On the Replica Breitling website right now, there are eight distinct model families of the Navitimer, each with a range of versions therein. This Replica Breitling Navitimer 01 model with its 43mm-wide case itself has six different styles depending on the case, dial, and strap option. You can opt for this bset swiss time replica watch in a polished steel case or in this polished 18k red gold case. Each is available on strap or bracelet as well as some black or brown dial options.
As Replica Breitling produces the Navitimer in 42mm, 43mm, 46mm, and 48mm wide cases. From there, you need to figure out whether you want an in-house made movement, or don’t mind a sourced Swiss ETA movement, and what dial as well as case material you are looking for.
At 43mm wide (14.25mm thick and water resistant to 30 meters) in 18k red gold, the fully polished Navitimer 01 case has rarely looked any better. At first, I was concerned that the black, white, and gold colors together (with hints of red) might result in a Replica Breitling replica watch palette with too many colors – but in execution it does not. Despite the obvious dial clutter and mish-mash of fonts, markers, hands, finishes, and tones, the Replica Breitling Navitimer 01 in gold pulls everything off famously. Some of its best moments are really simple in nature such as viewing the contrasting subdials (panda dial) from afar in a mirror (and appreciating how cool they look) as well as enjoying how the light plays with the hands and applied hour markers on the dial through the domed AR-coated sapphire crystal.
This “modest size” for a Replica Breitling Navitimer is going to work well for most people as the proportions are just right. Make the Navitimer larger, as in the Replica Breitling Navitimer 01 46mm, and things still look good but only if you have a very large-sized wrist to support the additional size. This isn’t the type of replica watch you need to inherently “wear large” for it to look good. You already have the benefit of a rather thin bezel which maximizes the visible dial size.
Given the primarily functional essence of the Navitimer, it does not ever come across as a “blingy” replica watch despite attention-grabbing features such as an entirely polished case and, in this instance, being rendered in 18k red gold. Steel and gold Navitimer wearers can get along and be seen together with more or less the same wrist presence. The gold version just says “at heart I am a tool replica watch guy, but I had enough money to treat myself to a gold replica watch, so I did.” Nothing about this type of timepiece feels like it is meant to show off, being an item chosen for very personal reasons – which is another reason why I think Replica Breitling continues to find success in the Navitimer collection.
The Replica Breitling in-house Caliber 01 movement is a very reliable and capable automatic chronograph that serves as a nice upgrade over the Valjoux 7750 available in the base model of the Navitimer World. With its classic symmetrical “tri-compax” register chronograph layout, the 01 movement offers a full 12-hour chronograph along with the time and date with a 70-hour maximum power reserve operating at a frequency of 4Hz (28,800bph). It is actually quite a good-looking movement, and unfortunately, this version of the Replica Breitling Navitimer 01 does not have an exhibition caseback. I have seen some other models of the Navitimer with in-house movements that do have sapphire crystal caseback windows, but this isn’t one of them.