In this series, we take one classic watch and choose our favorite references ever produced. These perfect Breitling replica watches will be based on the historical importance of the specific watch in the grand scheme of things. Though there may be some overlap, it’s not a question of which references are the most collectible or of the highest value on the market. This week, we’ll take a look at the UK 1:1 Breitling Navitimer fake watches.
Replica Breitling Navitimer ref. 806 Watches
Breitling introduced the Navitimer as an ultra-capable aviator’s watch for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in 1954, officially giving it reference number 806 the following year. The cheap Swiss replica Breitling watches’ unique looks were the result of its functions and features, which included a slide rule and a three-register chronograph. The Navitimer took the concept of the slide rule from the early 1940s Chronomat and upgraded it with the functionality of an E6B flight computer. When the Navitimer debuted, it was huge for the time at 40mm in diameter. But just like with the 41mm AVI ref. 765, the size made the high quality Breitling copy watches more legible and functional in the cockpit, especially with such a complicated dial. And the earliest Navitimers also look bigger than their dimensions suggest due to the slim bezels and flattish acrylic crystals. Beneath them, the early Navitimers featured “all black” dials and boasted “beaded” bezels.
The earliest best Breitling Navitimer replica watches from 1954, known as “Pre-806” models, were powered by the legendary Valjoux 72 movement and are very rare. In 1955, Breitling switched to the Venus 178 movement, which powered many of the brand’s other chronographs. The Navitimer 806 was available in stainless steel, gold-plated, and full-gold versions. All of these came with the AOPA wings logo on the dial until late 1964, and there are many variations with and without the Breitling signature. If you want a Pre-806 with the Valjoux 72 movement, prepare to shell out serious cash. These days, they start at roughly €20K and go up quickly depending on the condition. A vintage Navitimer ref. 806 with the Venus 178 movement from the 1950s starts at roughly €9K and moves up considerably depending on the condition.
Fake Breitling Navitimer ref. 806 “Reverse Panda” Watches
Miles Davis was one of the icons from the 1960s that famously wore Swiss movements replica Breitling Navitimer ref. 806 watches. But he wasn’t the only icon from the ’60s that famously wore the Navitimer. As most of you will know, racing drivers Jim Clark and Graham Hill also wore their iconic Navitimer ref. 806 in the 1960s. That’s why the second spot on this list goes to the Navitimer ref. 806 “Reverse Panda” that came in a wide variety of executions. From 1965 on, the dial layout of the Navitimer changed to a reverse panda configuration. On top of that, Breitling also switched to a bezel with straight-cut or serrated ridges. It’s this Navitimer with the reverse panda dial and straight-cut bezel that graced the wrists of Miles Davis, Jim Clark, and Graham Hill.
The Navitimer ref. 806 from the late 1960s is very much up to date with today’s specs. The China Breitling super clone watches features a 41mm case with a 22mm lug spacing. But despite its rather substantial size, the watch is very easy to wear. A big part of that comes from the crystal being rather flat and keeping the watch from becoming too thick and chunky. While the attraction of the Navitimer is a combination of things, the biggest star of the show is, without a doubt, the busy dial. And every detail on the dial serves a purpose, further enhancing the attraction and making the Navitimer the icon it is today. If you would like to own this slice of cool, prepare to pay anywhere between roughly €5K and €10K for a steel Navitimer ref. 806 “Reverse Panda” from the late 1960s.
Breitling Navitimer Date ref. 7806 Replica Watches
The AAA wholesale fake Breitling Navitimer ref. 7806 watches was introduced in 1972, and it is a much-talked-about Navitimer. The ref. 7806 was the first Navitimer in this traditional case style to feature a date function (the Chrono-Matic “Big Case” references 1806 and 1809 came first in 1969). As you can see, the date aperture is tucked away between the markers at 4 and 5 o’clock. For this Navitimer Date, Breitling used the manual-winding Valjoux 7740 movement instead of the previous Venus caliber. But it was not the only change as the hour counter at six o’clock made way for a running seconds counter. On top of that, Breitling also changed the dial design, moving the “Navitimer” wording up and placing it under the “Breitling Geneve” text. Additionally, the brand added little hints of red to the black dial. Lastly, Breitling also added red accents to the slide rule for some extra color.
This ref. 7806 is a clear statement of the time it was released in. It is what gives this Breitling Navitimer replica watches for men its charm. And what I specifically like about the model in the picture is that the 41mm case works well with the 22mm-wide stainless steel bracelet. The folded Breitling three-row bracelet features the same twin-jet logo on the clasp as is used on the dial. If you would like to add a ref. 7806 to your collection, expect to pay roughly between €4K and €8K. On top of that, the special models issued to air forces of different countries also play a part in collectibility and the corresponding prices. While the Navitimer ref. 7806 might not be the most popular Navitimer, it certainly has its place in Breitling history.