World aviation’s watch supplier, Breitling, launched its Galactic collection as an antithesis to its traditionally rugged pieces. With elegant and streamlined construction, the collection has four versions, Galactic 41, 32, 36 and 44. The later versions of Galactic 32 and Galactic 36 Automatic sought to appeal to female chronograph enthusiasts with their sophisticated and feminine makes. The recently released Galactic 44 models reverted to Breitling’s original robust timepieces, albeit retaining the enhanced style components that identify the Galactic collection.
Watches from Breitling’s Galactic line combine sophistication and powerful performance to satisfy the pickiest watch connoisseur. With case diameters of 32-44mm, each watch sports exquisitely crafted dials available in a variety of hues, and in some pieces, with mother-of-pearl and diamond embellishments. The case itself is made from steel, steel and gold, or 18K red gold for a long lasting and glamorous timepiece. All watches from this line display the date via single or double windows, at the 3 o’clock positions, and incorporate an hour, minute and second hand. The unidirectional ratcheted bezels are adorned with gems or satin brushed in some of the pieces. The dial is protected by cambered sapphire that is made glare-proof from both sides. Most timepieces from this collection possess self-winding mechanical movements for meticulous time keeping setting the pace immaculately for all activities. A wide range of straps and bracelets, from leather to metal, are attachable to the dial. Water resistant from 100-300m, watches from the Galactic collection are COSC certified for the ultimate proof of reliability.
The magnificent watches from Breitling’s Galactic collection find admirers in some of the largest personalities of the world. The famous American actor, John Travolta, is most commonly seen to sport his Galactic watch. Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is also seldom observed without a Galactic on his wrist.