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How did the names of some famous watches come about?

There must be some interesting stories behind these quirky names. From the creative to the curious, here’s the backstory of how some famous luxury replica watches got their names.
Later, Breitling incorporated the slide rule into a watch designed for pilots, and in 1952, the Navitimer was born. The Navi’s bezel was more complex than the Chronomat’s to allow pilots to calculate fuel consumption, descent/climb speed, and average speed. This time, Replica Breitling combined the words “navigation” and “chronograph” to arrive at the name Navitimer.
When Jack Heuer took over the family business in the 1960s, he established himself by launching a series of new watch models. 1962 saw the launch of the TAG Heuer Autavia chronograph. Although the fake watch was new, the name Autavia was not new – it was taken from the TAG Heuer dashboard clocks first developed for automobiles and aircraft in 1933. The contractions of the words “automobile” and “aviation” provide us with the name Autavia.
The Autavia chronograph was soon followed by the Carrera chronograph, which made its debut in 1963. This time, Jack Heuer wanted a new name for the new chronograph and chose one inspired by the Carrera Panamericana motorsport event, which took place on the open roads of Mexico.
In 1949, Panerai registered another name for the luminous paint – this time, choosing Luminor. The new name was chosen to avoid the association between luminous dials and radioactivity as more and more people became aware of the dangers of radium. Panerai eventually replaced radium with tritium like other watchmakers, which is much less dangerous. The modern Panerai Luminor watch, featuring thicker lugs and a bridge-shaped crown protector, borrows design elements from replica watches developed by Panerai in the 1950s and named after the company’s second brand of luminosity.
The freelance watch designer agreed, and in 1976 Patek Philippe launched the sporty Nautilus watch. To emphasize the watch’s connection to the marine lifestyle, the Nautilus was named after Captain Nemo’s submarine in Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Rolex is no stranger to making up creative names. For example, in Rolex parlance, two-tone is Rolesor, rose gold is Everose gold, stainless steel is Oystersteel, and ceramic is Cerachrom. In 1963, Rolex introduced a new chronograph model that they named the Cosmograph to distinguish it from other brands’ clocks.