At Baselworld 2015, Breitling introduced its decidedly masculine Galactic Unitime SleekT model; now, the brand known for its aviation-inspired sport luxury watches offers a slimmed-down (in both size and complexity) new version for the ladies, called Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT.
The Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT has a slimmer case than its predecessor, in addition to a smaller diameter (36 mm as opposed to 44 mm for the Unitime). It is outfitted with Breitling Caliber 74, a thermocompensated “SuperQuartz” movement (in contrast to the Unitime’s mechanical automatic Caliber B35), which is chronometer-certified and which Breitling says boasts a level of timekeeping precision 10 times higher than that of a standard quartz movement. Adding to the smooth ergonomic appeal of the case is the bezel made of tungsten carbide, an extremely resistant high-tech composite material. Made by molding tungsten powder at high temperatures and under extreme pressures, tungsten carbide offers a hardness five times that of steel as well as a scratch-proof surface. Aesthetically, its color contrasts subtly with the polished steel of the case.