You may have to brush up on your classics to fully appreciate the best quality fake Breitling Top Time Deus. The name is short for deus ex machina, the latin phrase that refers to the ancient Greek theatre ploy that involved using cranes or trapped doors to make actors playing gods appear on stage as if by magic. It literally means “god from the machine.” English Lit majors will recognize it as the definition of a plot device that appears out of nowhere to resolve the main conflict or mystery. It could be a new character, a device or an event. Remember War of The Worlds? Alien-killing bacteria is the deus ex machina there. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? A phoenix flies in to save the day by giving Harry the weapon that kills the monster.
Deus Ex Machina is also the name of an Australian company that designs motorcycles. Breitling clone partnered with the company to co-design the new Deus chronograph. “The Deus philosophy recalls an era before the various pursuits of fun – motorcycling, surfing, skateboarding, whatever – were marketed into fundamentalist factions. All are welcomed under the Deus roof,” explains founder Dare Jennings.
And there is more latin. The phrase “IN BENZIN VERTAS” is printed along the tachymeter scale on the upper periphery of the dial. It translates to “In petrol we trust,” a reminder that some things should not be left to chance. Running out of gas would certainly make for a gripping mid-adventure plot twist.The Top Time Deus is a nod to a 41 mm copy Breitling originally produced in the 1960s, launched “to serve the needs of young and active professionals.” The 41mm case is steel, and the back is engraved with the iconic Deus artwork of a retro-looking motorcyclist in full flight, designed by Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell. Breitling clone is now also the official timekeeper of the Deus Swank Rally – the epic motorcycle championship celebrating vintage bikes in locations around the world, including Italy, France, Australia and Bali.
The Swiss movement Breitling Top Time fake watch is a two-register chronograph with off-round, TV-screen shaped subdials with deep flanges. The white dial and black subdials are offset with orange chronograph seconds and chronograph minutes hands, along with yellow hour, minute and small seconds hands. The chronograph hand takes the shape of a lightning bolt, which may be a reference to the gods that appear on our behalf to change everything. It contains the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.
Breitling employs squads to help market product lines, and this one is supported by the Deus squad, members of which are also associated with Deus Ex Machina, the company. It includes California surfer and motorcycle enthusiast Forrest Minchinton, Hawaiian surfer Sierra Lerback and French motorcycle engineer and designer Jeremy Tagand. “It’s all about a life well-ridden, and if you can stop time while keeping time, all the better,” says Minchinton. The top quality copy Breitling Top Time Deus is a limited edition of 1,500, priced at $4,990.