When I hear the word ‘premier’, naturally the first thing I think of is Premier League football. The teams, the players, the goals, the history, the fact Arsenal might win the league despite Erling Haaland scoring 60 goals in a season – all of it.
The second thing that springs to mind, though, is a certain Swiss watchmaker’s delicious attempt to delineate functionality from pure aesthetics through its most premium watch collection – the cheap Breitling Premier replica watches. Premier Inn hotels is the third thing – but we digress.
Late March is always a big date in the horological diary where Swiss brands and otherwise release new 2023 UK Breitling fake watches into the wild, and once again this year Breitling gets things off to a strong start. Twelve months ago saw its aviation-inspired bestseller celebrate a major milestone as perfect replica Breitling watches did what we should all do when turning the big 7-0: hire a plane and fly its nearest and dearest over Switzerland while dropping some fresh hits (Navitimers in that instance).
This year signals another big landmark for the brand. Indeed, it’s 80 years since big Willy Breitling decided that maybe 1:1 top Breitling copy watches no longer just had to be wartime tools, and that instead (paraphrasing Breitling’s most optimistic thoughts) they could be objects of desire made of the finest materials available that look pretty while being useful.
The result from such thoughts back in 1943 was the AAA replica Breitling Premier watches, which is what the brand is going big on this year. With the exception of a limited heritage Premier collection in 2021 (clearly a testing-the-waters moment to gauge appetites for something bigger), the new releases represent the first time Breitling has wholeheartedly revisited this beauty of a chronograph – a style of watch the brand is arguably most associated with.
As Willy once put it, the wholesale super clone Breitling Premier watches is “an unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste”. But why revive it now? Well, ever since CEO Georges Kern – the man in Willy Breitling’s driving seat today – started, he’s made a beeline for preserving Mr Breitling’s “bold vision of combining the precision of a professional tool watch with the sophistication of a modern dress watch”. In Kern’s eyes, there is no better example of this than the Premier. “It embodies the hopeful energy that emerged in the postwar era, and we are proud to continue that tradition with a modern-retro version for our times,” he adds.
What makes the Premier a premium offering
The clues in the name but The Premier represents Swiss movements Breitling replica watches’ most premium option, and very much lives up to the Swiss watchmaking world’s uncompromising standards. Without going into too much detail, the new Premier B01 Chronograph 42mm houses a self-winding manufacture movement (Breitling’s own Caliber 01 provides an approximate 70-hour power reserve) that is elite level in the precision, reliability and functional stakes. We’re talking top of the Premier League (Erling Haaland is an ambassador so we would expect nothing less). On top of that, each piece has been through Marines-like training to ensure it meets the COSC certification for accuracy, which is -4 to +6 seconds per day, and is water resistant to 100m.
The six Breitling fake watches for sale have trimmer profiles than both the vintage designs and the 2021 versions, which is achieved primarily by a smoother fixed bezel but the dials are where these pieces really pop. The salmon is the most classic in our eyes and we’re big into the blue, green, black, and cream too all on stainless-steel models – making the Premier a particularly elegant proposition. There’s a kicker too, with Breitling also dropping an 18K red gold version feature on the cream dial. All come on either a leather strap or metal bracelet, and given these start from £7,200 (the gold on gold bracelet tops out at £32,500), it’s not difficult to argue that the new Premiers are in a league of their own when it comes to value for heritage, prestige and elite watchmaking. Put into context, top of the range Rolexes, Pateks or Omegas will set you back much more.
Top timers, too
We must also give a shoutout to Breitling’s other releases – a bevy of luxury replica Breitling Top Time chronograph watches to continue the fun it’s been having by collab-ing with a mix of classic car and contemporary motorbike manufacturers. “We are going after that sense of freedom and fun with the 1960s-inspired Top Time Classic Cars collection,” says Kern.
From Ford Thunderbird, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, Shelby Cobra to Deus Ex Machina, Triumph Motorcycles, take your pick from £6,250.