Breitling present a new piece - the Breitling Galactic 36 Automatic designed for women. What?...........designed for women, a serious brand offering a new piece for women? - and it's not some stingy little dress watch either - the Galactic 36 is a decent mid-size which is bang on trend, but most importantly the press release from Breitling contains the magic words which girls just adore...... mechanical movement- yes! yes! ....and mmmm.....generous steel case....ooooh more!
Okay, okay so you may not be interested in what is going on in the world of ladies watches but think on this - have you ever been faced with the dilemma of having to lend one of your coveted mechanical watches to your girl? The "boyfriend watch" is the latest in a growing line of symbols of commitment, I've had brunch with friends sporting the "boyfriend cardigan" the "boyfriend shirt" even his borrowed jeans so admit it, you'd be in a quandry if she asked - if you live together or are married then forget it mate your battle is already lost no matter where you hide it, believe me she will find it. Maybe the blame lies with the manufactures, there is a bit of a dearth of quality larger, sporty mechanical watches out there for girls and maybe for too long the attitude has been "stick a quartz movement in it, add a mother-of-pearl dial and slap on a pink strap and there you go- a new line for women".
The Breitling Galactic 36 Automatic is available in six dial colours with the added choice of (obligatory) mother-of-pearl and diamond options and comes presented on steel bracelet or leather strap.
Now where did he hide his Manometro........