Believe it or not, but, contrary to popular beliefs, not all Breitlings do look the same. This new Breitling Galactic 44 (the ref. A45320B9/BD42-101W reviewed here and other models), for example, features an unusual (for the brand) combination of an elegantly sculpted body that looks more slender than it actually is, a remarkable set of crown-guards, and a relatively thin bezel that still displays all the relevant information for either an amateur diver or a professional pilot. Perhaps, the only thing that it needs is the usual notches that were apparently dropped here in order for its polished surface to better match that of the case. Well, nothing is perfect.
The new Altanus Master Classic Gran Data automatic watch offers you everything that you can expect from a dressy timepiece: style, understated elegance, and a mass-produced, but very reliable Swiss made movement manufactured by ETA S/A.
Staying true to its name, the Paul Picot Gentleman Arc-en-ciel (Ref. P2052.SG.3601) (‘Arc-en-ciel’ stands for ‘Rainbow’ in French) displays the usual seven days of the week on its calendar window each colored in one of the seven colors of the rainbow. Although the concept somehow diminishes the Rainbow’s ‘classic’ appeal, it is still good to know that there is a timekeeper somewhere that doesn’t look as suffocatingly ‘dressy’ as the majority of competing products.