Aviator 8: Breitling grows a brain

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Aviator 8: Breitling grows a brain

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » October 18th 2019, 3:37pm

It is, once in a while, nice to see an idiotic release turn into something nice. And thus, have a nice thing or two to say of a company. I'm no Breitling fan. Not my cup of tea. Probably wouldn't get one even if I could. Still, it's nice to see how they're making their way out of the reputation of being the first choice of watch for a Russky nouveau riche.

Last year, they have released this:
https://deployant.com/review-breitling- ... ronograph/

Not that it was a bad-looking watch - it wasn't. Still, it had two big flaws. For one, it was nothing like a Navitimer, so the name was out of place. Second, it had a truly idiotic bezel. The thing was, by all means, fuck-useless. Why, the case was still better than that of an ordinary Navitimer, which sucks as far as waterproof cases go.

Now, however, they fixed both issues:
https://www.breitling.com/pl-en/watches/aviator-8/

The new bezel features a 12h scale, much like a Heuer (or TAG Heuer) Autavia. Not that it's useful, but no longer is it useless. At least it has something to mark 5-minute intervals now.

Also, they apparently got back to their senses, and renamed the entire collection.

Well, they still haven't fixed the bezels on the Unitime and the basic three-hand model, so part of the collection is still kind of ridiculous, but the key models got the much-needed modifications to the design.

So, it sucked cock, and now it doesn't. Or, if it still does, then at least it sucks less than before. That moves it from "blows" to "not half bad."
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Re: Aviator 8: Breitling grows a brain

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » October 21st 2019, 10:26am

bedlam wrote:
October 19th 2019, 2:09am
Sure, but the big issue is still how are they going to stop them being Breitlings?
Looks like that's what they're doing - changing what the brand is. Or at least they're trying.
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