Replica Breitling Aviator 8 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk AB01192A1L1X1 Watch

The Case

43mm stainless steel case. Polished stainless steel crown & buttons. Brushed & polished bi-directional rotating bezel.

The Dial

Military green dial & silver sub-dials. Luminous Arabic numeral & triangle hour markers. Fine printed minutes/seconds & fraction-of-a-second track. Luminous filled hour & minutes hands. Small running seconds sub-dial located at the 9 o’clock position. Date window located between the 4 & 5 o’clock positions.

The Movement

Automatic, fabric strap.

Replica Breitling Aviator 8, launched in early 2018 as the Navitimer 8, the collection has since transitioned to become the Aviator 8, albeit without making much of a stir. The phrase “back to the cockpit” heralded the beginning of Georges Kern’s tenure as Breitling CEO in 2017. His aim was to revisit and reinvent Breitling’s first steps in the world of aviation. As early as the 1930s, Breitling produced cockpit instruments for airplanes, long before the first Navitimer with its famous slide rule came on the market in 1952, so it was surprising that the new line was called Navitimer (now “8”) and omitted the model’s characteristic slide rule. And the Navitimer 8 was supposed to be telling the part of Breitling’s pilots’ watch history that existed before the Navitimer. That’s why the Navitimer 8 features a number of elements from Breitling watches produced in the 1930s and ‘40s, like a rotating bezel.