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Which Breitling Galactic Model is Right for You?


Breitling has been manufacturing high-end luxury watches since the late 1800s. The company has established a strong reputation in the watch community for quality in craftsmanship, materials, and innovation. In short, they're valued for their excellence all around. Breitling watches tend to hold their value or even increase in worth with the passage of time. The Galactic collection is a sophisticated, sporty, and versatile style with a few choices to suit differences in preference and lifestyle. We highlight the differences among the five most popular models within the collection to help you find the perfect Galactic model to fit your requirements and help you find the style that is the best choice.

5. Breitling Galactic Unitime World Map

Price: $3,395-$7,715

The Unitime is a men's watch that features an Antarctica World Map on the dial with a World Time Zone ring on the edge of the dial. The case features stainless steel material with a polished finish. The width is 44mm with a depth of 15.3 meters, and a solid case back. The bezel is a fixed type, made of Tungsten Carbide material in a polished finish.

The white dial is an excellent background for the index hour markers treated with a luminescent coating for high legibility in darker lighting conditions. The hands are easy to see because of the luminescent treatment. The crown is a screw-down type, combined with the screw-in case back and a glare-proof and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens that makes this watch water-resistant up to 330 feet.

The Unitime World Map operates with a Swiss Breitling Caliber B35 self-winding automatic movement. It beats at 28,800 vph with 41 jewels, a date feature, day and night indicator, a 70-hour power reserve, and COSC Chronometer certification. The strap features genuine black leather with a stainless steel tang buckle.

4. Breitling Galactic 44 Day-Date Limited Edition

Price: $3,975-$6,200

The Galactic 44 Day-Date is a limited edition wristwatch with just 500 ever made. The most notable features of this timepiece are the trophy black dial with contrasting raised index hour markers that stand out sharply for excellent legibility in daylight hours. The hand and hour markers glow in the dark due to the luminescent coating for a bright display.

The bezel is a uni-directional rotating style with a brushed and polished finish for a bit of contrast. The bracelet is a pilot style in polished stainless steel that matches the case and bezel. The back of the solid case features a "Breitling for America" graphic. Both the case back and crown are screw-down styles providing up to 660 feet in water-resistance.

The Galactic 44 operates through a Breitling Caliber 45 Swiss-made, self-winding automatic movement with COSC chronometer certification, 25 jewels, and a 38-hour power reserve. A sapphire crystal lens rests on top of the dial with an anti-glare coating and natural resistance to scratches.

3. Breitling Galactic 30

Price: $3,200-$4,800

The Breitling Galactic 30 is a smaller ladies watch that features a 30 mm wide case made of stainless steel with a matching bracelet. The case is 12.2 mm thick. The bezel functions as a uni-directional type. The dial is blue with lovely contrasting silver-tone hands. The hour markers are diamond with minute markers placed around the outer part of the rim.

The crown is a screw-down type enhancing water-resistance to a depth of 330 feet. The hands and markers feature luminescent material for excellent legibility in low light conditions. The movement is a Swiss-made Breitling Caliber 71 Super Quartz with an EOL indicator. Functions include a calendar with a date display window at 3 o'clock on the dial, chronometer functions, hour, minute, and seconds. A sapphire crystal lens coated with anti-glare material rests atop the dial. The lens is also scratch-resistant.

2. Breitling Galactic 41

Price: $3,563-5,090

The Galactic 41 is a larger watch with a stainless steel case that measures 41m m in width and 14 mm in thickness. The case back is solid and screws down. The bezel is made of steel and plated with 18kt gold in a uni-directional design.

The crown is a screw-locked type with water-resistance to 1,000 feet. This model within the Galactic line is one of the best and most reliable divers' editions. The dial is black with hands and hour markers in a gold-tone, with luminescent treatment for excellent visibility in deep water and low light conditions. A sapphire crystal lens that is both glare and scratch-resistant sits atop the dial.

Minute markers sit around the outer rim of the dial. The Galactic 41 operates by a Swiss-made automatic Breitling Caliber 49 movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. Functions include the date, hour, minute, seconds, and a chronometer function. The band of the Galactic 41 crafted of black genuine leather material. It fastens to the wrist with a tang clasp.

1. Breitling Chrono Galactic

Price: $$2,430-$3,660

The Breitling Chrono Galactic is a men's watch that is the most suitable for smaller wrist sizes. The case features stainless steel material in a width of 38 mm. It rests comfortably on the wrist. The dial provides a white background with Roman Numerals for the hour markers.

The indexes show up nicely because of their dark tone against the white background. The date window sits at the 3 o'clock position with the three chronograph function sub-dials at 12 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock. This watch operates with a Swiss-made automatic movement.

Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and a chronograph. The strap is made of genuine leather in black with contrasting white hand-sewn stitching on the sides. This watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters or 330 feet. The movement is COSC certified.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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