Monthly Archives: November 2016

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Features All-New Case Material

With the launch of its own in-house base movement, Caliber B01, in 2009, Breitling earned its place among the ranks of true watchmaking manufactures. With the launch of the new Breitling Avenger Hurricane at Baselworld — featuring a case made of a new, proprietary alloy called Breitling Replica — it joins the even more exclusive club of watch brands that have created their own case materials.

The Breitling Avenger Hurricane is an unmistakably masculine watch, in the brand’s military-aviation-inspired tradition — a hulking, 50-mm-diameter case; an all-black “stealth” color scheme with yellow accents; big, stencil-type hour numerals; a rugged strap layering a tough textile fiber exterior over a yellow rubber core — and even goes the extra military mile with its 24-hour time display.Breitling Replica Watches, used here for the first time on a watch case, is a high-tech material that Breitling says is four times lighter than titanium but significantly harder. Among its other listed attributes are exceptional resistance to scratches, traction, and corrosion; thermal stability; and antimagnetic and non-allergenic properties, in addition to being warmer to the touch than other metals and, aesthetically, having a somewhat mottled surface texture.The case is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and has a unidirectional rotating bezel with rider tabs. The crown is screw-locked; both it and the chronograph push-pieces have a grooved checkerboard pattern for a non-slip grip, even for a wearer (such as a pilot, to whom this Cheap Breitling Replica is obviously aimed) who is wearing gloves. The extra-thick sapphire crystal has been glareproofed on both sides and the hands and numerals are luminous.

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The movement in the Avenger Hurricane is Caliber B12, the latest variation on Breitling’s B01 base caliber, with the 24-hour time display added to that movement’s other notable attributes, including automatic winding, a high-frequency balance, a lengthy power reserve, a date function (in a window at 4:30 on the dial) and an integrated 1/4 second chronograph. As with the rest of Cheap Breitling lineup of in-house movements, Caliber B12 has been COSC chronometer-certified for timekeeping accuracy.

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Borrowed Time: Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Replica

Breitling introduced its first “Blacksteel” watches in 2012, and in the years since the brand renowned for its aviation roots has launched a veritable fleet of such timepieces. Nearly every one of its Breitling Chronomat 44 families now offers at least one model with the Blacksteel treatment, including versions of the Navitimer, Navitimer Cosmonaute, Colt, Avenger II, Super Avenger, and Avenger Sea Wolf.I’ve long admired the look of the Blacksteel models and finally had a chance to wear one of these pieces for a few weeks recently. Even better, the model I received for review was from one of Breitling’s most iconic and historically significant collections, the Chronomat, in its big-but-not-oversized 44-mm version.

By way of background, the modern version of the fake breitling Chronomat debuted in 1984, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Breitling company. It was a descendant of one of Breitling’s most significant milestone timepieces, the original Chronomat, which debuted in 1941 and featured the now-famous circular slide rule bezel, a common element of today’s swiss replica breitling watches, though not one present on today’s Chronomats. The 1984 revamped version introduced the hallmark “rider tabs” at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the unidirectional ratcheting bezel. And while I do appreciate the Navitimer in its many versions, one of the aspects I like about the Chronomat is the relative simplicity of its tricompax dial in comparison to the “busier” look of the replica breitling navitimer.The case is pure Breitling — masculine and martial, measuring 44 mm in diameter and 16.95 mm thick. In profile, from the side with the screw-down crown and chronograph pushers, it projects an imposing look; if you squint and use your imagination, it almost resembles artillery pointing outward. This is, of course, helped by the sleek, “stealth” finish of the blacksteel case parts, which in certain lighting has a gunmetal glint.

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The black dial picks up the case’s military tool-watch character. The dial is surrounded by a flange with a tachymetric scale in white print. The hour and minute hand, as well as the edges of the applied hour indices, are treated with khaki-colored Super-LumiNova. Bright red is used for the central replica breitling bentley watches chronograph seconds hand as well as all of the subdial hands. The red-on-black contrast is helpful in reading the subdials’ readouts, as the numerals are tiny and otherwise somewhat challenging for the naked eye to read with precision.

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Breitling refers to the strap as “military rubber,” which seems to be essentially a black rubber base overstitched with some kind of suitably gritty, sturdy black textile. It is definitely a rough-and-ready military aviator look, with a tang buckle made of Blacksteel and engraved with Breitling’s winged logo. It makes the best fake breitling very comfortable on the wrist, even though it’s a look more compatible with casual wear than with formal wear.

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