The Swiss watch brand Breitling has just introduced its new Chronomat model: the Chronomat B01, a redesigned version of one of its best-sellers; A watch with a more contemporary design, a diameter of 43.5 mm, waterproof to 500 meters and especially … equipped with the brand new movement Breitling. A piece that should surely delight the many fans of chronographs.
Bringing together form and function has always been the objective of Breitling in designing its “instruments for professionals”. This is the incessant challenge faced by the brand’s designers. Built to provide a high degree of robustness, waterproofness and impact resistance, the Chronomat B01 has a new stretch profile that fits tightly on the wrist. The unidirectional rotating bezel – an indispensable complement to measure a flight or dive time – is engraved with exclusive engraved figures that offer excellent legibility while giving the chronograph a very recognizable face. The dials, declined in index versions or Roman numerals, display their information with clarity – game, colors and materials to enhance this visibility.
The metal bracelets, both flexible and ultra-sporty, are equipped with movable fasteners guaranteeing a “fall” and optimal comfort. So in every detail of construction or finishing-pleasure of the eye and functionality. As a beautiful plane to the fuselage perfectly cleaving the air, “said the brand in its release. On the movement side, this chronograph is equipped with caliber B01, which “benefits from all the experience accumulated by Breitling in its stronghold of the chronograph since 1884″ notes the press release. He added: “Has the brand not played a major role in the development of such instruments?” One of the first chronograph wristbands in 1915, Gaston Breitling, son of the founder, has the ingenious idea to create a pusher distinct from the crown for the three functions of the chronograph (start, stop, reset). This is the birth of the first independent pusher. In 1923, he perfected this system by separating the “start / stop” functions, provided by the pushbutton at 2 o’clock, from that of “reset”, activated by means of the Crown – a patented innovation that now allows users to add several successive times without having to reset the needles. In 1934, Willy Breitling replica, of the third generation, completes giving the chronograph its modern face by creating the second independent pushbutton, intended exclusively for resetting. In 1969, the firm raised one of the great watchmaking challenges of the 20th century by launching the first self-winding chronograph movement, the Caliber 11 “Chrono-Matic”.
Today, the advent of the Caliber B01 marks a historic turning point that allows Breitling (a brand that is still completely independent) to enter the seraglio of the rare watch houses with their own mechanical chronograph movement. An outcome that is also a stepping stone to the future. As an authentic Breitling “wrist instrument”, the Chronomat B01 is designed for the most extreme conditions. The Caliber B01, certified chronometer like all Breitling movements, successfully passed the fifteen days of ruthless testing of the Swiss Official Chronometer Test (COSC) – a guarantee of reliability and precision. Besides, oversized needles and indexes, underlined by a luminescent coating, guarantee an optimal readability, even at night or in the penumbra, while giving the dial a look of great character.
The perfectly designed cut-out of the crown guards and the protective collars of the push-buttons ensure an unstoppable defense against the shocks and vagaries of daily use. On the other hand, the control members-crown, push-buttons, unidirectional rotating bezel-combine comfort and functionality, meeting the constraints of intensive use. Finally, metal bracelets, like the fasteners and clasps of leather bracelets, are designed, manufactured and tested to withstand high traction. The case of the Breitling Chronomat B01 is shaped in steel or 18 carat gold during a long process of cold stamping, succession of high pressure strikes where the metal acquires a robustness Unlike any other. Cheap High Quality Breitling Chronomat B01 Replica uses only high-corrosion-resistant alloys for steel, guaranteeing long-lasting quality and beauty.