If you think Swiss made Breitling replica, chances are you think chronograph. The veteran company has a string of illustrious time writers—the literal meaning of the word “chronograph”—amongst its greatest hits since 1884, when these instruments were already being used to time sports events and figure out the vagaries of motoring at 11 mph at the dawn of the automotive age. Functioning as analog computers, with a little know-how, chronographs could do way more nifty calculations than we now give them credit for (or ever use).
The perfect fake Breitling Special Edition Premier B01 Chronograph here just went up for pre-order in limited numbers (100 in the UK, 50 in the USA) with Watches of Switzerland, as well as Mayors. The Premier dates back to the 1940s, but it doesn’t look it. The original styles managed to cram a heap of useful information, including two or three subdials and a tachymeter scale, into a case just 35mm across.
Something of the clean flavor of their innovative design language lives on in the much bigger 42mm case. The blue accent “panda dials” and chapter ring give a bright modern touch, matched with a blue alligator strap, while the silver dial adds a further sense of luxury. The watch is a certified chronometer, which means it has been independently verified to a greater degree of accuracy than regular chronographs watches by COSC, aka the Contrôle Officielle Suisse des Chronomètres.
We won’t travel far into the past for today’s #TBT. The cheap fake Breitling Spatiographe Montbrillant lived quite a short life between 1997-2002 and it holds a very special place in my collection. It sits as the lonely wolf among numerous pre-1980s watches and a decent bunch of modern timepieces. What an undervalued watch!
Looking back, it does not necessarily mean we have to jump seven decades in the past to show you something spectacular. We haven’t featured many “young-timers“ born around the 1990s on #TBT, but today we are about to change that. The Breitling Spatiographe copy is a pretty unusual piece that is often easily overlooked. It has the typical strong Navitimer design DNA but comes with a bit of a twist.
Witty Breitling Spatiographe
Instead of a standard minute sub-dial, the steel case fake Breitling Spatiographe features a window under which you can see a slowly rotating minute disc. With only 10 minutes to show, it disrupts chronograph stereotypes. If you lower your sight slightly to the right, there is another surprise waiting. While a standard chronograph with 3 sub-dials holds this place for a 12 hours counter, look what’s there on the Spatiographe. A three hour counter that’s not divided into typical 30 minutes slots, but into 10-minute intervals. Brilliant.
Writing a hands-on review on the early 2000s watch gave rise to an exciting idea. One that seems lunatic to go through with when it comes to 50 or 80-year-old watches. I thought about how amazing it would be to connect with the real product designers and watchmakers that were involved or better yet were the brains of the watch development. But it seems it’s just as impossible a quest as it is with pre-quartz crisis Breitling watches…
I’ve been on it since February, but I’m still fumbling in the dark. Even one of the most active Breitling community advisors and vintage aficionado @watchfred has very little information about it. I got in touch with Sylvain Bergeron, Breitling head of product design. Through a few other contacts, I reached Nicolas Chambron, Digital Project Manager & Heritage, who, like many of us, shares in the passion for vintage Breitling watches replica with Swiss movement. So far it seems all people involved in the project left and we have no names so far.
What we know about the Spatiographe
Despite limited knowledge, I decided to go public with what we know and what we collected from accessible sources. It reminds me of an exciting time years ago when RJ was exploring stories behind the Omega Speedmaster. If you have any other and deeper information or you know (or you are) people involved in the project, I would be delighted to find out more. We still don’t know the real motivation, inspiration, or reasoning behind the Spatiographe idea and its release. For the time being, you have to stay with our honest assumptions.
765 Co-Pilot reference
The first and most probable link is the early 1950s digital 765 Co-Pilot, also known as the “Lucy Digital“. In the place where you would usually see a date window, “Lucy” had a 15-minutes digital counter display for the pilot’s instrument approaches. The Breitling Spatiographe on the contrary features the digital counter on the left side. And it’s considerably bigger. There is hardly a better explanation than the one that the Spatiographe commemorates one of the most important chronographs in the history of Breitling. But why is it only 10 minutes and not 15? Why are there 3 hours only? I am afraid those are questions we won’t find answers to today.
Breitling Spatiographe clone has a special Dubois-Depraz chronograph module that’s integrated with the ETA2892-A2. Simply put, that was the time when the automatic caliber 36 was the closest representation to in-house movements. With my limited knowledge, I imagine that the ETA central second was connected through a special pinion with the Depraz module sitting right under the dial. That’s why you don‘t see it at all when you open the watch. If you press the pusher, the invisible and constantly running ETA second activates the Depraz chronograph wheel train.
Breitling replica is extending the use of digital blockchain technology to every watch manufactured from this week forward.
The watchmaker offered its first watch with a digital passport back in March, when it was launched with its Top Time revivalist chronograph.
That pilot must have worked, because it is being extended to every watch produced after October 13 using digital passport with blockchain technology.
The passport is automatically connected to Breitling’s digital warranty programme and also allows owners to initiate and track any repairs to the watch, and soon to extend the warranty period and subscribe to an insurance for theft or loss.
Another major benefit of a digital passport is that it will ensure the authenticity of its cheap Breitling fake watches if they ever come to be traded in or sold on one of the secondary market or pre-owned platforms.
The aaa quality copy Breitling has built a transfer feature into its digital passports that allows the watch’s owner to prove its authenticity and who owns it.
They can safely and securely transfer this certificate if they resell the watch, and the new owner’s details will be recorded in the passport, giving new owners certainty that the watch is both authentic and not stolen.
“With this blockchain-based digital passport, collectors no longer need to retain paper documents, and instead can freely consult with best 1:1 quality replica Breitling more efficiently and anonymously thanks to an embedded chat feature,” Breitling says.
Speaking of the Breitling Superocean watches, I think most of you are impressed by their bright colors for the dials. The fashionable copy Breitling Superocean Automatic 46 watches I advise here are almost in black.
According to the steel cases, the perfect Breitling fake watches build the mysterious and textured feeling with the black DLC coating, catering to the black dials and black rubber straps.
Meanwhile, the nice reproduction watches balance the trendy flavor, how? Attractively, the dials are decorated with red gold hands and hour markers, and the bezels are adorned with red gold scales. The white luminous coating makes the dials extremely evident and clear.