Breitling Replica Watches introduced the new Navitimer Rattrapante. The piece features the label’s inaugural in-house made, split-second chronograph movement.
The movement powers two superimposed central chronograph hands that chart the split-second chronograph, composed of only 28 parts. To measure an intermediate time, one of the hands is halted and then released to “catch up” .
One is a stamped part that has replaced the cylindrical pin that usually drives the split-second lever in order to enhance sturdiness and isolate the hand from the 70-hour power reserve and time precision. The other is an O-ring seal that surrounds the hand’s stopping wheel. It both simplifies the mechanism and improves its accuracy.
Apart from its stunning split-second movement, the Breitling Replica novelty stands out with a 45mm case in steel or red gold. Housed inside is the bronze-hued dial, which provides contrast for the silver-colored hands, counters, and inner bezel. Referencing the classic look of the Navitimer collection, this latest addition flaunts the anchored and winged B logo at 12 o’clock, where it is framed by the two split-second hands. The gold variant is mounted on a black rubber strap, while the steel one resides on brown crocodile leather.