Distinctive for its slide-rule bezel, the Navitimer is synonymous with Breitling. Having been in near continuous production since its introduction 70 years ago, the Navitimer has been offered in a bewildering array of iterations, but the 2022 Breitling Navitimer B01 Replica returns to the roots of the model with a vintage-inspired design, but livened up with bright, metallic dials.
It’s essentially the traditional Navitimer design with Breitling’s in-house chronograph movement that has an excellent construction.The model is consistently priced given the in-house movement, while the design has enough vintage elements to give it a classic Cheap Breitling Replica feel. The dial colours, however, are modern, so this avoids being a vintage remake.
Of the three sizes, the 41 mm is identical to the vintage original, so it’s probably the perfect size. The 43 mm is probably still acceptable on most wrists, but the 46 mm Breitling Replica Watches will be enormous.Two case metals, three case sizes, and a dozen or so dial types, though not every dial is available in every size. The number of choices feel too ambitious and confusing for a launch of a new model.
Unsurprisingly, the makeover was modest, comprising minor nips and tucks while retaining the recognisable timer look.The 2022 Navitimer is available in three sizes, 46 mm, 43 mm, and 41 mm, like many of Swiss Breitling Replica other models.The smallest case size is identical to the vintage, early-generation Navitimer models like the ref. 806, making it the most historically correct. That said, the new Navitimer is thicker than the original due to the automatic movement inside.
Notably, the dial colours for each case size are unique to that size. Mint green with the slide-rule bezel and registers in white, for instance, is only available in 41 mm. But the 43 mm case has the option of a mint green dial with a black bezel and registers. The High Quality Breitling Replica 43 mm case is also available with a copper dial that’s not found in any of the other sizes.
All versions of the new Navitimer are powered by the Caliber 01, Breitling 1:1 Replica Watches in-house chronograph movement. It’s kitted out with all the features expected of a modern chronograph movement, including a column wheel and vertical clutch.