Breitling Avenger Skyland


You have surely heard of the Breitling Avenger Skyland watch, a true instrument for professionals that was manufactured by Breitling between 2007 and 2009. After 2010, due to its huge success, the Avenger Skyland was renamed Avenger and it now represents the face of one of the most popular Breitling series: Breitling Avenger. This is a watch line designed to provide boldness, extreme precision and high performances.

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The Breitling Avenger Skyland is the core of the Avenger models and this iconic design comes in several dial colors, such as black, blue and gray, it has distinctive stencil-type numerals as hour markers and it is paired up with a rubber, leather or metallic bracelet. The original watch is equipped with a Caliber 13 movement, and has a stainless steel case that measures 43 mm. Furthermore, the Avenger Skyland has a 42 hours power reserve; it is water resistance to 300 meters and features the unique Avenger unidirectional brushed bezel.

If you love this model and you were considering buying a replica of it then there are a few important things you should know about the particularities of its design before you submit your purchase- especially, if you are ordering it online. Everything you need to know about identifying an exact replica of the Breitling Avenger Skyland is presented below.

As you can see from the pictures, the Avenger Skyland has a very unique dial, one that isn’t that simple to replicate. The most difficult thing about copying the design of this watch is the stencil-type numerals used as hour markers. These are very pronounced digits made of stainless steel with a unique shape and- except the numerals for 1 and 11 o’clock- all numbers are split in half by an empty line. Most cheap fake manufacturers are unable to replicate this detail and instead of using stainless steel digits cut in half, they simply paint a black line over the numerals to imitate the aspect of the original watch. This is a huge mistake and a watch that has this sort of hour markers is obviously a fake.

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Do not forget to check the markings on the dial. All authentic looking Breitling Avenger Skyland have in the left of the 3 o’clock date window the text “BREITLING 1884 CHRONOMETRE CERTIFIE” in white color, above the 6 o’clock small dials show  “AUTOMATIC” in red and below the same counter it says “Swiss Made” in white color. If one of these writings is missing then your replica watch won’t look authentic.

The black small dials are located at the 6, 9 and 12 o’clock position and these are for showing 1/4th second, 30 minutes and 12 hours. The hands are quite thick and made from stainless steel. The minutes and hour hands are covered with luminescent coating in the center to improve night legibility while the very long and skinny seconds hands has a square in the middle of its tip with a white circle in the center. This seconds hand is pretty unique and difficult to correctly imitate. Then there is also the retched bezel that rotates only in one direction making 120 clicking noises when completing a full turn.  This bezel has a polished surface with raised tabs at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The first 3 tabs are engraved with the numbers 15, 30 and 45 and cover the places where screws are used to attach the bezel to the case while the 4th tab has a white glow in the dark dot.

The case of the Breitling Avenger Skyland is made of solid stainless steel and has a very distinctive and nice shine. It is perfectly crafted and enriched by the three buttons positioned in the right side. The center one is a two-gasket screw down crown adorned with a raised squared motif while the upper and lower one are push buttons that set the three small dials.

The original Avenger Skyland has a cambered sapphire crystal, glare proofed on both sides. Not even a good quality replica is able to match the superiority of this crystal.  But in order for it to look authentic, it must be made from scratch proof sapphire. A mineral crystal is too sensitive to daily wear or powerful shocks.

From my point of view, the Breitling Avenger Skyland looks astonishing with the stainless steel Professional II bracelet, but the black rubber strap has its charm too. If you prefer a metallic band then make sure the links are full solid stainless steel and not hallow ones. Only poor quality fakes have empty links, thus making the whole watch feel light and cheap.

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