What We Know
AAA perfect fake Breitling, fresh off of a string well-received fake watches last April during Watches & Wonders, is back for more as Geneva Watch Days gets under way. The newness is a trio of high-quality replica Breitling Top Time Chronograph watches which are part of a new capsule collection called the Classic Car Squad, which tracks with best replica Breitling’s Surf Squad, Cinema Squad, etc. Each watch takes the theme of a specific ’60s-era classic car: The early ’60s Shelby Cobra, the second-generation Corvette (circa 1963 to 1967), and the first-generation Ford Mustang (circa 1964 to 1969).
When we last saw the Top Time replica, it was a limited edition timepiece inspired by 1960s replica Breitling Top Time chronographs, taking styling cues from the era to create a mid-century synthesis of the line itself. With this new capsule collection, it’s clear that the Top Time has a direct connection to this decade, and the brand has taken it a step further with an overt connection to iconic classic cars.
Each watch has a distinctive dial color: Red for Corvette, blue for Shelby Cobra, and green for Mustang – each bearing a stamp of the car’s insignia. The Corvette and Mustang both feature a 42mm case size with a chronometer-certified movement inside – the Breitling Caliber 25, a self-winding 1/8th of a second chronograph movement with a power reserve of about 42 hours.
The Shelby Cobra shows off a smaller case size at 40mm, with its own COSC-certified movement – the Breitling Caliber 41, a self-winding 1/4th of a second chronograph movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
For $5,400 you get all the feelings of a vintage car (and maybe even a vintage watch) and none of the maintenance-related headaches.
What We Think
Well, for one, these AAA best fake watches are colorful. Not to mention the fact that one of them is green (it is still 2021, after all).
The Top Time replica is one of best fake Breitling’s best vintage-evocative lines and this capsule collection sort of puts that very concept on steroids. If it’s subtlety you’re after, look elsewhere. But I don’t mean that in a disparaging way. In fact, these pieces are exactly what they’re designed to be: a retro-forward celebration of mid-century cars and perfect replica watches UK.
If there’s one thing vintage watch lovers … well … love, it’s a double-stamped dial. They just don’t stamp ’em like they used to. On these three pieces, in addition to the perfect replica Breitling Top Time branding, we get old-school car branding by way of the Shelby Cobra cobra, the Corvette racing flags, and the Mustang mustang. I really think each of these look great on the dials, even if the concept is a bit heavy-handed.
Note the difference in the car branding placement depending on the case size of the watch. On the 42mm Mustang and Corvette, the stamp is placed near 12 o’clock, and on the Shelby Cobra it’s down near six o’clock. But that’s not all that’s different.
Functionally speaking, as evidenced by the varying dial layouts, the 40mm and 42mm variants function differently due to the different movements used. The 40mm Shelby Cobra features only two sub registers displaying running seconds and a thirty-minute totalizer, while the 42mm option is a three-register chrono display.
The brightly colored dials are bolstered by contrasting color schemes on the outer track, as well as an engraving of the car insignia on the closed caseback. Each watch comes fitted to a leather racing-style strap.