Not long ago, the best-selling luxury men's watch in the world was the Rolex Datejust 36mm. Not so long ago, the best-selling men's watch in the UK was the manual-winding Smiths Deluxe, which was only 33mm. Just in the last decade, the biggest is the best in fashion in the luxury watch industry. So much so that most luxury brands are producing some outrageous behemoths, and even Rolex and Patek Philippe, the absolute backbone of elegance, have to admit and produce larger versions of classic timepieces.
Fifteen years ago, the 33.2mm split-seconds watch was Patek Philippe's flagship model at Baselworld.
At Baselworld 2019, Patek Philippe's show-stopper was the 42.2mm alarm travel time. 9mm might not sound like much, but it's a nearly 25% increase.
Patek Philippe's creation of a 42.2mm timepiece is a sign of the times
So it’s no surprise that Breitling decided to create a 35mm timepiece for fairer women. It's a gamble, however, as the Aviation Chrono Collection has been a gentleman's best fake watches since its release in 1952.
Don't get me wrong, I love seeing Navitimers on women's wrists. Especially if that lady is brand ambassador Charlize Theron.
This is due to the inherent elegance of the design. And, simply put, why they shouldn't. A 35mm diameter watch will still look good on a men's wrist. As a fan and collector of watches, I inevitably own some vintage pieces. They are only 33mm in diameter. One of them was indeed the Smiths Deluxe in 1953, the same year Sir Edmund Hilary first conquered Mount Everest. It looks small. However, it doesn't look ridiculous. I love wearing it for its retro simplicity and historical relevance.
Therefore, any women's watch released today with a diameter of 35 mm must be beautiful, flexible in tailoring, refined and eye-catching, from AGM to grill. For all this and more, I present to you the all-new Navitimer 35.
Three different versions of the 35mm case have been created. All steel, steel and 18ct red gold and all 18ct red gold. Four steel dials are available: silver (gold hands), blue and bronze (both rhodium-plated hands) and mother-of-pearl (MOP) with diamond-dot indexes. The bimetallic and full gold versions are only available with the MOP and diamond dot dials. All will be available on a matching Navitimer bracelet or alligator strap with push-button folding clasp or tang clasp. Prices range from £3,350 for the steel version with tang buckle to £23,950 for the full gold case and bracelet with MOP/diamond dot dial. This information was correct at the time of publication in April 2020. I guarantee this information will be welcome and assume Breitling will introduce more options in the future.replica Chopard L.U.C Watches
The elegantly sculpted lugs of the Navitimer case easily convert to a women's 35mm case. The historically relevant rice bead bezel is a smart alternative to the coin edge of the standard Navitimer bezel, as this removes the practicality of the Pilot's Navitimer and adds the required elegance to the Navitimer 35. The bezel resembles the usual machine for a piece of jewelry.
All movements and dimensions are the same throughout the range:
The movement is Breitling's self-winding Calibre 17, which is based on the proven ETA movement, completely stripped and reworked to chronometer precision. Running at 28,800 vph, this robust and reliable movement has 25 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve.
The 35mm diameter, 9.92mm thick surgical-grade stainless steel case is water-resistant to 30 meters. The glass is highly scratch-resistant sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. The crown is non-screwed for ease of operation when winding and setting the time. The solid case back is screwed on.
Unlike the Men's and Women's Navitimer 38 replica luxury watches, there is no date display. I'm sure Breitling did some kind of due diligence on this in consumer research, but I'm baffled because the date window on the similar Navitimer 38 and 41 is discretely placed at 6 o'clock, thus maintaining perfect symmetry.
Breitling recently removed the Colt Lady from their catalog, leaving only the Galactic 29 as a timepiece designed for women. At Andrew Michaels Jewellers, the Colt Lady has been our own bestseller. Therefore, any replacement must excel in style, sophistication, and performance. Enter the Navitimer 35 with confidence and grace. It's not necessarily the antithesis of the Galaxy 29, but it does offer a larger, more purposeful design.
The aesthetics of a luxury watch must be sensual. This is most important for women's watches. I realize I'm going to generalize here, so I apologize in advance: the females of this species are primarily concerned with the appearance of the watch. Male buyers usually do their homework before buying expensive timepieces. They buy the history of the brand, or even a specific timepiece, before buying the watch itself. Aesthetics are important to those of us, but we'll mostly rely on the "feel" of the watch, which is a fusion of more details to covet our choice of timekeepers. Ladies will rely on their style and sophistication to know that a particular watch will give them the most pleasure. Thankfully, Breitling has adopted an iconic and practical aviation timepiece,Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino
The decision to redesign one of the most iconic men's watches as a women's watch will always be polarizing among fans. For some, it may dilute the individualistic character of aviation timekeeping. Others, however, might see an opportunity to get their wives to take on one of their favorite models and finally make them understand the reason for all the fuss. Finally, of course, you may be a fairly sophisticated lady who aspires to have a watch that's beautiful enough to dress up, practical enough to wear it, and comes from the pedigree of the manufacturer and the watch, both of which are exemplary, excellent builds quality and reliability.
The only real problem with the Navitimer 35 is that there will be some gentlemen who might be jealous of their partner's gorgeous new timepiece.
It is difficult for me to objectively evaluate women's watches. I know this is the prettiest version of the absolute icon, but the watch wasn't designed for me. So I'll leave my last words to my long-suffering wife, the most watch-conscious person you'll ever meet. When she first saw the Navitimer 35, she said "oh, I love that". For someone who stubbornly refuses to know what the whole luxury high quality replica watches
collection is like (I know, absolutely crazy, right?), that's a high compliment indeed. So gentlemen, if you want to please this lady in your life, it must come from the most unlikely criticism.