The 43mm Breitling Navitimer 01 chronograph has a case thickness of 14.60mm which is a pretty stately size typical of Breitling watches which are known to be built tough as nails. While this is more of a refined watch from this brand you can be certain that it is as durable as it is easy on the eyes. Fitted with a sturdy black alligator leather strap that uses white stitching and has an 18kt rose gold tang buckle or folding clasp depending on the model.
Powered by an in-house Breitling caliber B01 self-winding movement for a beating heart; Breitling’s first manufacture movement and hopefully the first of many. They chose to engineer the chronograph with a column wheel mechanism which makes for a higher-end chronograph than a cam-actuated chronograph complication.
The 47-jewel Breitling 01 or B01 movement oscillates at 28,800 VpH and boasts an impressive 70-hour power reserve. The Breitling B01 movement is classified as a highly accurate mechanical caliber with a COSC Chronometer designation certifying that it is to have a minimum accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day. Breitling’s first in-house caliber is also being used in the new Navitimer 8, the larger Navitimer replica breitling superocean watches 46mm as well as by Tudor in their Heritage Chronograph.
Luckily, the Navitimer 1 has many models with a transparent sapphire crystal case back which lets you gaze at the mesmerizing mechanical engineering of the Breitling B01 automatic movement in action; something everyone can appreciate.
While the two models being reviewed in this article are practically identical aside from the buckle, the Navitimer 1 43mm collection has within it many different stylistic configurations with combinations of blue dials, silver dials, grey dials, and black dials and comes replica watches uk on either black or brown straps or steel bracelets. There is even a solid 18kt rose gold model on a rose gold bracelet which obviously comes at a price.