A Luxurious Version Of Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante Men's Replica

In launching the Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante Replica (the French term adopted by the industry for split-seconds chronographs, derived from rattraper, meaning “to catch up”, as one seconds hand catches up with the other), Breitling has joined a very elite club.

So few brands currently have a split-seconds in their collections (the likes of IWC, Zenith and Glashutte Original have all made them in recent years, but they’re not available any more). Mostly, they are the preserve of haute de gamme replica watchmakers: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Sohne all currently offer at least one rattrapante reference, often combined with other complications.
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Blancpain offers a split-seconds flyback (the L-Evolution R Chronograph, which is also a flyback) and Panerai sells the Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days. If you’re very lucky you might get your hands on a Habring Doppelchrono (Richard Habring developed the movement for IWC) , but that’s about it. And with the exception of the Habring, which is produced in tiny numbers, none of them can match the Breitling for price: £9,910 in steel.
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It is a welcome addition for a brand so historically associated with pilot’s chronographs, and doubly so because we have seen relatively little of note under the Breitling Navitimer Replica banner in recent years save for limited editions, dial changes and size changes. Based on Breitling’s in-house B01 calibre, the movement (B03) houses two patent-pending innovations that Breitling claims have a considerable effect on the reliability of the split-seconds mechanism.

To quickly re-cap on what a split-seconds can do, and why it’s no piece of cake to create: the chronograph is equipped with two seconds hands. Start it running as usual and both set off together; upon a press of the split seconds pusher at 3 o’clock, however, one will stop, marking an elapsed time (say, a lap), while one continues timing the total running time. Press the same pusher again (once you’ve recorded this lap measurement, for instance), and the split-seconds hand instantly catches up to the first one, ready to repeat the whole procedure all over again.

It’s an accomplished mechanism that needs to be able to handle more energy going through it (and more often) than a typical chronograph, and involves finer tolerances too. In complexity, it’s only beaten by some pretty rare beasts – A. Lange & Sohne’s double-split, for instance, or Audemars Piguet’s sensational Laptimer.

Breitling has fitted the B03 with an isolating mechanism for the split-seconds hand, aimed at reducing the effect of operating the chronograph on the power reserve and reliability of the replica watch. Furthermore, it has replaced key components within the isolator to effectively neutralise such detrimental effects on the running of the replica watch.

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Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 Men's Replica Watch For Sale

The new Bentley Continental Supersports Replica is a 2.5-ton luxury four-seater that does zero-to-60 in a physics-defying 3.4 seconds. To celebrate the launch of what is apparently the world’s fastest grocery-getter, Breitling is offering up the Supersports B55 watch – a limited-edition, semi-smartwatch of sorts built with Breitling’s proprietary Connected technology and featuring a suite of functions designed specifically for drivers. Presumably, that will mean those at the helm of this 700-horsepower coupe which also happens to top out at an eye-watering 209 miles per hour.
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Breitling Bentley Replica have been sharing a front seat since 2003 when the British automaker launched its most powerful car to date – the Continental GT. As it nears 15 years, the collaboration has since yielded some interesting but oftentimes divisive examples, usually due to their size or over-the-top finishing (or both). That said, if you’re a Bentley owner or one of the brand’s aspiring fans, there’s already a pretty good chance you’ll appreciate Breitling watches for their markedly similar approach to design, which wraps luxury and performance in a physically imposing chassis and stuffs it to the brim with the latest technology. Again, much like the Continental.
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Taking cues from the Exospace B55 introduced in 2015, the Supersports B55 isn’t quite a smartwatch, but it’s certainly close – marrying a rechargeable, chronometer-certified Superquartz movement of Breitling design with Bluetooth Low Energy technology, enabling the wearer to control the watch via a dedicated smartphone app. This includes setting its seven alarms, cycling between various time zones or perpetual calendar displays, and accessing stored times measured by the chronograph function. Unlike a smartwatch according to some definitions, the Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 isn’t designed to display alerts or notifications pushed from the phone, which is a shame, because at this price point, the connectivity should do more than act as a glorified remote control.

Like the Bentley from which this particular Breitling owes its namesake, the Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 is hardly subtle. It’s built with a 46mm titanium case that’s water-resistant to 100m and fitted to a thick rubber strap – similar in spec to 2015’s Exospace, but re-skinned to match the design language in the Bentley universe. This includes a woven carbon fiber dial and the textured hobnail bezel – a detail that’s become something of an ongoing signature for the partnership.

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