Best Men's Replica Bentley Breitling Sale
Ever since Georges Kern took over the reins of Replica Bentley Breitling in 2017, the aviation brand has been moving with seemingly impossible speed and near irrepressible energy. And one of the key focal points Breitling incredibly rich archive of historical models.
Not only are these archives informing new models, but they are also being recreated, in a painstakingly authentic way. In March of 2019, the brand gave us the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition. And now, the latest example, as announced by Mr Kern himself on his personal Instagram, is the Breitling 765 AVI 1953 Re-Edition.
The watch will be released in three versions steel at 7900 CHF (released in March), rose gold at 21,000 CHF (released in May) and platinum at 39,000 CHF (released in June). The watch is powered by an in-house manual winding Calibre B09 (based on the B01) and has again been developed with Breitling collector and collaborator, Fred Mandelbaum (AKA @watchfred). We asked Mr Mandelbaum about the significance of this watch, he replied: the importance for Breitling and others was that it defined a style of pilots chronograph that everyone followed for decades.
In fact, this watch, with its solid metal bezel with a 12-hour scale is based upon a 1953 Mark 1 model seen on Freds feed, with a distinctive subdial text, Mandelbaum is proud to point out the 15-minute sub dial (at three oclock), which required modification of the movement specifically for this project, a detail many manufacturers would not bother with.
This particular historic watch appears to have been a watch worn by British racing engineer and driver Ken Miles, recently played by Christian Bale in the film Ford v Ferrari. Its undeniably a good-looking watch, but what is an AVI 765, and where did it come from?
Well, like many great chronographs, the AVI 765 was born out of the needs of the military, in this case, the needs of French pilots. It offered a cleaner display than their already-existing Navitimer but lacked a flyback function. In the end, the French didnt go for Breitlings design, so the brand eventually released it as a civilian model in 1964 as the Co-Pilot.
And as for the material specifications well, thats not too hard to guess. The watch follows the formula of the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition, the specs are therefore identical to the 19563 model, from the 41.1mm case down to the hesalite crystal. Breitling proving once again that theyve got heritage on a mission.