Breitling recently introduced a new Breitling Galactic 38 replica watches. It has the same basic look as the current 43 mm Galactic Chronograph collection, however, their are a few notable changes.
First, the dial of the newer model has a two register layout with a new date at 6 o'clock, versus a three register layout on the previously launched model.
Second, the new case dimension (38 x 14.50 mm) is actually thicker than the larger 43 mm case. The previously introduced case (43 x 14.35 mm) is flatter due to a thinner case. I personally like the 38 mm diameter, however, because of the overall proportions, the 43 mm looks better on my wrist (there are wrist shots of both below, you be the judge). Definitely try on both before you buy.
The bezel of the watch is both ratcheted and suitable for unidirectional rotation. The dial of the Galactic 36 Automatic is an example of truly exquisite craftsmanship, and just like the case it comes in a variety of designs. A wide range of colors are presented to suit any taste, including copperhead bronze, Stratus silver and Gun blue. Mother-of-pearl versions are also on offer, with the models that complement this with some playful diamond embellishments proffering a particularly strong sparkle of glamour. A small second counter is the predominant feature upon the dial of this timepiece, and its place within a central square gives the watch a classy flourish of layered texture.
Each watch enjoys luminous hand details and a date aperture that is set into the anti-reflective cambered sapphire glass face, and the versions with a diamond enhanced bezel also display an additional scatter of eight diamonds that serve as hour markers. The Galactic 36 Automatic is adorned with a Pilot type (5 rows) metal bracelet of time-honored steel, lavish gold or a striking combination of the two. Alternatively an option to pair the watch with a tasteful leather and lizard skin strap exists. ? This strap is accessible in a host of different colors, and all are expertly designed to withstand all the rigors of daily use.