Breitling has been making the finest luxury watches since 1884. Movement is always 100% Swiss made. Their main trust is aviation. The Galactic is part of this line up.
- Self Winding Movement
The Galactic has a Breitling 37 self winding movement. Essentially this is an automatic watch that allows the wearer to wind the same manually. In other words, if you wear it you don’t need to wind the same. If you don’t, you can just wind it on occasion so it will always keep accurate time. Incidentally, when properly used or wound, the watch keeps a maximum of 42 hours power reserve.
- Stainless Steel Case
The case is pressed from 1 piece stainless steel. The same is then brushed to a satin finish. The overall look is rugged and refined at the same time.
- Stainless Steel Watch Band
The band is also made from 100% stainless steel with a satin finish. This provides a sense of continuity between the case and the links. At the end is a flip lock clasp.
- Sapphire Crystal
A luxury watch would not be one without a sapphire crystal display. The material is as hard, if not harder than stainless steel. This does not mean it’s impervious to scratches. It is more accurate to say that normal wear and tear, with due diligence will ensure that your display is scratch free.
- Double Gasket Screw Lock Crown
This screw down mechanism ensures a water tight and pressure tight seal. The same is rated at 100 meters or 330 feet water proof. The screw down lock is also a favourite among watch connoisseurs. If anything there is the perception of added security.
- Silver Dial
The dial is an elegant bar design. The same is made of silver. There is also a 60 second sub dial complication with handsome red lettering for “Automatic”. There is also a date function on the dial window.
Frankly speaking this is a favourite because of its timeless simplicity and unisex design. However if you want to nitpick you can say:
- It’s not readily available. This model is hard to find! In most cases you have to request for one from Breitling and resellers.
- Day Date function would have been better.
- A sapphire crystal back is preferred.
- Higher water proof rating would have been better.
- A more robust crown guard would have been better. But then again, this is a ladies watch.
If you are interested then you will want to know other relevant specifications: This includes but is not limited to:
- 36 case diameter
- 12.30 mm case thickness
- Uni directional ratchet type bezel
- Luminous hands
- 20 mm band width
- 16 ounces weight
To be more precise, the Breitling Women’s BTA3733011-G706SS Galactic 36 Automatic Silver Dial Watch is actually a unisex watch. However, primary consideration was given to women wearers. But, the case diameter and design is compatible for both sexes.