As one of the most famous luxury copy watch in the world and the company responsible for inventing the modern two-pusher chronograph, Breitling has quite a few noteworthy models in its portfolio. With that in mind, the Navitimer is easily Breitling’s most famous watch, and its unique slide rule bezel has made it one of the true icons from the world of horology. Although the inaugural Chronomat was technically the first Swiss Breitling Replica model to feature this signature detail, it ultimately became the Navitimer’s calling card, and when someone says the word “Breitling,” it is usually the Navitimer that first comes to mind.
The current Breitling Navitimer collection includes watches with case sizes that range from 35mm to 46mm in diameter, with the chronograph models available in 41mm, 43mm, and 46mm. That said, it is the 43mm version of the Cheap Breitling B01 Chronograph Replica that is the core offering within the lineup, and while 43mm still represents a fairly sizable case diameter, it is significantly more manageable compared to the 46mm and 48mm monsters from the brand’s back-catalog that often come to mind when someone thinks of the Navitimer collection.
On top of that, the listed 43mm dimension actually refers to the diameter of the grooved rotating bezel that hangs over the edge of the case, and if you measure the diameter of the middle case itself, it actually comes in closer to 41mm with an overall lug-to-lug profile of approximately 49mm. Similarly, the official thickness of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Replica is 13.6mm, but that also includes the domed sapphire crystal with blue anti-reflective coating that sticks up above the rim of the bezel. While a 43mm Breitling Navitimer is hardly a shrinking violet, the watch itself ultimately wears noticeably smaller than its on-paper dimensions might otherwise suggest.
Further helping mitigate the perceived size of the watch is its case finishing, and the sides of the Luxury Breitling Replica Watches stainless steel middle case receive linear brushing that contrasts against the polished top surfaces of the lugs. A similar approach is taken with the finishing on the pushers, which have brushed sides with high-polished ends, and these brushed surfaces throughout the case components helps temper what can sometimes be a rather “blingy” overall appearance when fully high-polished.
Beyond that, everything else is very much what we have come to expect from modern Breitling Navitimer watches, and the B01 Chronograph 43 features a large signed winding crown flanked by two pushers, along with a screw-down caseback that is fitted with a sapphire display window to offer a view of the internal movement.
Given that the Navitimer is a pilot’s Swiss Replica Watch, water resistance isn’t really a priority, and the inherent nature of the model’s complex design creates multiple points for potential water ingress. While the Navitimer isn’t going to be your underwater timekeeping companion, it is still sufficiently protected against daily incidental encounters with a fairly standard 30 meters of water resistance.
All of the hands receive polished surfaces to match the hour markers, although the hour and minute hand get furnished with thin luminous inlays, while the seconds hand is painted bright red for added contrast and increased legibility when using it in conjunction with the logarithmic scale on the bezel. Everything about the High Quality Breitling Replica Watches overall layout of the dial is very traditional and exactly what you expect from a Navitimer, yet the mix of metallic ice blue with small pops of bright red ultimately create a fresh aesthetic that nicely toes the lines between resplendent and sporty.
Although the Caliber 01 is essentially Breitling’s workhorse chronograph movement, it is reasonably decorated and nice to look at through the Navitimer’s display caseback, and it includes Geneva stripes and gold-filled engravings on its skeletonized rotor and upper bridges. In real-world use, I found that the Breitling Caliber 01 movement keeps time within its intended specifications, and the column wheel mechanism offers a nice and snappy action whenever starting or stopping the chronograph.
While the Exact Copy Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 is available with the option of a stainless steel bracelet, the particular example I received for review was the version fitted with a traditional black alligator leather strap. Featuring a medium amount of padding with white contrast stitching and a bright yellow lining, the strap tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 18mm where it connects to its pin-buckle style deployant clasp that features a convenient double push-button release.