Watch What-If Breitling Navitimer

Watch What-If Breitling Navitimer

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“Watch What-If” is a special column on aBlogtoRead.com that asks the playful question “what if an iconic watch you know and love was offered in a different style?” The idea embraces a good timepiece’s core design and has fun by offering new colors and material concepts to stimulate your senses. These ideas may be provocative, artistic, or just plain silly. This is about fun, Photoshop, and the celebration of wrist watch design and experimentation. The original design we work off will always be at the bottom of the article. The designs are brought to life by Beau Hudspeth who does the artwork and concepting after he and I choose the models and styles to focus on. These special design experiments are extremely time consuming and labor intensive but we hope you enjoy the results. Ideas and comments are more than welcome. Enough response may even lead to a round two of design of the same watch – so please comment below. You are also encouraged to suggest watches that make it into the Watch What-If section here on aBlogtoRead.com.

Watch What-Iffed: Breitling Navitimer

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Watch What If Breitling Navitimer   watch what if

Watch What If Breitling Navitimer   watch what if

The Original

Watch What If Breitling Navitimer   watch what if

Art & Concepting in collaboration with Beau Hudspeth.

11 comments
Beau Hudspeth
Beau Hudspeth

I just noticed: The original is the wrong image. The IWC is shown and it should be the rose version. 

AtSeaWatch
AtSeaWatch

Wouldn't the black and orange one look great on a matte black croc strap with orange stitching? I would be all over that.

carolyn h
carolyn h

I really enjoy these what-ifs. The B with the propellers is so whimsical, but if they move (and they should!) I think they may be going backwards? (OK, that could be cool too.) Anyway, great idea!

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Doesn't that rose gold iteration at the end already exist?

Regardless, some neat stuff here - really like the perforated dial version, with a really cool black professional bracelet. That bezel is garbo though. It would look better with an internal E6B operated by a seperate crown at 10 o'clock.

replica_watch
replica_watch

@aBlogtoRead I love the black one! Bremont may have something to say about the propeller one tho. BTW, I can't read that link you sent me.

trj66
trj66

This "What If" is cheating a bit as all the informations in the original watch does not appear in some of the altered versions, that is the slide-rules have been deleted in some of the watches.

However, these posts are always funny and enjoyable!

OK, the blacked-out version is almost bound to happen, and the "Bremont-wannabe" is a disturbing mess - but a fascinating such.

AtSeaWatch
AtSeaWatch

The blacked out Navi is really sharp. More cockpit-looking than anything currently in the Breitling catalog.

Also, like the black and orange model, but one of the chapter rings has to go. It makes no sense. Otherwise, it's very cool, in an updated classic way. I can see these being worn with Moncler jackets and Persol shades. It beats the heck out of many real world attempts to update classic watches.

admin
admin

That one at the end is the original piece.

AtSeaWatch
AtSeaWatch

@JohnnyJohnnyJohnny Nah, I just see enough of that look in Europe. It's starting to affect me. Living here has me buying more scarves than any man should need and pre-staging my Summer wardrobe for the South of France.