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BREITLING Galactic 44

By TLex Breitling has released a new larger, sportier, automatic version of the Galactic. The new manlier Galactic 44 joins the Galactic 41 plus two 36 and 32mm ladies’ models (this would explain why I hadn’t discussed the Galactic until, now).

It boasts a polished 44mm Stainless steel case that has a screwdown crown protected by two elongated crown-guards. The crown is of the type used for the Chronomat. Divers features include: a Sapphire crystal with AR-coating on both sides, a screwdown caseback and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with black rubber-inlaid hour-markers – creating a sporty feel. Water-resistance is 200 meters.

Its dial features two windows; one for the day at 12 o' clock and one at 3 for the date, along with a compass scale and a graduated scale with 1/100th of an hour divisions on an inner bezel. It is fitted with large hands and hour markers that have (along with the 12hr bezel marker) been applied with a vintage orange lume.

The new Galactic 44 is powered by a COSC-certified self-winding chronometer movement. The red ‘Automatic’ text on the dial at 6 o’clock servers as reminder that this is indeed the self-winding mechanical version of the Galactic family.

It is available with either a black, blue or silver dial, fitted with a choice of either a steel bracelet or a strap in leather, crocodile leather, rubber or a military-type fabric.

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