In 1965’s Thunderball, James Bond uses a top quality fake Breitling Top Time model equipped with a Geiger counter to track down a cadre of stolen nuclear missiles hidden underwater.
This past summer, Breitling released a modern re-edition of that watch (sans Geiger counter), called the Swiss movement replica Breitling Top Time Limited Edition. Fans of the original will appreciate the unusual “Zorro” dial layout, with two parallel white subdials framed by a black domino-mask-like motif. Details in red, such as the hour, minute and central chronograph seconds hand and the red sector of the 3 o’clock subdial. add a splash of color to the predominantly black-and-white dial.
The steel case measures 41 mm in diameter, with a non-screwed, single-gasket crown, and plunger-style chronograph pushers. The 41 mm copy Breitling watch, a limited edition of 1,200 pieces, contains Breitling Caliber 23, an automatic, COSC-certified movement based on the ETA 7753 and storing a power reserve around 48 hours.