The 1:1 fake Breitling Navitimer was the first watch I ever “wanted.” In the end, I settled for a Breitling Superocean as it was more in my price range. Still, while I love my Superocean dearly, the luxury replica Breitling Navitimer was the first watch I lusted over, thus starting my descent into this crazy little hobby. I still have a soft spot for this iconic watch, despite not being any closer to adding one to my collection. I think it’ll always hold a sentimental place in my mind.
Let me clarify one thing here, though: I mean the chronograph version when I talk about the high quality fake Breitling Navitimer. I don’t feel comfortable classing the 38mm time-only model as a real Navitimer, despite what Breitling copy for sale may tell us.
AAA quality replica Breitling offers the classic Navitimer in various sizes depending on the movement/complications — 41mm, 43mm, 45mm, and 46mm. My favorites are undoubtedly the 41mm models, and of those, the 806 1959 re-edition!
The cheap fake Breitling Navitimer 806 1959 re-edition is a faithful recreation of the classic 806. It was a smart move that kept vintage fans happy. The re-edition kept the 41mm stainless steel case and the 22mm lug width. It also measures a cuff-friendly 12.86mm thick thanks to the manual-wind movement.
When I said this was a faithful recreation of the 1959 original, I meant it. That is highlighted by the fact that the re-edition has precisely 94 beads on the bezel, just like its 1959 ancestor. It’s worth noting that Swiss movement replica Breitling changed the number of bezel beads as the years went on, but in 1959, there were 94. That’s attention to detail, and I like it!
Busy but beautiful
There’s no denying that Breitling Navitimers replica online UK contain dials with loads of information on them. Some people love the geeky technical look, and that includes me. Despite this, I find the dial wonderfully busy and not overwhelming, even if I have little practical need for a slide rule. In terms of branding, Swiss movement copy Breitling kept things faithful and straightforward. Not that there is much room to go off-piste.
We have the best quality fake Breitling script and the gold wings of the (unsigned) Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association logo beneath the 12 o’clock marker, and “Navitimer” just above the 6 o’clock sub-dial. Oh, and just like the original, the real gold wings are applied to the dial.
The 806 1959 re-edition is a limited edition of 1959 pieces, but you can still find it around. So while I wanted to try to steer clear of limited edition perfect replica watches here, it is available to buy new from some retailers right now, and not at inflated prices should you dip your toe in the secondhand market.