Known for supplying custom watches to air squadrons, Breitling rarely makes watches for civilian pilots, but the brand's latest is a pair made in partnership with one of the world's best airlines. Both the Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41 Singapore Airlines and the Navitimer Automatic 38 Singapore Airlines are limited editions, both wearing the Singapore Airlines blue and gold livery.
initial thought Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been voted the best airline in the world by airline consultancy Skytrax for almost two decades, so this partnership is certainly a good thing for Breitling.
Fortunately, SIA's corporate colors are cheerful blue and gold, which suits the Navitimer perfectly. Gold accents on the dial make it slightly more vintage than the standard steel version, which both feature rhodium-plated hour markers and hands. For those who already love the Navitimer models but want something a little more eye-catching, the SIA version will certainly appeal.Discount replica watches
While the gold accents are attractive, they are the only element that distinguishes the dial of the SIA version. For example, this chronograph is almost identical to the standard Navitimer 41mm with its dark blue dial, the only difference being the gold-plated hands and indexes. This similarity to their respective standard models is probably the only downside of either version.
Each version is nearly 10% more expensive than its regular production counterpart, which isn't outrageous, but should bring greater differentiation on the dial.
In terms of price, despite being more expensive, this chronograph is arguably better value for money due to the built-in movement. In comparison, the Navitimer Automatic 38 costs less than half the cost of a chronograph, yet it is powered by the no-frills ETA 2824.Patek Philippe replica
Singapore Airlines colors This chronograph is a variant of the 41mm Navitimer, the smallest Navitimer B01 but also the most historically accurate as it has almost the same diameter as the vintage original (but thicker due to the automatic movement).
The airline branding on the chronograph is subtle. In addition to the color of the dial, the crown of the SIA edition features the airline's logo.
Engraving on the back indicates that it is a limited edition, but otherwise like the standard model, the back shows Caliber 01, a cleverly constructed in-house movement.
The front of the Navitimer Automatic 38 is equally refined, with no airline logo on the crown. Instead, the solid caseback is engraved with a pattern replicating the batik pattern of the Singapore Airlines crew uniforms.fashion replica watches
Inspired by batik, a dyed fabric originating in Indonesia with floral patterns that appear on the ties of male cabin crew and the entire outfit of flight attendants. Beneath the sturdy back is a COSC-certified Breitling 17, which is actually an ETA 2824.
It is worth mentioning that these two Breitling watches are only the second time that Singapore Airlines has cooperated with a luxury watch brand to create mechanical watches. The last time SIA did something similar was in 2004, when it teamed up with Jaeger-LeCoultre to develop the Master Compressor Geographique to mark the inaugural non-stop flight between Singapore and New York.replica RICHARD MILLE