By Gary Bedrosian and Greg Bedrosian Beyond The Dial is pleased to welcome mathematician, aerospace enthusiast, and physicist, Gary Bedrosian, PhD to assist the watch enthusiast community with a deep dive into the slide rule instructions for the Breitling Navaitimer. Gary also happens to be my father and it was truly special to collaborate with… Read more »
The Skinny Dimensions: 43 x 14.2 x 49.1mm Material: Stainless Steel Water Resistance: 30m Movement: B01, In-house Self-winding Mechanical Chronograph Strap: Bracelet or Leather Strap 22/20mm Price: $9,350 (Bracelet) / $8,650 (Strap folding clasp) / $8,350 (Strap Tang-style) It’s iconic. It’s complicated. It’s the Breitling Navitimer. Without a doubt, the Navitimer is Breitling’s flagship model…. Read more »
Breitling might not be the first brand that you would consider when shopping for a sports watch with aquatic competence. Retailing at a price point that is similar to the Tudor Black Bay ($3,800 bracelet) and the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ($4,400 bracelet), the Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 has some serious competition. The often overlooked, the Superocean Automatic is worthy to be included in the conversation. Here’s why:
The Skinny Diameter: 42 mm Thickness: 9.9 mm Lug to lug: 44 mm Strap size: 20 mm Case: Steel and Bronze Bezel: Bidirectional non-ratcheting Movement: Breitling 10 (modified ETA 2892-A2) Water Resistance: 100 meters Price: $4,380 Why This Watch This may sound crazy, but the reason I wanted to review this 42 mm Breitling dive… Read more »
Green dials. That’s all anyone can talk about after Watches and Wonders 2021. Yes, dials are important. Small differences can make a big difference in the market for a watch because the dial is the first thing that you see. But ultimately, dial color choices are about fashion. Green is now the new blue which was the new black which was the new white.
The most obvious design feature on these watches is the slide rule bezel. While its layout is identical to the Breitling Navitimer’s, the Hamiltons feature more precise details, like markers to more easily calculate speed, distance and fuel usage.
The Skinny Diameter 42 mm Thickness 15.1 mm Movement B01 (in house column wheel vertical clutch automatic chronograph) Water resistance 200 m Price $8,100 in stainless steel How It Feels on the Wrist Listen, I’m a pretty low key guy. My daily beater is a 33 mm vintage inspired Hamilton on an aftermarket beads of rice… Read more »