The sporty Breitling Galactic replica watch has done a pretty good job of following these rules. While a Breitling today looks similar to a Breitling from a few decades ago, there is no doubt that today's Breitling models are the best. Having said that, I believe it was the 1980s or so when the look and feel of the Breitling core design ethos as we know it took shape. That includes the intricate looking bezel, thick all highly-polished steel case and bracelet construction, as well as pilot instrument inspired dial. It is a look so iconic that it is sometimes difficult to understand all the details. One thing that continues to surprise me is how Breitling watch dials have a distinctive "busy" look, but never feel too difficult to read.
Which leads me into discussing this lovely Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT replica watch. The dial has several distinct fonts, numeral indicator rings, hands, as well as several colors. Still, it is quickly apparent what functions the dial has, and reading the time, GMT hand, or chronograph hands is not difficult. That likely wasn't easy to do, but the result is a cool tool-watch look that is still refined and useful. I've accused Breitling watches of often looking the same. It's true.As a steel watch, the best Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT replica watch is among the more expensive Breitling watches, mainly because of its in-house made movement. When I first saw this piece it impressed me enough to be included in my list of top watches from Baselworld 2017.
Highly polished steel 1:1 Breitling Chrono-Matic replica watch cases are sort of a hallmark of Breitling watches. They help take the pieces from being mere tools to also style items. It is Breitling's not so subtle, subtle way of adding bling to otherwise serious utilitarian designs. I get to handle a lot of polished steel and steel cases. Breitling takes their cases quite seriously using very good metal and applying very good polishing techniques. One of the only non-polished areas on the watch is the surface of the bezel. The brushed steel makes for a nice contrast. The Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT is heavy, and feels super solid. It is also water resistant to 200 meters.As the name implies, the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT comes in a 44mm wide case. Given the wide lugs is sits a bit large on the wrist - which I like. Having said that, I personally can only wear this smaller size version of the Breitling Chronomat GMT. The original version which is just called the "Chronomat GMT" is 47mm wide. It looks the same but is just larger. Even if you can normally wear 47mm wide watches, you might want to try it on first if the 44 sounds too small for you. The lugs are very long and you should ensure that the they don't extend off your wrist. Attached to the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT here is one of Breitling's nice steel "Pilot" bracelets. It also comes in a range of straps, which include Barenia leather, crocodile leather, Ocean Racer rubber, and Diver Pro rubber.
For the newer awesome quality Breitling Chronospace replica watch collection, Breitling designed a new bezel design and modern looking font. That gives all Breitling Chronomat models a distinguishable look - something Breitling wants you to see because each of these watches have in-house made movements. It is a shame that the case does not have an exhibition case back because the movement is really quite nice looking. The 04 has a power reserve of 70 hours, and the chronograph is column-wheel based. There are some other nice features as well, showing that Breitling didn't just make their own version of what they were already using from ETA.
Detailing all over the delicated AAA Breitling Colt replica watch is fantastic. Breitling cases and dials are very well machined and rendered. Closeup images of the dial show just how crisp the print and hands are. I want to say here that photographing the dial of the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT was a total pain. That is often the case when you need to use a flash and dials have reflective elements and a Breitling watch that doesn't have reflective elements is practically sacrilege. The hands and hour markers also use a respectable amount of SuperLumiNova for night viewing. While the amount of lume doesn't look to be a lot, the application is sufficient to make the piece easy to read after only being charged by light for a bit. There is a large lume pip on the bezel as well.