The Navitimer was introduced in 1954 and aside from some very rare early Valjoux 72 models, the piece was normally equipped with the equally excellent 17-jewel Venus 178 until the 806 rode off into the sunset in 1972-1973. This is interesting as the Venus 178 ceased production in 1966; Cheap Breitling Replica had clearly stockpiled a lot of movements! The Navi was produced in stainless steel, gold, and gold plated editions. It received its name, famously, due to its incorporation of a working slide rule bezel for use by pilots. In some examples, many were adorned with the wings of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as they were offered to members. This model contains what looks like an AOPA logo, but it’s not because there’s no writing inside and “Breitling” is on the dial.
The Breitling Navitimer Replica Watches comes in at a whopping ~41mm in diameter and has a 22mm lug width; it’s a big one! Aside from the size, the other thing that hit me immediately was all the dial detail. If you’ve read my other articles, then you know that I preach, almost incessantly, about my attraction to simplicity. Well, the Navi is anti-simple. There’s a lot going on, but in a strange way, it’s so complicated looking that it’s cool.
Dial details really abound. Aside from the outer slide rule ring in white, there are two concentric black slide rule rings inside. It’s not until you get past these three rings that one actually gets to the normal timekeeping area. The Breitling Replica Watches Navitimer 806 is laid out with three registers and they provide some great topographical balance to the large, flat remainder of the dial. In a macro I took, you can see the depth and detail of these sub registers. Plus, you have great dial font all around – font that still lives on in some modern Breitlings – and a very sharp applied gold Navitimer logo.
This logo definitely stands out but not in a bad way. No, it tonally fits in with the aged lume on the hour markers and the rest of the font. The hands on the Navi are interesting because they’re rather dainty. I suppose that’s not unusual in comparison to other similarly aged chronographs, but they certainly differ from the bold hands of the 765. You’ll also note that they’re a nicely aged cream color with lume inside. The central chrono hand is distinctive with its arrow-shaped tip.
The snap-close case back on the Best Breitling Replica has nice detail and shows the “script B” as well as the model number. When it comes to pushers, they’re of a purposeful size if not a bit small, but the brand came through in great style with a nice, big, signed winding crown.