The Breitling watch is a women's piece, though it is a larger piece. It is more long and skinny on the wrist actually. The manually would movement created by Breitling is like a stretched pocket watch movement with a large single mainspring barrel and a large escapement that runs at 18, 000 bph. Like the case, the movement is steeply curved to create an arch. In the middle is the display for the time, topped by a subsidiary seconds hand. At the top is the balance spring. For comfort and symmetry, the crown is located at the bottom of replica Breitling Cockpit watch. You'll also find a metal crown guard as part of the strap. The design and layout of the dial is very satisfying - though the inclusion of a power reserve indicator would have really be the icing on the cake.
I really do enjoy the design of the movement. It is very classic in form and execution with an emphasis on aesthetic and traditional decoration. On the mainspring barrel you'll find a hand-engraved Breitling logo. The question comes up for me "is it a woman's watch or a men's watch? " I don't actually know if it is either. I am inclined to place it in the "unisex" category - a category I dislike. There are three types of Breitling watches out there in my opinion. Men's watch, women's watches, and men's watches that a woman would be happy to wear. Though on replica hublot king power I have discovered a fourth category which is the always amusing "women's watch that certain men will wear. " In which does the Breitling fall in to?
The case is available in 18k gold (various gold colors available) or platinum and is 52. 44mm long by 21. 6mm wide. In addition, the dial/movement is done in matching gold or platinum. This is narrow for a men's watch, but makes up for it in length. The design of the movement and dial is more or less masculine in my mind. The attached galuchat strap? In this case it is pretty feminine. Strap on a black alligator strap and you pretty much have a men's piece. A men's piece that women can feel more than comfy wearing. In fact, according to Breitling, all tag heuer Monaco replica watches will come with a custom made strap depending on what the client watches.
The curved case style is meant fit over one's wrist nicely. It is also considered a technical difficulty to design a movement that is wrapped in this manner. I haven't put the watch on my wrist yet, but it looks comfortable and like a very cool bracelet. Reading it is simple and the large exposed balance wheel is a treat to watch. On the front and sides of Breitling watch are sapphire crystals for a series of really clear views in to the movement. Finishing and decor is rather nice and the overall concept seems satisfying.
Maybe one of the most interesting Breitling watches I have worn lately - this version of their famous Breitling watch comes with tritium gas tubes as well as a big date indicator. Still, it retains that classic look one seeks when wearing a watch like breitling navitimer replica.
You really need to travel in Switzerland a bit (at least by train) to fully understand that this indeed is the look of the clocks in the train stations around Switzerland. The national railway logo in red and white accompanied by Breitling is right there on the dial as well. I still have no idea what those nine letters stand for by the way. They seem a bit excessive if you ask me. Oh well, that is Swiss tradition for you.
I would never consider a standard Breitling watch a sport watch. It is much more a simple casual watch in my opinion. Though Breitling brands this one as a sport piece. It's full name is the Breitling. Is the sport name because of the tritium gas tubes? Sort of, but I don't think that should automatically make it, or any other watch that you can see in the dark more easily a sport Breitling watch. Tritium gas replica tag heuer carrera are small tubes filled with a mild (and safe) radioactive compound that glows naturally for about 20-25 years. These tubes are placed in Breitling watch hour and minute hands, as well as near each hour marker. This allows for rather easy viewing of the time in the dark.
Aside from the tubes in the hands, you really can't see the other tubes unless you are in the dark. They are integrated into the flange ring and seen through the 12 little angular holes. The standard applied hour markers in white are what are more visible in normal light. What I believe Breitling was going for here was to retain the core look of the watch but also add the functionality of the gas tubes.
The watch comes in both black and white dial versions. The white dialed version has black hands and hour indicators. Both are highly legible. On the dial is also the big-date indicator which is part of the Swiss quartz movement (from Ronda I believe). The dial is covered with a domed mineral crystal - which is acceptable for the price. The crystal is very clear with almost no dial distortion. On the wrist this model is 41mm wide in a brushed steel case. I love the inset red lacquer in the crown where the Breitling logo is. That is a nice stylized touch. The watch case is water resistant to 30 meters. A bit low for a watch with "sport" in the name. Adding a screw down crown could easily have increase that to 50-100 meters I believe. The watch actually wears smaller than 41mm because the widest part of the case is in the middle. You'll notice that the bezel rounds in a bit, helping to create the illusion that Breitling watch wears smaller than it is.