Fans of Breitling’s macho tone, refined aesthetics, and hearty build will likely find the new Breitling Avenger Bandit watch satisfying. You won’t confuse many other watches for a Breitling, but you sometimes have to look closely to distinguish between the models themselves. In other words, the brand has a strong and distinct identity, and this Breitling Avenger Bandit Review is heavy on that DNA. This latest iteration of the Avenger seeks to bring a “stealth” look to the line, and it’ll no doubt appeal to those who like a brooding, darker watch but may not want the all the black that comes with one of the Breitling Avenger Blackbird watches.
The Breitling Avenger line consists of three-handers, chronographs, and a GMT, but if you really want to feel the full “Breitling experience,” a chronograph may be the way to go – like this Breitling Avenger Bandit. Actually, this is only the third Breitling Avenger Bandit Replica Watches, with a majority of three-handers comprising the lineup, and it is the first Avenger chronograph in titanium. The unidirectional, ratcheted, rotating bezel you see here with its four “rider tabs” (for better grip, apparently, while wearing gloves) at the compass points is a common feature of the Avenger line, but also of the Chronomat, Galactic, and Colt lines. That ultra-grippy-looking “waffle” texture on the crown and pushers is also a likable trait of the Avenger line that bolsters the tool-watch theme.
The big story here is titanium, though. While the Avenger watches, and Cheap Breitling Replica in general, are military and aviation themed, the Breitling Avenger Bandit feels even more so – and the marketing materials for this watch really hammer that point, in typical Breitling fashion. Yes, I actually kind of buy the “spirit of naval aviation” pitch. The completely satin-brushed titanium case to “eliminate any undesirable glinting in the heat of action” along with the material’s lightness and overall muted color scheme all suggest a utility-focused design, with thankfully little bling. The flip side of titanium’s lightness, of course, is that it scratches easily. Though perhaps you, like Jerry Seinfeld, actually prefer your Breitling Replica Watches all scratched up…
The dial layout is dictated by the Breitling 13 caliber found in other Breitling chronograph watches – and if it immediately suggests an ETA Valjoux 7750 to you, maybe you spend too much time looking at watches. Indeed, this is a Breitling-modified 7750 that is chronometer certified: automatic, 4Hz, 42 hours of power reserve, quarter-second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour subdials, running seconds subdial, and the date. A tool Breitling Replica like this seems like a good home for a 7750, if ever there was one, because a tool watch should be simple, reliable, and not overly fancy. The solid caseback also features a useful conversion scale for the main units.
One more detail that drives home the Breitling Avenger Bandit’s cred as a durable professional tool is its 300m of water resistance. That’s pretty good for a chronograph that is not even trying to be a dive watch. The strap the Breitling Replica Watches comes on has an anthracite textile fiber exterior with rubber tread on the inside and a folding titanium clasp – and it certainly enhances the aesthetic.