Featuring a very unusual combination of an elegantly sculpted body the new Replica Breitling Galactic looks very slender that it actually is, a remarkable set of crown-guards, and a relatively thin bezel that still displays all the relevant information for either an amateur diver or a professional pilot. The Galactic family welcomes its new member. Coming in an oversized stainless steel body that nicely combines mirror-polished and satin-brushed surfaces, the military-styled Breitling Galactic 44 is, as far as I know, the first member of the growing collection that comes powered by their Caliber 45 automatic movement.Perhaps, the only thing that it needs is the usual notches that were apparently dropped here in order for its polished surface to better match that of the case.
Being basically a slightly refinished and adjusted to COSC standards chronometer-grade version of the well-known ETA 2834-2 caliber, the engine features a little bit as obvious day/date display with the former placed at 12 hours and the latter staying at its usual place at 3 o'clock.Although on these promotional photos the wristwatch looks refreshingly thin, it is not really true. According to official information, the device measures 14.30 millimeters top to bottom. However, thanks to its mildly oversized body that, as the name tells us, is 44 mm wide, the case indeed looks very slender. The effect is achieved not only thanks to well-calculated proportions, but also with help of little design tricks, like nicely curved side profile, oversized onion-shaped setting crown and relatively thin unidirectional rotating bezel.
The mechanism may be not one of those exclusive in-house movements that the Swiss Breitling Navitimer brand has been churning out for their more expensive models, but it is in fact very reliable, quite accurate and, being made by ETA, is very easy to fix to any certified professional in your city.As usual, you can have the replica Breitling SuperOcean in at least fifteen combinations. Currently, Breitling offers the timepiece in stainless steel with three versions of dial and five variations of straps, including crocodile leather and black textile strap.
As you can see, the layout not only makes the Breitling Montbrillant Replica watch look more balanced with the day of week aperture partially compensating for the visual overweightness of Breitling's famous "winged B" logo, but is also more legible, which is a good thing for those overseas customers who never studied English.What I really like about this timekeeper are the crown guards. Shaped as a pair of wings, they not just echo the aforementioned "winged B", but also reference the brand's strong bonds with anything that is remotely connected to aviation and space industry.