Why Do New US Breitling AVI Ref.765 1953 Replica Watches Look Similar To Breguet Type 20?

After the big success that Navitimer Ref.806 1959 achieved, Breitling announced to launch a new reproduction model which was based on the AVI Ref.765 released in 1953. The perfect Breitling copy watch adopts the original design of the model in 1953: 41 mm steel case, all-black dial, Arabic numerals hour markers, pencil hands and acrylic plastic glass.

The oversized Arabic numerals hour markers are striking on the black dial.
41 MM Breitling AVI Ref.765 1953 Knockoff

The new imitation watch with steel cases have been driven by the self-manufactured manual-winding mechanical movement which is exactly the famous B01 removing the automatic module. The most distinctive feature is the chronograph dial at 3 o’clock which is 15 minutes a round. It is because that the special watch was especially designed for pilots.

The new Breitling looks similar to the original model in 1953.
Black Dial Replica Breitling

While some watch lovers think that this watch is very familiar. You will find that it is very similar to Breguet Type 20. Does Breitling plagiarize Breguet? Or Breguet plagiarizes Breitling? In fact, French Air force ordered many military watches from many watchmakers inclucing Breitling and Breguet. So these watches look very similar.