The latest ladies’ timekeeper from the Galactic series is another model which integrates the novel type of bezel made from high-tech tungsten carbide material. Other main traits of Breitling Glactic 36 SleekT are also more or less visible from its name. As a member of the Galactic family, it comes as no wonder that it is supplied with a Superquartz movement (quartz movements are dominant among the timekeepers in the series). In this particular instance, it is Breitling 74 which offers solely a date aperture as its complication. The watch can be bought with a black or a white mother-of-pearl dial, while the latter one can be additionally enriched with diamond hour markers. There is also a version with diamonds on the bezel. However, this one has a bezel made of steel.
The latest watch by Breitling follows in the footsteps of another recent model, Galactic Unitime SleekT. This is particularly the fact with the choice of bezel in tungsten carbide which is a rather newly introduced trait among the watches from the Breitling’s palette of products. The main advantages of the material are naturally its raised resistance to scratches, lightness and overall physical traits that are enabled with the developments of new technologies. In addition to these qualities, this sort of bezel also has a characteristic dashing matte color that improves the appearance of the model.
When it comes to the design of the product, the thing that stands out as well is the shape of the used lugs that gives the watch a compact look and almost makes it seem as it was a tonneau-shaped piece.
In other aspects, new Galactic 36 SleekT is more or less run-of-the-mill piece. Apart from its three hands that are used to show the current time, the piece only includes an aperture for the date. The appearance of the dial is quite common with substantial bar-shaped hour markers which are, just like hour and minute hands, made with luminous coatings. The seconds hand has a counterweight, while the furthest periphery of the dial includes marking in which the circle is divided to 100 increments. We are not sure about the reason for this decision. It is possible that it should refer to the precision of its superquartz movement with the precision of 1/100th of a second. Still it leaves us a bit flabbergasted.
Speaking of the movement of the piece, its particular designation is Breitling 74. This thermo-compensated caliber is based on ETA Thermoline 955.652 movement and it was previously supported in various models from the Colt series. The caliber with an end-of-life indicator is pretty longevous since its lithium battery keeps running for as much as eight years.
The precise quartz movement with resistance to temperature shifts its placed inside a round steel housing. As it is hinted in the name of the piece, its diameter is 36 mm, while its unpronounced thickness measures to 11.36 mm, which makes it a bit more comfortable to wear. The back of the case is screwed-in and it is not transparent. Water resistance of the piece which features a crystal made of cambered and doubly glare-proofed sapphire is 100 meters. Sans the strap, the watch weighs exactly 55.5 grams.
The material of the bezel and the level of decorations are dependent on the choice of the particular variation, or to be more accurate, the color of the dial. Only mother-of-the pearl variant can be bought with diamonds on both its face and bezel. Our choice and recommendation would be the variants with mother-of-pearl or lacquered black dial with a tungsten carbide bezel.
When it comes to the choice of the attachment, there are two major choices. That would be stainless steel and leather. Whereas the only steel option of bracelets is the Pilot one with five links, the choice of leather straps is quite broader. These are available in common leather with contrasting stitching in four shades: black, brown, blue and gold. One can also pick a Sahara leather strap which is a kind with a distinctive pattern on the surface. This type of attachment allows the broadest specter of colors. It can be black, red, blue, brown, orange, white rose and fuchsia.