In the 1960s, whether it was riding a motorcycle or driving a sports car, the fast pace of life was the mainstream at that time. Willy Breitling, the founder of the third generation, felt this change in rhythm and began to design an unusual chronograph, which he called ‘Top Time‘. As one of the best-selling series in 2021, the Breitling Top Time series has been a big success. More replica Breitling Top Time watches.
From the very beginning, everything about the Breitling Top Time collection revolved around sports, and it quickly became the darling of car enthusiasts and fashionistas alike. One of the first timepieces to be coveted by both men and women, its bold graphic design swept magazines and screens—even the world’s favorite spy, James Bond, wore one while filming the film Thunderball in 1965. A new version of the timepiece. Breitling continues this tradition to this day, collaborating with some cool car brands to create the Top Time series design style – such as: motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina and Triumph Motorcycles, car brand Ford Thunderbird and Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette and Shelby Cobra.
Breitling Top Time Deus
Co-designed with Australian lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina, the custom motorcycle and surf outfitter, the Breitling Top Time Deus is a nod to Breitling’s original 1960s watch and a true tribute to the nomad spirit. Originally launched in the 1960s, the Top Time had a clear mission: to suit the needs of “the young and active professionals” with a range of “ultra-modern chronographs”. The sports watch appealed not only to that demographic, but also to those attracted by its bold lines. The Top Time Deus will appeal to bikers, boarders and backpackers, all looking for the freedom to explore the world their own way, at their own pace. Featuring a 41-millimetre stainless-steel case matched to a brown racing-themed calfskin leather strap, the Top Time Deus features yellow and orange details, a lightning-bolt-shaped chronograph hand on top of squircle-shaped chronograph counters, Deus’ adage “In benzin veritas” and a retro-looking motorcyclist in rally racer mode – by Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell – engraved on the caseback.
Breitling Top Time B01 Shelby Cobra
In the early 1960s, the Le Mans winner Carrol Shelby imagined a car that matched a small, light British-style chassis to a strong, reliable American big-block engine. When it was introduced in 1962, the Cobra met with instant success, both among sportscar fans and on the racing circuit. It remains blisteringly fast and cherished by collectors to this day. The Breitling Top Time B01 Shelby Cobra features the colors and emblem of its classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges. Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01.
Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird was first unveiled at the 1954 Detroit auto show. It was touted as a fun-to-drive cabriolet that made its presence felt with its luxurious design, solid build and dramatic tailfin. The Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird features the colors and emblem of its classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges.
Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Mustang
The first-generation Ford Mustang, produced from 1964 to 1974, became the car of choice for hitting the road in hip 1960s America. This living legend is still in production, but car buffs know that the coolest of all were those very first models that captured the freewheeling spirit of the sixties. The Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Mustang features the colors and emblem of its classic-car counterpart as well as a perforated leather racing strap, speed-measuring tachymeter scale and contrasting “squircle” (not quite square, not quite round) subdials that give the feel of vintage dashboard gauges.
Breitling Top Time Triumph
Like Triumph, the Breitling Top Time has both insider and outsider appeal. The watch and that striking Zorro dial have their place in horological history as a daring 1960s creation for the hip, Swinging Sixties crowd. These coinciding histories mean that both Breitling and Triumph should attract attention and new audiences – which ultimately is what all these collabs are about. Indeed, it seems already on-track: all 50 of the Triumph Twin Speed motorcycles allocated for the UK market were snapped up within 12 minutes of the partnership going live last week with buyers no doubt keen to engrave their matching Breitlings with their bike’s unique number. But hype aside, this watch hands-down is a real looker. That ice-blue dial of Breitling Top Time Triumph is truly beautiful and instantly grabs attention, and especially pops against the contrasting black tachymeter scale, black subdials, black logos and black perforated leather strap. The “squircle” counters and oversized mushroom pushers channel the ongoing craze for 1960s watches and all that retro geometry. More replica Breitling watches.