News Flash From Breitling
The new Breitling Chronomat Collection is the ultimate for the watch connoisseur who loves a sporty, yet sophisticated sensibility. Dubbed, ‘The All-Purpose Sports Watch For Your Every Pursuit’, this collection is for the guy who is never just a spectator…he pursues mountain tops both literally and figuratively.
A Brief History
The Chronomat, first introduced in 1984, represents an important part of Breitling’s illustrious watchmaking history. In a time when extra-thin, quartz timepieces were all the rage, Breitling took a chance and introduced a bold, mechanical watch that became an icon of the era. Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori Watch, launched in 1983 and inspired by the famed Italian squadron of the same name, it soon became the ultimate sport-chic watch of its time. It made the chronograph cool again!
The new collection is a tribute to the past with a definitive nod to the future. Each watch features the signature rotating bezel highlighted by rider tabs which protect the crystal and make the manipulation of the bezel easier. Additionally, the rider tabs at 3:00 and 9:00 are interchangeable so the wearer can use them either for a ‘count up’ or ‘count down’ function. Finally, all of the timepieces are accented with the brand’s signature Rouleaux Bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
The Technical Details
Each chronograph in the new collection is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, a mechanical movement that delivers an impressive power reserve of about 70 hours. The hands are coated with Super-LumiNova® a luminescent material that enhances legibility in all lighting conditions. All of the models, except for the Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition, also have a red second hand which further increases readability. All of the models COSC-certified, which confirms their precision and all are water-resistant to 200 meters.
A Design That Suits Your Personal Style
With several options to choose from, the new Chronomat Collection is designed to match each connoisseur’s personal tastes. Available in a different metal and dial options, they will suit your every style mood. From the Chronomat B01 42 with its 42-millimeter stainless steel case and a choice of a silver, blue or copper dial, to the Chronomat Bentley (a partnership with the iconic luxury car brand) with its 42-millimeter stainless steel case and green dial and BENTLEY engraved around the transparent sapphire caseback, each piece makes a unique statement.
The Ultimate Luxury
What would a timepiece collection be, without a pièce de résistance? The Two-Tone B01 42 is fitted with an 18-carat, red-gold crown and pushers and a bezel with 18-carat, red-gold rider tabs, numerals and indexes. This stunning model also has a silver dial with silver tone-on-tone subdials and a 42-millimeter stainless steel case. A true statement-maker!
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