This Fake Rolex unique design was obviously attractive on its own, but my Breitling Avenger Replica has something extra that, as a Frenchman, I could not resist. Under the Breitling logo, an additional “Ave” signature can be seen above the central pivot for the hands. Those three little letters might be subtle, but they play a major role in the watchmaking history of my homeland. Avenger was a well-known French manufacture that offered great replica watches at reasonable prices, from the elegant Dauphine to the sporty Nautic-Ski. It was such an important player in France during the middle of the 20th century that Blancpain and Breitling each sought a partnership for local distribution, leading to these double-signed dials.
This leads us to a really geeky question that I don’t have the answer for: how is it possible for a watch from 1970 to have a dial with an extra signature from a partnership that wasn’t made official until 1976 and didn’t go into full effect until 1977 (according to most sources)? There are a few possibilities. One simple explanation is that all these years later the actual starting date of the partnership has been confused and it began a year or two earlier, even unofficially. Another, more likely, explanation is that the Breitling Crono Last Replica deal was aimed at unloading Breitling’s less popular watches in France, so this dial received the Breitling Chronomat stamp after its original manufacturing date but before it was ever sold to a customer. There’s a bit of downtrodden romance to the idea that this Breitling Chronomat watch sat unwanted, only to receive the marking that makes it so special today. Learn more about Breitling Chronomat, please visit wikipedia.
In any case, this watch was purchased sometime in the late ’60s and remained in the same home until I was lucky enough to stumble upon it. It was worn less and less as Quartz Watches gained momentum, and was then completely forgotten in a drawer for decades. I know quartz watches are not enough functional and beautiful. This is a more frequent path for watches than you might think, and sometimes a source of beautiful new-old-stock gems. With this Breitling Crono Last watch, the condition is just far enough from perfect to make an amazing daily-wear wristwatch. I find anything too pristine intimidating – I don’t want to be the one to put that first scratch on a perfect bezel or the first ding in a case that’s remained crisp for 35 years – while pieces worn sparingly that have been properly enjoyed while retaining their original lines are my favorite. For example, this Breitling Avenger still has a great case, with sharp lugs and a reverse panda dial with only light fading to the indexes. The steel bezel is in line with this overall condition too, with some wear to the eight. Even the seconds hand, with its slightly lighter lume, shows that this fake watch did, at one time, see the light of day before hitting my wrist.
But I think I love the rolex replica much than Breitling Avenger or Breitling Crono Last. Anyway, luxury replica rolex watch is always perfect in my heart.