Although the Breitling Navitimer is becoming avidly searched for by collectors within the over 58 years since its introduction, it’s still for the reason that magic sweet place where desirability and affordability converge.
Even though the Breitling watches have lost some of their popularity, it looks like they are making a comeback. Many readers have asked me questions about the Breitling Emergency replica and I thought it was time for a new watch review.
I have always fancied the Crowsswind line and this is the reason why I was so tempted to buy myself a replica of this model. I honestly cannot say that this is one of the best replicas I own, so the entire purchase was a disappointment. I will also explain why this is such a bad fake and I will give you some tips to avoid making the same mistake I did.
It’s all there and that rose gold plated stainless steel case kills it. It looks amazing and new, solid and it has a really good shine being all polished and all. Dial elements match the rose gold so it all looks really well put together. It’s the same old Breitling Bentley Motors that’s probably the most popular Breitling replica watch at the moment but with that new rose gold look and feel.
By the early 1960s, the company’s advertising told the world that “Breitling figures on the instrument panels of the 15 leading aircraft manufacturers or airlines”, adding that the Breitling Navitimer was “Specially recommended to airmen by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOPA”. The AOPA logo can be seen on many period pieces.