Not one, but two Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut Replica watches have just been revealed. First, a watch that is actually over 60 years old and is on public display for the first time: The first Swiss wristwatch ever in space. Second, the new Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaut.
The new Navitimer Cosmonaute also uses a 24-hour dial. The in-house B02 movement, therefore, is geared for a full rotation of the hour hand every 24-hours. A mixture of indices and Arabic numerals is within the main dial.
The Cheap Breitling Replica three sub-dials break up the continuation of the digits in two-hour increments for the subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock and the minute and hour chronograph totalizers. At the 6 o’clock position is the date window with a matching black background and white printing.
The 24-hour display on that Navitimer was requested so that it would be redundant with the onboard clock – which, for obvious reasons, displayed time in what Americans call “military time” and we Europeans call “time.” Should onboard timekeeping break, the watch will still display time in a way that allows for seamless communication with mission control.
Breitling Navitimer B02 Chronograph 41 Cosmonaute
The date window is a contentious addition to the watch. While some Breitling Replica Watches Reviews references included the date window, most frequently at 4:30, the original Scott Carpenter Cosmonaute did not.
A little modernity is nothing terrible, after all. I find the 6 o’clock window placement within the hour totalizer sub-dial to be the least intrusive option. The hands and indices also have a vintage-hue luminosity to play on the heritage theme. The beige color also stands apart from the regular Navitimer, with its stark black and white contrast.
The tachymeter scale is absent from the High Quality Breitling Replica signature slide-rule bezel. While the original Navitimer references did not include the tachymeter, Carpenter also requested the removal of the logarithmic “C” scale. The logarithmic scale was redundant for space travel, reducing the clutter.
As this new Cosmonaute takes inspiration from the original watch, it also honors Carpenter’s request to remove the scale and the tachymeter. However, I must note that the latest Navitimer range also does not include a tachymeter scale.
Best Breitling Replica Watches perhaps intended to clean up the complex and claustrophobic slide-rule bezel before the Cosmonaute. Nevertheless, some did note the glaring omission of scale on the new Navi. Although, for the Cosmonaute and its history, it makes sense to maintain the relative clarity of the bezel.
Turning the watch over reveals the in-house B02 movement via the sapphire case-back, with stunning bridge engravings. The B02 is based on the B01 but instead has a manually winding mechanism with a 24-hour cycle. Yet, it preserves the 70-hour power reserve and relative slimness due to the lack of a rotor.
As you may glean, Breitling has scrutinized the past while making an appealing watch for today’s market. Adding to this is the protruding shape of the bezel. There’s a premium quality to the inertia and feel of the bezel, but it equates to a higher price in comparison to an all stainless steel watch.
The Breitling Navitimer B02 Cosmonaute Replica Swiss Movement Watch is on either a brushed/polished steel bracelet or on a black alligator leather strap. The 41mm stainless steel case with platinum bezel has a water resistance of 30 meters. This is in keeping with the standard Navitimer depth rating due to the rotatable sapphire crystal and bezel construction.