The inspiration has created a blue that’s somewhere between midnight and petrol on the dial of the new fake Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue watch by the Granges-based brand (in the Swiss Soleure canton).
There’s a quartet of hands in the centre of the blue dial framed by an ivory chapter ring: wide, silver and luminescent for local time and minutes; metallic and red-tipped for 24-hour local time; all red for the chronograph seconds. The current seconds tick down in one of three hollowed blue counters at 9 whilst the chronograph counters lie at 3 and 6 (minutes and hours respectively).
There are just 1000 of the chunky limited edition chronograph available making it even more precious to the brand’s fans. Its sporty version comes with a tone-on-tone blue rubber strap whose grooves bring to mind a plane’s landing gear.Aurora may sound poetic but it’s actually inspired by a stealth reconnaissance plane produced by the US in the 1980s.
The 48mm steel case is topped by a rotating bezel and houses the in-house self-winding Breitling B04 calibre. The powerful high-frequency movement is COSC-certified and fuels both the aforementioned functions and the 70-hour power reserve.
The low-key date appears in a white-on-blue display at 4.30. Now you know, it makes total sense since Swiss-made fake Breitling is the contemporary pilot watch specialist due in part to the aviation slide rule around its models.