Best Dive Breitling Replica Watches Brands You Don’t Know About

To someone who’s not all that interested in dive Breitling replica watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you’re always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have several options: you can go vintage, stick with the classics from established brands, or maybe even consider some of the many alternatives out there from start-up, re-launched, and boutique dive Replica Breitling Emergency watches brands.

For those interested in the third option, we have put together a list of dive Breitling replica watches from lesser known brands (in alphabetical order) that we feel are worth checking out, covering a wide range of prices and specs.

Aegir Instruments
In 2007, Australian diver Todd Caldwell started to bring his vision of the perfect dive watch to life. The result is 42-mm in case diameter, water-resistant to 701 meters, and can be ordered with a rotating (CD-2) or fixed bezel (CD-1). A nice feature: the watch is powered by a Soprod A10 movement. Prices start at $1,600.

Aegir Instruments watch

Aquadive
A legendary cheap dive replica Breitling Montbrillant watch brand from the past returned in 2011, using the same case as the legendary “Bathyscaphe” model from the 1970s (but not its depth-meter functionality). There are 43-mm and 47-mm models available, both with up to 3,000 meters of water resistance, with different functions and movements, and there are even some new old stock (NOS) models available. Prices start at $990.

Aquadive Bathyscaphe 300

Germano & Walter
For the last 10 years, Pietro Germano and Alexander Walter have been offering vintage-inspired watches in small numbers out of Germany. The current model T~500 is available with either an ETA 2892 or a NOS 2472, and the bezel can be locked with a second crown at 4 o’clock. Prices start at 3,700 euros.

Germano Walter T-500

H2O/Helberg
These two German brands (introduced in 2011 and 2013) from Clemens Helberg offer endless possibilities for personalization, and the Orca model even allows the owner to swap the case after the configuration (remember the Aquatique from Japy?). Prices start at 500 euros and the best Replica Navitimer Watches’ maximum water resistance is an impressive 6,000 meters.

Helberg CH1 SS1

Pita
In 2005, this Spanish AHCI member presented a rather unusual dive fake Breitling watch powered by a base caliber from ETA: The up-to-5,000 meter water-resistant Oceana doesn’t need a crown, since it is operated via its caseback. Prices start at 4,575 euros.

Pita Oceana DLC

Breitling Replica Watch Saves Hunter’s Life

The transmitter in a Breitling Replica Emergency watch recently saved the life of a stranded hunter in Alaska. On August 15, Mark Spencer was hunting grizzly bears about 120 miles northeast of Anchorage when he became stuck in the wilderness along Susitna River in the heart of the infamous Alaska Range. Unable to navigate the hazardous rapids of the Susitna River, his float-hunting party had diverted the course of their boat to the Tyone River, which proved too shallow for their vessel. Spencer left his group and went searching for help on the glaciated Susitna River and struck a shoal tearing a hole in the vessel, sinking it in the icy waters. He had spent more than 48 hours struggling for his life in the Alaskan Backcountry.

The Breitling Emergency watch is designed with a micro-transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency. The transmitter is activated by unscrewing a Breitling Replica Bentley protective cap and extending a short antenna. The signal can be heard for about 100 miles and will broadcast for 48 hours. After Spencer activated the transmitter on the timepiece, a rescue crew was able to pinpoint his exact location and lift him to safety by helicopter after they picked up the distress signal. By contrast, his hand-held Personal Locator Beacon device was incorrectly pointing the search team to a location 4 miles away.

John Travolta and the North American X-15: two flying legends in the Breitling Replica sky

Global star, seasoned pilot and aviation aficionado, John Travolta has been flying the Breitling Replica Emergency banner for more than 10 years.

For the new 2015 campaign advertisement, the privileged partner of aeronautics professionals depicts him alongside another flying legend, the North American X-15, exceptionally loaned by the Air Force Flight Test Museum from its base at Edwards, California. During the 1960s, this experimental rocket-plane made nearly 200 flights, pushing the limits of aeronautics and opening the door to space, notably by setting two historical records: one for altitude in 1963, at 107,960 m, and the other for speed, at 7274 km/h (Mach 6.7). The photos for this new visual co-starring Travolta and the legendary X-15 were shot in California, on the runway of the famous Mojave Air and Space Port. They are a vivid tribute to the conquest of the skies, a grand adventure with which Breitling Replica Navitimer is closely linked through its reliable, accurate and innovative instruments.

New Limited-Edition Breitling Replica Navitimer Watch Supports Honor Flight Network

Pilot-watch specialist Breitling Replica Chronospace UK has partnered with the non-profit Honor Flight Network, which flies World War II veterans to the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, DC, to release a limited-edition Breitling watch with proceeds going to the organization. I spoke with Breitling USA president Thierry Prissert at the watch’s post-Veterans’ Day launch event at the brand’s New York City boutique.

According to Prissert, Breitling’s involvement with Honor Flight began when one of the company’s national sales directors saw the documentary film, “Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” at a film festival in Naples. The movie, which depicted the effort by the group’s Wisconsin chapter to send four retired war veterans to the WWII memorial in Washington, brought national attention to the organization and inspired Prissert, a Frenchman, to get involved after seeing it. “We are a European company, and I can relate to what World War II is about,” Prissert said. “I might not be here if it weren’t for the young Americans who died on the beaches of Normandy to save us from tyranny. This was a chance to honor an amazing generation of men and women who are, perhaps, not honored enough. According to the Veterans’ Administration, 650 World War II veterans are dying every day. They are between 92 and 100 years old. So I believe it is time to help. With the historical and aviation connections, I believe it is exactly the type of thing Breitling should be involved with.”

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Front

After initially contributing $150,000 to Honor Flight Network, a contribution that enabled nearly 300 veterans from San Diego and Wisconsin to fly to the Washington, DC memorial, Breitling Replica Emergency set out to create a limited-edition watch whose proceeds would support the charity. Prissert says that choosing the Navitimer as the model was an easy decision. “Obviously, we have lots of watches designed for pilots, but the one truly legendary Breitling pilots’ watch is the Navitimer,” he said. “Developed in 1952 and still in the collection, taken by Scott Carpenter into space, it’s one of the stars in our collection.”

The Breitling Navitimer 01 Honor Flight limited edition is distinguished by its blue dial with the Honor Flight logo below 12 o’clock and its engaved caseback, which depicts a “wreath and bracket” from the World War II memorial in Washington, DC, designed by artist Raymond Kasky. The memorial is composed of 56 of these pillars — one representing each of the 50 U.S. states and six U.S. territories that took part in World War II. Appropriately, the watch is also limited to 56 pieces. Each watch’s caseback is engraved with the name of a state or territory, a series number, and the inscription “Honor Flight – One Last Mission.” Each watch is thus a unique piece, in addition to being part of an extremely small production run.

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Caseback

Like other modern Breitling Navitimer 01 watches, this one contains Breitling’s in-house Caliber B01, a mechanical chronograph movement that has also received COSC chronometer certification. It also carries Breitling’s five-year warranty.

One of these new Replica Breitling Montbrillant watches, the one representing Wisconsin, was set aside for auction, raising $13,500 for Honor Flight Network. The rest, which were officially unveiled at Breitling’s New York boutique on November 12, will be available only in Breitling’s United States boutiques — there are four, in New York, Orlando, Miami, and Las Vegas — at a retail price of $9,020. Prissert acknowledged that these rare and distinctively American timpieces could eventually fetch even higher prices on the secondary market.

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Side