The Breitling Breitling 809 Cosmonaute…a touch of history

The history of the Breitling Replica 809 Cosmonaute is one that perfectly mates with its aviation-inspired design. Breitling launched the Navitimer in 1954 and aviators – from commercial to those in the armed forces, heavily used this watch.Breitling responded and they paired the dial with a modified Venus 178 – just as in the Navitimer – but geared to move the hour hand around the dial at half speed to correspond to 24-hours. The watch officially debuted in 1961 as the Cosmonaute and Carpenter famously – Breitling Replica Swiss Movement would go on to advertise the feat of the Cossie being the first watch on the wrist of an American astronaut– wore the watch on the Mercury-Aurora 7 program launch in 1962.

Aside from a touch of green found on the outer ring of the slide rule – likely caused by perspiration entering through the edge of the crystal or rotating bezel – this Fake Breitling Watches 809 Cosmonaute is in wonderful condition. Notably, the applied lume numerals are showing a lovely aged tritium instead of the typical “black” that also points to prior moisture entry. The lugs on this example are also in fantastically sharp shape with their signature chamfers and a transition to perfectly matte sides. The big, fat signed crown and stubby pushers also speak to the production date of somewhere between 1966-1968.

I’ve been highly impressed with the Breitling Swiss Replica. As a “beaded bezel” owner, I was excited to take ownership of a ridged or straight cut bezel. It gives the watch a less jeweled, more modern look versus earlier executions and also gives the appearance of more height. Likewise, this is my first Breitling with the twin planes – much like the 806 Navitimer worn by World Champion Jim Clark and I like that as well. In one’s collection, variety is a lovely thing.

38mm Diameter Breitling Top Time 810 Replica Watches

Let’s start with size because I think it’s one of the most endearing aspects of the Breitling 810 Top Time Replica Watches. The early Mark 1 810’s were produced with a case diameter of just below 38mm. Versus the petite Carrera of 36mm, the Top Times are comparatively massive. Another proportional difference is expressed in lug width. Whereas the Carrera sported slender 18mm lugs, the Breitling weighs in with a huge 21mm gap.

On the wrist, the Fake Breitling Top Time 810 Watches shows its size well. It’s definitely not as large as a Speedmaster and it’s also not as flat. A large domed acrylic crystal actually contributes to the illusion of mass as well. I’ve set the 810 on a medium brown strap for now – I’ve tried a black racing style strap too – and it’s what I like best so far. I say “so far” as I may need to go custom with something that tapers even more dramatically towards the buckle.

Dial-wise, the Breitling Top Time 810 is textbook racing chronograph. It’s a typical three-register layout with a printed outer tachymeter scale. Printing on the black dial Best Fake Breitling Watches surface is done in white while the silver ridged registers contain black numbers. The hands are thin, white and perfectly elegant for a watch with a similarly sleek case. Lume is printed on the dial for the hour markers, which is in keeping with the sporty theme.

Inside the Breitling Swiss Replica, one encounters the familiar Venus 178. We’ve been down this path many times before – Navitimers, Cosmonautes, and Co-Pilots – as it was Breitling’s favored choice for chronographs. There’s not much to mention in its application on the Top Time other than the fact that the Mark 1’s make do with a curiously small winding crown when lined up against the Mark 2’s.

Breitling Chronograph Replica Watches – An Exercise In Stunning Simplicity

Let’s start with the more affordable newcomer line, the Top Time. The 765 Premier used a 38mm case and a bold 21mm lug width. The 810 followed through with a similar footprint. One look at this watch’s case finishing – its crazy chamfers and the machined in bezel ring around the crystal – tells you that the Fake Breitling Watches AOPA is simply made of a different style of sauce. Stylistically, reverse pandas are found on both as well as identical handsets, so there’s definitely a link.

Relationships aside, what makes the Breitling 765 AOPA Replica Watches so attractive to me is its striking simplicity. The lack of the Breitling name on the dial and the use of the winged AOPA gives the watch an almost military look. The big, lumed Arabic numerals are additive to the theme and contrasted against a matte black dial, make for one seriously legible chronograph. White main hands and sub registers also help to brighten the overall look.

We’ve mentioned the case quality already on the Breitling Swiss Replica, but some details are worth repeating. Take a close look at the transition from the lugs to the perfectly domed acrylic crystal. That matte finished flat channel seen prior to the polished bezel ring really “breaks up” the watch visually. It’s an elegant move that was likely axed by the bean counters when the Top Time came along. The side view is nearly as interesting where brushed sides interplay with polished lug chamfers and a similarly mirrored case underside.

As is often the case when two watch collectors speak though, a fair deal is reached. And so the Breitling Replica Watches For Sale made its way to me, via Robert-Jan as a courier, and I’ve spent a relatively odd amount of time staring at its details. The condition, as you can see, is absolutely magnificent and it looks nearly unworn.

You’ll also note that my “new” Breitling 765 AOPA sits on a mesh bracelet. Despite it being of the generic persuasion, the seller was kind enough to include it in the sale. Short of spending 4 figures on the original Breitling hardware, this provides about 95% of the desired effect. The polished straight bars and the matte-like finish of the fine mesh work so well with the watch’s case that a strap just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Plus, it allows the Best Breitling Replica watch to go with about everything – except when I’m rocking a bright gold Hermes “H” belt.

So, now with the 765 CP occupying the top spot in my “rotating bezel” vintage chronograph collection, it’s funny that this Breitling 765 AOPA is at or near the top for the bezel-less species. Yes, it’s simply that good. As I stated before, if you’ve overlooked vintage Breitling, it’s a bit late in the game, but still more of a bargain than many other brands. Breitling made some epic vintage stuff and this piece is but just one of the many…