The design of the new Replique Breitling pilot watch collection refers not only to the manufacture's archive models, but also to four iconic aircraft in the history of aviation.Replique Breitling's relationship with aviation is indisputable, and probably even more obvious for many replica watches enthusiasts and collectors than that of diving or automobiles. Over its history, the company has built many iconic “pilot” watches, including the very distinctive Navitimer. However, before this watch appeared on aviation wrists (and not only), Breitling had already made several other models. In 1953, “Co-Pilot” Ref. Now, slightly more modern Breitling fans – especially in terms of dimensions – should be delighted.
Super AVI is much like the aforementioned re-release on steroids. The steel or gold case measures a substantial 46mm in diameter, up to 15.9mm thick, a large crown and "pump-pusher" buttons on the right, a sapphire caseback and sapphire crystal front, set in a rotating bezel with a 12 o'clock scale. There are 5 references in total, and additional inspiration for the project were four iconic aircraft: P-51 Mustang, Vought F4U Corasir, Curtis P-40 Warhawk and de Haviland Mosquito. Inspiration, of course, figuratively, as it boils down to attempts to stylistically refer to these blueprints in the form of shield details.
Closed under sapphire crystal, depending on the version, the dial is black (P-51 Mustang), navy blue (Vought F4U Corasir), green with white dials (Curtis P-40 Warhawk), black with white totalizers (de Haviland Mosquito) and dark gray with black dials (P-51 Mustang). In addition to the arrangement of three sub-dials with a 30-minute and 12-hour timer and a small seconds, the dial is also composed of a date display at 6 o'clock. 6, Arabic hour markers and four center-mounted hands. One of them, terminated by a red arrowhead, allows breitling replica the second time zone (GMT) to be read from the 24-hour scale surrounding the dial. The Super AVI engine is an automatic manufacture caliber B04, with a 70-hour power reserve. The Werk has a 4Hz pendulum and the stopwatch is operated by a column wheel and a vertical clutch to ensure smooth operation. This can be admired through the caseback, which is additionally decorated with the silhouette of the selected aircraft. Replica Breitling pairs each of the Super AVI models with a matching leather strap with a butterfly snap clasp. You will have to pay PLN 42,240 for 3 steel versions with a steel bezel. The model with a black ceramic bezel costs PLN 42,680 and the 18 kt rose gold variant costs PLN 98,560.