For decades, Breitling has ignited a variety of evocative names in the minds of watch enthusiasts around the world. Navigators, Super Ocean, Aerospace, Bentley and Benitling have all left their mark on the industry, but one of Breitling’s most famous mid-century product lines has been around for a long time. “Top Time” was one of Breitling’s most athletic, youth-oriented models of the 1960s, helping to shape the landscape of sports watches during a time of iconic design shifts. After years of dormancy, Replica Breitling Watches has now restored one of the Top Times’ most iconic references. In 2003, a new Breitling Top Limited Edition was released.
The stainless steel case is the largest, reaching a modern style of 41mm, robust and faithful to the original 1960s case. The plain, narrow bezel, simple straight lugs and high piston pushers are all here to keep the spirit of the Top Time Limited Edition firmly rooted in the original design. While this does apply formally to the “60’s”, the downside is that it is also very faithful in terms of water resistance. Replica Breitling Watches UK only rated this case at 30 meters, ensuring that this sports watch will only be used in dry weather.
What really allows Fake Breitling Watches classic style is the dial. The top limited edition revived the classic Ref. In 2003, it became known among collectors as the “Zorro dial”, which resembles a mask or, for obvious reasons, a “bow tie”. This stark, dramatic splash between black and white is a refreshing alternative to the traditional panda dial format, making the subdials stand out at first glance. Another way back in the 1960s was to use an external decimal scale rather than the more typical tachymeter or pulsation scale. Although not as dramatic or scenarioally useful as some of the others, the decision to keep the decimal point track maintains the beautiful visual symmetry of an already balanced dial. One way in which this new revival differs from the original setting, however, is the vivid use of red as an accent color. And reference. 2003 also features a red tone on both the central chronograph seconds hand and the 30-minute chronograph minute hand at 3 o’clock, and the Top Time Limited Edition features a bright red color on both the central hour and minute hands. It’s an intense color, but in just the right amount to allow the dial to suddenly appear on the wrist without overwhelming the viewer.
Breitling powers the Top Time Limited Edition with the Calibre 23 automatic chronograph movement based on the Valjoux 7753. In addition to its compact seconds hand and 30-minute chronograph, the movement features COSC-certified chronograph accuracy, a 48-hour power reserve and a smooth sweep of 28800 bph.
Breitling’s top limited edition watch with a textured brown suede leather strap in cocoa brown. The soft and textured finish would be at odds with the vintage feel of the case and dial, but the black tension strap would also be the ideal combination.
While the “Top Time Limited Edition” is an impressive sporting renaissance for Breitling, this watch could also serve as a test for Breitling’s new blockchain-based digital verification system. Each Top Time limited edition will be paired with a unique blockchain “digital passport” that can be used for everything from arranging warranty service online to digital identification of each watch. Owners can even sell their Top Time limited edition through a one-click blockchain trading system. It’s an interesting concept and time will tell if Breitling chooses to roll it out on a large scale.
Only 2,000 Breitling Top Time limited edition watches will be produced and are currently available online exclusively through Breitling’s e-commerce platform and can be purchased from authorized dealers upon request later this year.