What We Know
New Watch Season continues in the run-up to Watches and Wonders 2023 as Breitling announces the latest additions to their successful Top Time line of ’60s automotive-themed chronographs. For 2023, the perfect replica Breitling Top Time Classic Cars Collection watches has been fitted with an in-house chronograph movement and Breitling has added a brand-new model inspired by the Ford Thunderbird.
Each of the above colorways represents a specific link to one of four well-known classic cars – the Chevrolet Corvette (red), the Ford Thunderbird (white), the Shelby Cobra (blue), and the Ford Mustang (green). Though aesthetically similar to the currently-available US cheap fake Breitling Top Time edition watches for the Corvette, Cobra, and Mustang, these new models are 41mm wide (down from 42mm) and all four are fitted with a Breitling B01 automatic chronograph movement. The steel cases are 13.8mm thick, 50.36mm lug-to-lug (shoutout to Breitling for including this measurement), have display casebacks, and 100 meters of water resistance.
All four AAA online Breitling replica watches are offered in a no-date configuration and the Mustang, Corvette, and Thunderbird models all have three subdials providing a 12-hour maximum measure and 1/4th of a second resolution. The Shelby Cobra model uses two subdials for the chronograph and has a maximum measure of 30 minutes.
With pricing slated for $8,000 on a leather strap or $8,440 on a steel mesh bracelet, these new Top Times seem like a logical answer to what fans were likely asking of Breitling – that being the in-house movement and the reference of additional cars.
What We Think
While perhaps not as specifically well known as the genre-defining Navitimer, the Swiss movements Breitling Top Time copy watches was one of Breitling’s best-sellers in the 1960s and the modern re-issue (be it automotive or connected to motorcycles) forms a handsome and well-made chronograph that legitimately suits the world of vintage American sports cars.
With the addition of the Thunderbird and its crowd-pleasing red/white coloring, we see Breitling actively expanding a successful line of chronographs that speaks directly to the brand’s core audience. Likewise, the move to B01 movements for the whole line only underlines the success of the top Breitling Top Time replica watches, despite its somewhat niche appeal.
I say niche not because the Breitling fake watches for sale itself doesn’t have broad appeal (it’s a good-looking 41mm steel chronograph with a great movement from a major brand), but rather because the fan base of cars like the Corvette and the Mustang (or their parent brands) has, at times, taken their allegiances far beyond the mere fandom one might generalize to car enthusiasm.
I’ll avoid wading into a larger conversation about Chevy vs. Ford, but putting an automotive logo on the dial of a watch effectively co-opts the fan base for that given model or brand. This is what I meant by niche. If we zoom out, even to the point of ignoring the specific car cult to which each of these luxury Breitling super clone watches is connected, we find a quartet of welcomely improved chronographs that effectively capture the Top Time’s classic and colorful chronograph vibes while offering a desirable upgrade in terms of the movement.