversion of speeds or distances from one unit of measurement to another, multiplication, division, and cross-multiplication. A special feature of this watch is a counter for 45 elapsed minutes – a detail welcomed by soccer fans. The replica watch shown here contains Venus Caliber 175. In comparison to my other watches, it is light and sits flatly around the wrist which makes me extremely comfortable to put on.
Don’t be misled: this watch’s name, which was trademarked in 1955, has nothing to do with the Navy. Fumbling with paper and pencil while in flight could be at least partially eliminated.The Breitling Navitimer, which debuted in 1952, was designed to help pilots coordinate time and navigation: it was equipped with calculating functions. Advertisements described this multi-functional device, which contained the hand-wound Caliber Venus 178, as a “personal onboard instrument.” Since it was introduced, the Navitimer has undergone various changes, mainly to its case and the calibers it housed, i.e., hand-wound, hand-wound with date, or self-winding, but no one has ever tampered with its most distinctive feature: its circular slide rule.
The adventure began in 1965, when the two firms, along with Buren Watch and Dubois Depraz, signed a contract to develop the watch; they called the venture Project 99. Buren was taken on as movement supplier because of its experience with micro-rotors. Sales of chronographs declined markedly during the second half of the 1960s. A partnership to develop the first automatic chronograph and hoped that its launch would help counteract the downturn was formed by breitling replica paypal and its competitor Heuer. No other type of self-winding caliber could permit the rearward and therefore service-friendly installation of the specially developed chronograph module because the small oscillating weight didn’t interfere with the two arbors of the elapsed-time counters. Further, the date ring was positioned directly under the dial. Modular architecture also made it possible to install the crown on the left side, where it clearly showed that this was a self-winding watch. Breitling and Heuer (now TAG Heuer replica watches) were responsible for the design, the dials, the cases and the other components. The first prototypes of Caliber 11, which ran at 19,800 vph, were available in the spring of 1968. The official launch of the Breitling Chrono-Matic, the world’s first automatic chronograph with micro-rotor, took place simultaneously in Geneva and New York on March 3, 1969. When the curtains rose, the project had already consumed about half a million Swiss francs.
The transmitter of the Breitling Emergency could send signals via an extendable wire antenna if the wearer needed help. Once activated, the transmitter would repeatedly emit a 0.75-second impulse every 2.25 seconds. The Breitling Emergency, which debuted in 1995, was designed to save lives in critical situations. The Breitling Emergency was developed in collaboration with professional pilots. Breitling equipped the flip-open case of this big titanium watch with a micro-transmitter set to the international air distress frequency of 121.5 MHz. The stainless steel versions are among the easiest to find but also the most sought-after. The later gold plated editions are less popular. Two lithium batteries in the Breitling Emergency provided enough power to keep the transmitter operating for 48 hours. The electronic time-measuring module, which could measure elapsed intervals to the nearest 1/100 of a second, also had a countdown function, an alarm, and a time display in a second zone. This information was shown in digital form. Pilots in aerobatic squadrons from many nations chose to wear these watches.breitling-navitimer-white-men-46mm-watch-bb3396-67
In Breitling’s history, 2009 is an significant year. As a matter of fact, it may be the year of the consecration and the end of all the previous misadventures. Indeed, the brand came with its main development for years, a fully in-house movement, the Breitling replica watches. The Navitimer 01 46mm is available in two colors, the classical black and white dial and a full blue one.
In 2014, the Breitling Navitimer 01 appeared at Baselworld with an enlarged case: its diameter grew from cheap breitling replica 42mm to 46mm for the classical edition and even 48mm for the GMT edition. But even if it has been updated to the actual demand, the Navitimer is still a Navi, one of the most iconic chronograph in the world, that we love to see both in classical or modern editions.