Moving onto the dial and while it may look a tad busy at first glance, it’s actually very well proportioned. Swiss made replica Breitling’s iconic wings logo takes pride of place at 12. 3, 6 and 9 numerals are enlarged, with small portions covered by the three sub-dials, catering to the chronograph function and small-seconds. You’ll also find a small date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Around the internal bezel, you’ll find a pulsometer, which you can use in conjunction with the chronograph counter to measure your heart rate. No more relying on your fancy Apple Watch.
We love the look of the high-quality fake Endurance Pro. The dial is clearly legible (Breitling’s longstanding knowledge of aviation watches creeping in) and for those who like to keep moving, this is a fun, adventurous timepiece that is just begging for a bruising. It won’t replace that stainless steel sports watch you have in your collection, but for all your outdoor exploits, it’s the perfect companion.
Cosmetic appearances aside, the question we imagine is on the lips of many is what makes this a AU$4,490 watch? The fact this Breitling is a battery-powered quartz model will, undoubtedly, cause many to sneer at the price tag. For not a lot more money you can score yourself a luxury watch with a self-winding automatic movement, surely a more attractive proposition? Not for us. When you consider what this watch has been designed for, it makes complete sense.
For starters, it’s not just any quartz movement lurking inside. What you get is the Breitling 82: a COSC-certified thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement. What does this mean? Well, quartz movements by their very nature are more accurate than their automatic counterpart. Thermocompensated quartz movements maintain that accuracy in the face of adverse temperature changes, ideal for the Endurance Pro then, as it allows you to wear it in all manner of conditions, both hot and cold, while keeping highly accurate time.
Moreover, a quartz movement is going to be able to withstand bumps and shocks far better than an automatic or mechanical movement, and if you’re going to be wearing your Breitling rock climbing, swimming (the Endurance Pro is waterproof to 100-metres) or any other extreme sporting discipline, you’re going to want the best possible protection for your watch’s precious innards.
Features such as these, we feel, perfectly justify Breitling’s asking price. Not only are you getting a watch that has a supremely capable and accurate movement, but with ample protection to keep it running. Naturally, you’re also paying for the Breitling name, which carries incredible weight within the watch community.
As for serving a purpose, the Endurance Pro more than delivers. If you keep active or are simply after an incredibly comfortable everyday watch that you never need to worry about winding, we can’t think of many better options.