Being a watch industry PR is a tough old job. OK, so you’re not down a mine or getting shot at, but being piggy-in-the-middle between your client and journalists can be frustrating as hell. So it’s good to see an up-side for once. Swiss made fake Breitling’s agency (let’s hope Breitling replica didn’t save all this for themselves) had to find a Corvette Stingray, a ShelbyCobra and a Ford Mustang and then rag them around a series of rather lovely locations for the new Top Time replica watches launch video. Lots of takes and re-takes needed, one imagines; it must have been some shoot. Clearly, the W&W team would have been there like a rat up a pipe to help out, but our invitations must have got lost in the post. But do the AAA perfect replica watches live up to the seriously petrolheaded launch?
UK perfect fake Breitling haven’t really done a great deal to capitalise on their motorsport background, apart from their work with Bentley, preferring to focus on aviation. And it’s bizarre that it’s so difficult to make a good ‘car’ watch. There have been some utter horrors over the years as makers try to partner with car companies, often on the flimsiest of pretexts. So AAA high-quality Breitling replica have a job of work to do here, especially with a hallowed watch like the AAA high-quality fake Breitling Top Time.
There’s real heritage to draw on, though. Not only did Léon Breitling apply for a patent for a chronograph designed specifically to measure racing cars’ speeds back in the early years of the twentieth century, but the Swiss police later used a excellent fake Breitling to issue the country’s first speeding ticket. Probably the less said about that, the better. But F1 driving ace Jim Clark wore a couple of Breitling fake watches (a Navitimer replica and a Swiss made fake Breitling Top Time ref. 810 manual-winder), Graham Hill had a Navi and, bluntly, pedigree doesn’t come much better than that.
The new fake watches are rather more colourful than either Clark’s two-tone Top Time replica or Hill’s Navitimer, featuring a dial colour to match the car each nominally represents. That’s red for the Corvette (ok, who at Breitling replica is channeling Prince?), blue and white for the Cobra (think the characteristic blue/white striped bonnet) and green for the Mustang. Just in case you miss the references, the dials also carry the car makers’ logos. They’re pretty subtle though, not overpowering or in your face.
Mechanically, the Corvette and Mustang are identical apart from the dials and straps, both powered by cal. 25 movements with the AC, appropriately, doing its own thing with the cal. 41. Both the cal. 25 and cal. 41 have their origins in the ETA 2892 and are none the worse for it. It’s a robust, reliable movement and you’ll find spares a lot more easily (and cheaply) than for a Shelby Cobra. All the movements are COSC-rated and beat at a pretty much standard 28,800vph with 42 hours of power reserve should you decide to take an extended nap on the back seat.
The ‘Vette and Mustang also share a case; 42mm in diameter and 13.65mm deep. In common with the original Top Time replica from the 1960s, the caseback is a snap, rather than screw-on design. Each of the best replica watches is still rated to 100m of water resistance though; plenty for everyday life.
The Corvette’s red dial gets offset with a black tachymeter scale around the bezel and black recessed subdials for the 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalisers with circular graining on each. The 1/8th of a second chronograph runs centrally and you read it from the dial’s inner edge. The Mustang follows the same format but with a racing green dial and black tachymeter. There’s some colour to lift the tachy scales though, with the 100-600 markings in orange, the 600-400 in yellow with the remainder in white. The recessing and graining adds some proper depth to the subdials.
The Shelby is a little different although it is, like the other two Swiss made fake watches, a monocompax with a single chrono function. It uses a 1/4th of a second chronograph running centrally with a 30-minute totaliser at 3 o’clock. With the AC, the blue dial contrasts with the white tachymeter scale on the bezel. Rather than orange-yellow-white, this one goes red, blue, black and the Cobra logo takes the place of the 6 hour subdial. It has its own case, slightly smaller at 40mm (closer to the original fake Breitling Top Time’s 38mm diameter) and a little thinner at 13.3mm.
Each watch uses Super-LumiNova for the dial indexes as well as their hour and minute hands. Given the brightness of SL, you won’t have any problem reading the time at night.
All three high-quality replica watches, despite carrying a fair amount of information on their dials, are easy to read at a glance, helped by those contrasting subdials and lume-infilled baton hands. Each subdial has a different colour for its hand too; blue and red on the Cobra, orange, silver and yellow for the Mustang and orange, yellow and white for the Corvette.
There’s no bracelet option, instead a brown or black rallye strap. As high-quality replica Breitling use some of the best straps in the business, this is absolutely no hardship. And leather won’t scratch your paintwork, should you leave your best UK sale fake Breitling Top Time on for a bit of bodywork polishing.
So, are the three perfect replica watches worth the $5,500 asking price? There’s plenty of competition for your money at this level with the TAG Heuer’s Carrera chronograph, IWC’s Pilot Chrono and you could even pick up a Speedmaster. The links to Corvette, Shelby and the Mustang will certainly sway the deal for some buyers, but the perfect Breitling fake watches happily stand on their own merits even without their automotive associations.