Traser P6600 Shade ‘Red, White, Blue’ Special Edition Tactical Replica Watch

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Replica Watch Replica Watch Releases

Traser has just released a new special edition “Red, White, & Blue” version of their recently updated H3 P6600 Shade replica watch collection meant to honor the large American replica watch market – and their many customers in it. Traser is the brand officially owned by MB-Microtec in Switzerland that produces Trigalight tritium gas tubes – those used in a range of replica watches from Luminox to Ball. Traser is among the original modern tactical replica watches with timepieces meant for professional use and popular with soldiers, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, and of course, weekend warriors. It probably doesn’t surprise you that Traser replica watches do well with the gun-lover audience here in America.

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Replica Watch Replica Watch Releases

Ironically enough, given current politics in America, it might be the right time for the brand to release a replica watch such as this. This special edition takes the Traser P6600 Shade and gives it assorted red, white, and blue Trigalight gas tubes at the hour markers as means to remind the wearer of the American flag. Though it should be just as useful to remind people of other red, white, and blue national flags of which there are 38, according to Wikipedia. So depending on where you live and your particular flavor of patriotism, the Traser P6600 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition replica watch could be in honor of the United States, Dominican Republic, Iceland, South Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Cambodia, Norway, Slovenia, Nepal, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Nepal… and a lot more.

So Traser really has a lot of countries covered here even though they are emblazoning the American bald eagle and prancing frontier horses behind the image of the replica watch. The Traser P6600 Shade replica watch is itself a welcome upgrade from the previous generation P6600 Shadow. Upgrades are subtle but important for detail seekers who wanted the best possible replica watch in both quality and design. One upgrade is the use of black-colored discs (versus white) for the date and day of the week windows – an important refinement. Also, the pip that holds the tritium gas tube on the rotating bezel is now PVD-coated black versus in unfinished steel – which adds to the important stealth look of the replica watch.

Traser P6600 Shade 'Red, White, & Blue' Special Edition Tactical Replica Watch Replica Watch Releases

Traser also apparently upgraded the crystal from mineral to AR-coated sapphire – which I think most people will appreciate. With that said, truly active replica watch wearers sometimes prefer mineral crystal because rather than shatter under large impact, it merely chips (or totally cracks depending on the force of the impact).

The 45mm-wide case is 12mm thick and water-resistant to 200 meters. The inner case is steel while the black-colored outer case is light and made of fiberglass-reinforced resin. That makes it lightweight at 80 grams (with the strap) and pretty durable. The dial is pure functionality with a scale for both the 12-hour and 24-hour time, in addition to the rotating 60-minute timing bezel. Inside the replica watch is a Swiss Ronda quartz caliber 517.6 DD (day/date) movement. Attached to the case is a black NATO-style strap, but a rubber strap is also available as an option. Price for the Traser H3 P6660 Shade Red, White, & Blue Special Edition replica watch is $475.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane Now Available With 12-Hour Dial

Breitling introduced the Breitling Avenger Hurricane, with its military-aviator-influenced 24-hour dial, at Baselworld 2016. This year, the brand introduces a more civilian-friendly model with a traditional 12-hour dial in two dial colors.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Yellow Dial - front


Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Black Dial - frontfront_1000

Like the original Avenger Hurricane, the new model has an extra-large 50-mm case made of Breitlight, a proprietary high-tech material that Breitling says is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel but significantly harder than both. Among its other listed attributes are exceptional resistance to scratches, traction, and corrosion; thermal stability; and antimagnetic and non-allergenic properties, in addition to being warmer to the touch than other metals and, aesthetically, having a somewhat mottled surface texture.

The case is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and has a unidirectional rotating bezel with rider tabs. The crown is screw-locked; both it and the chronograph push-pieces have a grooved checkerboard pattern for a non-slip grip, even for gloved hands. The extra-thick sapphire crystal has been glareproofed on both sides and the hands and numerals are luminous.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Yellow Dial - angle
Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Black Dial - angle

The watch’s dial (Breitling refers to the color options as “Cobra yellow” and “Volcano black”) sports the same military-style stencil numerals as its predecessor, but here in a more conventional 12-hour arrangement, rather than the 24-hour scale preferred for timing in the armed forces. The new dial configuration necessitated the replacement of the original’s Caliber B12 movement with the tried-and-true Breitling Caliber B01, the first of the Swiss brand’s in-house movements.

Caliber B01’s attributes include automatic winding, a high-frequency 28,800-vph balance; a lengthy 70-hour power reserve; a date function at 4:30; and an integrated 1/4 second chronograph, with 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, along with small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. Like all Breitling’s in-house movements, this one has earned a chronometer certificate for timekeeping accuracy from the Swiss testing agency COSC.

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Yellow Dial - side
Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12-Hour Black Dial - reclining

The Breitling Avenger Hurricane with 12-hour dial has a sturdy but comfortable strap with a rubber inner lining and an exterior made of anthracite high-resistance military textile fiber. Available at Breitling retailers now, it is priced at $8,390.