The new top line stands out in addition to the Classic Breitling pilots and diving watches, while still retaining its unique Breitling functional integrity. We’ve taken a look back at this new line of flagship models and attached the original photos. The flagship model of the new Premier collection is based both in name and in design on a gorgeous line first introduced in the 1940s. Powered by in-house Caliber 01, it is state-of-the-art. In apparent contrast to the Navitimer 1 with its instrument-like tracks around the dial, or the Chronomat with its structural unidirectional rotating bezel, the timepieces in Breitling’s new Premier collection embody understatement. But if we look back, they are a distinct feature of the Lark’s watch. A great number of people who choose a Breitling Premier today weren’t even born when the original Premier fake watches were released in the 1940s. During that time of turmoil and new beginnings, watches in the Premier line were intended to convey reliability, value and a touch of elegance. These merits are welcome today as well and give us an opportunity to step away from our fast-paced world for a bit of peace and quiet. And so the new Premier collection not only recalls a different era with its name but also hits the same marks with its layout as it did back in the 1940s. It is also “the first modern replica Breitling collection that represents elegance in everyday life,” according to Breitling CEO Georges Kern. Our test watch, the Premier B01 Chronograph 42, is the flagship of the new collection. Its name makes it pretty clear that it is fitted with Breitling manufacture movement 01, available with either a silver or blue dial with black counters. A special Bentley version is available with British Racing Green dial and Bentley Centennial Limited edition also available with a brown dial and a red gold case. The replica watches we tested were enclosed in stainless steel.
As we all known, this particular reference SNE435 Solar Diver is produced by Breitling cooperated with the international diving organization, PADI. Breitling has always offered some affordable dive watches with the PADI blue and red colors as well as the organization’s logo on the dial since the beginning of the relationship a few years ago. This Breitling solar watch is available both in the “PADI” iteration as well as in other colors. With the attractive colors, for those who are currently training for or have recently received their diving certification from the organization PADI models will be more attractive.
Normally, Breitling produces a large of its PADI models as “special editions.”, which meaning that they are strictly limited, but produced in (likely) lower quantities and production could stop at any time. I wouldn’t necessarily consider Breitling’s PADI dive watches “collector’s items,” but they certainly do have a bit more emotional appeal than your standard, unaffiliated dive watch. Since I have a diving certification presented by PADI, this Breitling Prospex “PADI Diver” is interesting to me. If you are just want to buy blue and red “Pepsi” watches maybe you are fond of it.
The price under $400 is the less expensive “serious” among the dive watches. Breitling produces a large assortment of diving watches at a host of different prices. It’s a big challenge to how to separate a $400 watch well from the one retails for $800 even for $4,000. Breitling produces some Grand Breitling dive replica watches that fetch north of $10,000 at retail. The key element in the Solar Diver is the light-powered quartz movement. This is a budget movement by Breitling, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well. Inside the Prospex Solar Diver is the Breitling V157 movement, which competes with Citizen’s popular Eco-Drive movement family.
The movement has a photovoltaic cell under the dial which receives light and turns it into electricity that is used to recharge the battery in the movement. A prism-like system in the dial moves light in a way that the eye can’t see. The movement offers the time with date, and when fully charged it has 10 months of power. In this particular light-powered watch there isn’t a power reserve, but some other fancier models with similar movements do have this feature.
Do you know why is a light-powered movement good for a dive watch? In case you don’t wear this timepiece all the time, if you pick it up and it is not working, then you don’t need to worry about not getting a battery change. An hour in direct sunlight will likely be more than enough to charge the watch for plenty of use. Yes, mechanical watches can also simply be wound to work, but quartz watches are more accurate. So, if you are not seeking a high-end cheap watch, a solar quartz movement is extremely practical.
The cost should be very high while making the SNE435. The stainless steel case and bracelet are durable and comfortable, even if they don’t have the same level of very precise machining and polishing that more high-end Breitling sport watches often receive. The case is 43.5mm wide and appreciatively thick without going overboard. The case is water-resistant to 200m and over the dial is a Breitling Hardlex mineral crystal with a small magnifier (à la Rolex) to help read the date. While a lot of other dive watches including those produced by Breitling are water-resistant to 300m or more, 200m is more than resistant for the majority of SCUBA diving activities. Both the caseback and crown do screw-down for adding its durability.
The unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel allows you to easily track 60-minute time increments and at 12 o’clock on the bezel there is a lume pip on the blue-colored aluminum bezel insert. The deep and easy to read dial design is among the highlights of the SNE435 Prospex Solar Diver. Aesthetically this is exactly what people think of when they imagine a Breitling fake watch. Breitling got a lot of the details right, such as the black-colored date disc and the overall dial proportions. Breitling uses large amounts of its LumiBrite luminous material on the hands and hour markers, which offers very good visibility in the dark assuming the lume is properly charged with light. Dial quality is about as nice as one might expect for a watch at this price range. The same thing goes for the finishing on the case. Though, if you are used to more expensive sport watches, you’ll notice some missing features in more efficient fit and finish of the overall watch.
With a matching steel metal bracelet that has a secure (although basic) triple-locking deployant clasp, Breitling is really a perfect dive watch, including a diver’s extension in the bracelet, which makes it possible to wear the watch over a wetsuit without having to resize the bracelet. Fancier Breitling dive watches have a more sophisticated micro-adjustment system for the bracelet that allows more precise refitting on the fly. In a word, it is a very cool watch!
The fake Breitling’s perfect diving watch which can operate at the depths up to 2000 meters and which is called Superocean Chronograph M2000 is now available in a brand new limited edition with all black styling. The new model is a Blacksteel variant of the watch which means it features a black DLC coating throughout its steel case and bezel. The replica Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel watch is equipped with a thermo-compensated quartz movement and it is paired with a black leather strap.
Part of the Breitling Superocean collection of cheap replica watches, Chronograph M2000 is at the very top when it comes to resilience and functionality. The watch is able to properly work at the unbelievable depths up to 2000 meters (6,600 feet), where no man could possibly survive.
In order to make the watch operational in such abyssal depths, Superocean Chronograph M2000 Blacksteel is supplied with a special and patented push-piece system. The device uses the metal surface of the case to control the operations of the chronograph.
Even if its wearer will not be able to utilize this resilience at such high depths, it is still very amazing to own a piece which is able to withstand such huge pressure without any possibility of water coming inside the construction when the chronograph is started.
The extremely toughness is responsible for some of its traits that are not so appealing, especially for traditionalists. The most prominent of these is surely the fact that this is not a mechanical watch. On the contrary, the fake Breitling model uses a thermo-compensated Superquartz module, namely Breitling B 73 movement. The caliber is based on ETA Thermoline 251.232 and it features the battery life that spans from two to three years.
As for the other characteristics, it consists of a chronograph with the precision of 1/100th of a second (which will not be utilized in its maximal precision since the fake watch lacks appropriate detailed displays to do so) with stop watch counters for 60 minutes and 12 hours. It is a fly-back chronograph and it has access to the measurement of split times. Another handy trait is the caliber’s ability to allow its wearer to make fast-action changes of time zones.
The well-known Breitling, as one of the Grenchen watchmaker, has determined to totally refurbish its Colt series once again. Each of the four new Colt models is made in a little different styling while compared to the last edition of the series from 2011. These changes in styling bring the series back to the original appearance from the 1980s when the collection first saw the light of day. One of the most famous features of this kind is re-introduction of bezels with rider tabs. As for the other traits of new models, we should mention steel cases with alternating polished and satin finishes, enhanced water proof to 200 meters and double glare-proofing of their sapphire crystals. When dials are concerned, they are now available in blue, black and silver color. The faces are also decorated with circular raised motifs and they are coupled with enlarged hour markers and hands. Breitling Colt series has received some new makeovers during the course of time. Most notably, the original styling was changed in 1999 and, more recently, in 2006 and 2011. During the passage of time, the width of cases gradually expanded all the way to 44 mm in diameter. Besides, there have been different types of models, both mechanical and quartz-driven with different sets of complications. When the Breitling replica decided for the second to last among the changes in design which occurred back in 2011, the Colt series was split from the now abandoned Aeromarine series. Additionally, the Colt collection from three years ago ditched all mechanical watches and it totally consisted of models with quartz movements. These Breitling Colts abandoned bezels with rider tabs which were the original trait of the series as well.
To the very beginning, the replica Colt series was envisioned as a collection that will offer cheap replica watches for members of the army and had sturdiness, resilience and legibility as its prime traits. As it was the case with some more iconic lineages by the watchmaker from Grenchen, the initially military timekeeper gradually became more and more attractive to the broader public. Owing to the number of models and the price, Breitling Colt models have also acquired a reputation for being among the most accessible fake Breitlings.
The latest redesign of the series brings back mechanical models in the lineup. To be fair, now there is just a single mechanical piece in the collection. The latest upates in design returns the series to its roots. Therefore, till now, all of its models are equipped with wider bezels with engraved numerals and four rider tabs.
We offer you a selection comprised almost especially of chronographs this week. The models featured today are not the usual suspects from renowned brands such as Heuer or Breitling, although the Heuer Carrera 7753 and the Breitling 765 CP we’ve found share a lot with their most coveted siblings. Let’s firstly start with the replica Breitling watch.
For vintage enthusiasts, the name of Jean-Claude Killy is mostly connected with the fake Rolex Datocompax that he famously wore. However, one collector eventually discovered that the former French skier also wore a Breitling 765 CP (for Co-Pilot) when he won three gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. The 765 CP might remind you of the 1960s 765 AVI that we reviewed, with one main change to the bezel which went from stainless steel to anodized aluminium. Both rely on a modified Venus 178, which has a 15-minute chronograph counter rather than the regular 30-minute counter (therefore, the hand moves in 30-second increments)
The seller of this example is actually the very person who initially found out about the Killy connection. The condition looks outstanding, from the unpolished case (as can be seen from the intact bevels) to the spotless dial that keeps the original contrast of the reverse panda configuration. The caseback still shows deep engravings of the reference and serial numbers, dating the watch back to 1966, one year after the 765 CP was introduced.
Besides, the replica tag Heuer was another brand well-known for its panda and reverse panda dials, which offer a striking contrast between the white and black of the main dial and the sub-registers. The Heuer Carrera 7753 presents here a flawless reverse panda, underlined by the white minute ring. A successor of that replica watches in the late 1960s, the 7753 still lives in the shadows of the three-register reference 2447, but it does embody the stunning design of the Carrera line as well.
Its case is said to be unpolished, and it looks it, permitting you to truly enjoy the crisp faceted lugs of the 35mm case. The condition of the dial is truly astounding; it is very rare to see the printing so well preserved. And the lume from the hands and lume plots matches nicely, with a great patina. Finally, the manual-wound chronograph movement is said by the seller to perform well.