The 80s were a fascinating time in the history of Swiss Replica Watches. Tumultuous and catastrophic — that is undeniable — but also exciting. It was an era of innovation and consolidation, a time for new ways of thinking. Few watches epitomise this spirit of change quite like Breitling’s Aerospace.
Launched in 1985, the Aerospace was a leading example of that most 80s of designs, the ana-digi watch. And while the Aerospace still has a place in the Breitling Aerospace Replica catalogue, the times have changed dramatically over the years, and today’s Aerospace is but a shadow of its former self.
At first glance, you might think the most obvious party trick of the Aerospace was its pairing of a classical dial with a couple of digital readouts. And while that’s partially true, this unique design is just the visual symptom of the true appeal of the Aerospace. It’s a 1:1 Replica Watch built purely for purpose and deeply imbued with the cool that comes from such designs.
The Aerospace is the quartz-era successor to the iconic Navitimer. In fact, when it was first introduced, the Aerospace sat under the Navitimer umbrella. And like the iconic Navi, this watch was made with Breitling Quality Replica Watches core audience in mind — pilots. And yes, naturally, this watch appealed to the aviation-adjacent and the Top Gun-wannabes, but it doesn’t distract from the fact that this watch was made with function front and centre.
Measuring in at 40mm, cased in titanium and powered by a battery, these watches wore incredibly well. They also work incredibly well and intuitively, with a single, multipurpose crown that allows you to scroll through and set a range of complications. The Replica Watches For Sale top digital displays the complication, and that lower digital readout shows the pertinent info. Using this mechanism is simple, especially when compared to fiddly push-button systems, more common on digital watches.
Cases got larger, design elements evolved, and the internals changed once or twice, getting chronometre-certified. Alongside the product development, the Aerospace Replica Watches China spent its time earning a hard core of fans among professional flyers and enthusiasts of well-made technical watches. But it was in the former segment that the Aerospace really shone.
On top of that, the market for high end, high function digital watches is dominated by so-called High Quality Breitling Replica Watches, which offer an altimeter, barometer and compass and have a dedicated fanbase amongst hikers, trekkers and the like. Tissot’s innovative T-Touch is a solid example of this sort of watch. Breilting’s Aerospace doesn’t offer this sort of functionality.