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Breitling Chrono Colt Watch

The Breitling Chorno Colt Watch is a Breitling watch from the Colt range of products known for their precision and durability; meaning shock resistance, lateral crown reinforcements, protective push-piece rings, and 20 bars of water resistant. When Breitling designed the Chrono Colt they wanted a watch that could really extend wear and tear while staying strong and reliable.

My favorite feature of the Breitling Chrono Colt watch is not only its ability to deal with short times nearly 1/10th of a second with split times; but also its ability to change time zones so quickly while not changing one second or minute on the dial. To make a Breitling watch like the Breitling Chrono Colt watch, technology and innovation had to work seamlessly together in the Breitling factories and workshops. As a result of the dedication, the Breitling Chrono Colt watch boast some decent technical specifications.

The Breitling Chrono Colt has a Breitling 73 Caliber SuperQuartz movement with a fast-action time zone change (like I described above), and a thermo-compensated quartz electronic movement. The Breitling chronograph can measure up to 1/10th of a second (60 min, 12 hours) with split times. This Breitling watch has a 41.10 mm steel case diameter with a dial aperture calendar, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screwed in caseback, and a screw-locked crown.

Finishing off the look of the Breitling watch is your choice of either a Breitling Professional Bracelet in steel or a Breitling leather strap in blue, black, gold, or brown; a Breitling Diver Pro Strap in blue or black; or a Breitling Ocean Racer strap in black or blue.

Breitling Superocean Heritage 38 Watch

Yesterday we talked about the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 watch, and today we were supposed to explore the differences between the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 and the Breitling Superocean Heritage 38. However, the only obvious differences between the Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 and the Breitling Superocean Heritage 38 are the case sizes. The Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 has a 46 mm case diameter and the 38 has a 38 mm case diameter.

Technical Data:

Breitling 27 Caliber
Cambered sapphire and glareproofed crystal
Screwed in caseback
Screw locked crown with two gaskets
Self-winding mechanical movement
Minimum 42 hour power reserve
Unidirectional and ratcheted bezel
28,800 vibrations per hour
660 feet of water resistance
27 jewels
Steel case
Dial aperture calendar
Ocean Classic bracelet in steel or Ocean Racer Straps in black, blue, or red

Breitling Superocean Steelfish

We discussed yesterday, and many times before, that in 1950 Breitling made the bold decision to start focusing on the maritime industry as well as the aviation industry. As a result, The Breitling Superocean watches were born. Out of all the Superocean watches discussed here, the Breitling Superocean Steelfish has my favorite dial design. I love the luminescent dots as hour markers which are complemented by Arabic second numerals, I love the Superocean signature, I love the Arabic numerals for the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock markers, and I love the different versions and variations of materials and colors.

However, the most important attribute of a diver’s watch is its water resistance and the Breitling Superocean Steelfish series of watches are watcher resistance of up to depths of not 500, not 1,500, not 2,000, but 6,000 feet! That’s an amazing level of water resistance and its possible because of the workmanship used to seal the watch. Sealing a watch is an art form and Breitling pulled out all the stops with the Breitling Superocean Steelfish watch. Each watch in the Breitling Steelfish series has a security valve that is used to balance out and difference of pressure in and outside the case. Breitling gives a great description of this technology:

“…as soon as the internal overpressure reaches approximately 3 bars, this valve automatically vents the helium accumulated during the time spent at great depths and thus prevents the case from exploding…”

Other technical specifications of this watch include a Breitling 17 caliber and self-winding mechanical movement, a minimum 40 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar at the 3 o’clock marker, ratcheted and unidirectional bezel, crew locked crown with 2 gaskets, and a screwed in caseback that is glare proofed with sapphire crystal; as is the case front.

The Breitling Superocean Steelfish is available in a number of bracelets and straps as well as dial colors. Here is a quick look at a video that show the Breitling Superocean Steelfish with blue dial and leather strap:

Here is a quick look at two divers glowing in the dark, the watch on the left is a Breitling Superocean Steelfish:

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Breitling Chrono Superocean

The divers watch since 1957, the Breitling Superocean has meet industry professional’s high standards and continues to be a favorite in the field. The Breitling Chrono Superocean meets the same expectations today as a Breitling Superocean would have in the 1950’s.

One of the most important parts of a diver’s watch is water resistance technology. The Breitling Chrono Superocean is resistant to water for at least 1,650 feet or 50 bars. The pushpin is the secret (which is an important part of making sure a watch is water resistant) because it ensures resistance and protection against shocks. The Breitling Chrono Superocean’s pushpin can only be activated after unscrewing and removing the restraining ring that holds the push pieces in place. The next most important attribute of a divers watch is the ability to see important features in the dark of the deep. The Breitling Superocean has oversized and luminescent hands and hour markers as well as glareproofed sapphire crystal on the case front and back.

Other attributes are important to a diver’s watch also…the Brielting Chrono Superocean watch includes a great caliber (Breilting 13), a self-winding mechanical movement, 42 hour power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, 1/4th second chronograph (30 minutes, 12 hours), day and date calendar, steel case, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw locked crown with two gaskets, screwed in case back, and a 42 mm diameter case.

The Breitling Avenger Skyland

The Breitling Avenger Skyland is a mean and lean Breitling timepiece.  It’s rugged and sleek incorporating a screw-locked crown that is protected by crown guards, push piece reinforcements, and thick glareproofed sapphire crystal. Not only is this Breitling watch water resistance to 300 meters, but it is also shockproof!  However, watch enthusiast love this watch for its unorthodox look that helps it stand out from other Breitling watches.  This bad boy has stenciled dial numerals that date back to the Breitling Avenger’s original model.

However, let us look even closer into the Breitling Avenger Skyland.  Underneath the hood you’ll find a Breitling 13 Caliber with a self winding mechanical movement and a 42 hour power reserve.  The movement of this Breitling watch also does 28,800 vibrations per hour with 25 jewels and a powerful Breitling chronograph (1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours). With a steel case and dial aperture calendar, the 45.40 mm diameter Breitling Avenger Skyland has a unidirectional yet ratched bezel, a screw locked crown with two gaskets, and a screwed in caseback.

There are numerous versions of the Breitling Avenger Skyland including steel with a black dial and professional bracelet in steel, steel with a black dial with a diver pro strap and tang-type buckle, steel with a blue dial and leather strap with tang-type buckle, steel with a slate gray dial and professional bracelet in steel, steel with a blue dial and professional bracelet in steel, steel with a slate gray dial and a leather strap with a tang-type buckle… well you get the picture, lots and lots of versions and possibilities for ultimate color customization.

To leave you, here is an image of a happy customer unlocking their Breilting Avenger Skylander… at one point in the video, after no talking, he states “its my dream come true man”:

Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch

Branded as Breitling’s “feminine version of time” the Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch holds technical specifications that allow it to play with the big boys.  We’ve talked about this Breitling watch at the Breitling Watch Blog before, but we haven’t really gone deep into the watch’s technical background.

When Breitling designed the Breitling Cockpit Lady watch for the Breitling Windrider Collection, balance was a large aspect of the planning.  Breitling wanted a women’s watch that was able to perform yet look elegant and remain reliable.  Even though they made it look easy, sometimes designing a women’s watch with all the techs of a bulky man’s watch is not easy. Every aspect of the Breitling watch screams femininity, sleekness, and variety by using dial colors, straps, bracelets, and materials.

Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch Technical Specifications
The Breitling Cockpit Lady Watch includes a Breitling 71 caliber, SuperQuartz movement, EOL indicator, and a thermo-compensated quartz electronic movement.  The calendar of the Breitling watch is a dial aperture and the case of the Breitling Cockpit Lady includes a variety of materials including steel, two-tone, steel & gold, or 18k rose gold.  The Breitling cockpit Lady Watch includes 100 m of water resistance paired with an un-directional yet ratcheted bezel and a non screw-locked crown with three gaskets.  Measuring at a petite 31.80 mm in diameter, the Breitling Lady Cockpit has a screwed in back and cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides.

As with the variety of cases, the straps and bracelets come in a variety of colors as well.  First is the Breitling Pilot Bracelet, which similar to the cases, come in steel, two-tone, or 18k rose gold.  If a strap is chosen, the wearer has the choice of pairing the Breitling Cockpit Lady watch with either a leather strap in blue, black, gold or brown; a crocodile strap in either black or gold; a lizard strap in either yellow, brown, green, red, blue, black, orange, pink or navy blue; or a Diver Pro strap in either blue or black.

For example, the woman’s diamond watch above is a Breitling Lady Cockpit Watch with a steel case and a bezel studded with diamonds.  A mother of pear dial set with eight diamonds at the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 o’clock markers.  A date clock sits at the 3 o’clock marker and the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock markers use Roman numeral hour indicators.  This Breitling watch also comes with a red lizard strap with a tang-type buckle.

Breilting for Bentley Mark VI Complications 29 Watch

In the past we have discussed two watches in Breitling for Bentley Serie Mark VI collections; Breitling for Bentley Mark VI Watch and the Breitling for Bentley Mark VI Complications 19 Watch. Today we will take a closer look at the Mark VI Complications 29.

Breitling for Bentley’s Mark VI Complications 29 watch comes in either rose gold or platinum and is made up of approximately 500 parts. The calendar on this Breitling watch is its best feature and it is programmed to feature the date, day, week, month, season, and moon phases while being sensitive to the various leap years. Measuring at 1/4th of a second it is certified by the COSC and includes limited edition pieces only. Only 250 watches were made of the Breitling for Bentley Mark VI Complication 29 Rose Gold Watches and only 100 were made of the platinum.

Besides looks and materials, technically, there is no difference between the different variations of the Breitling for Bentley Mark VI Complications 29. All Breitling watches in the collection have a Breitling Calibre 29B, mechanical self-winding movement, 28,800 vibrations per second, 38 jewels, and 30min and 12 min totalizers.

The case of this Breitling watch can come in rose gold or platinum and feature 100 meters of water resistance, screw-locked crown, glareproofed and convex sapphire crystal on both sides, and a 42 mm diameter. The Breitling dials are available in Silver Storm and Burnt Oak, and the straps are available in Barenia leather or crocodile leather.

The Breitling Chronomat Watch

The Breitling Chronomat is considered a “leader model” by Breitling. Of course, Breitling enthusiast would argue and say the leader model should be the Navitimer, however by “leader model” I think Breitling means a model that is used to base its designs off of. Maybe every watch in Breitling’s collections started off as a Breitling Chronomat watch? It’s been given the nickname “The Reference” by Breitling and its design hints that historically it has a great significance to the brand.

The Breitling Chronomat was originally created for the Frecce Tricolori Flight Team and just like aviation, has evolved and changed over the years. The heart of the watch is the Breitling Caliber 13, an accurate selfwinding chronograph. Other technical specifications of the Breitling Chronomat include:

42 hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour
25 jewels
dial aperture calender
6 case version (steel, two tone, steel and gold, 18 k yellow gold, rose gold, white gold)
1,000 foot water resistance
unidirectional and ratcheted bezel
screw-locked crown with 2 gaskets
screwed in back
sapphire crystal glareproofed on each side
43.70 mm case diameter

The Rarest Breitling Navitimer Watch

Image from Navitimer.net

According to Breitling Navitimer “rules” every Breitling Navitimer watch has to have a standard movement, however the Navitimer 806 with Valjoux 72 movement has a non-standard movement. Why has Breitling decided to create this watch? Maybe it’s to make collectors lose their minds with envy with just the mention of it.

This mysterious and elusive Breitling watch was created in the early 1950’s. It was named the Navitimer 806 because it’s identical to an earlier Navitimer 806 with a standard movement. However, collectors and enthusiast were surprised to open it and find a Valjoux 72 movement.

According to Jean-Micheal, creator of www.navitimer.net:

We even do not know that if the watch had the reference 806 ! Some of the pictures I have of this watch do not show the “806″ engraving on the back. The only country where I have regularly seen some Valjoux 72 806 is Japan. Japanese are very well informed collectors and the prices of vintage pieces are very high, that perhaps explain why it is possible to find some there….No idea of the number produced, but this was not limited to few pieces, some thousands might have been produced.”

Definitely an interesting story of the Breitling Navitimer!

Breitling Emergency Watch Versus Breitling Emergency Mission Watch

Someone on Twitter asked me today what’s the difference between the Breitling Emergency and the Breitling Emergency Mission besides the obvious dial differences. Well in order to understand the difference you have to look at each watches technical specifications:

Calibers: The Breitling Emergency has a Breitling 76 Caliber and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a Breitling 73 Caliber

Movement: Both watches a have SuperQuartz(tm), thermocompenstated quartz electronic movement however, the Breitling Emergency has a 12/24 hour LCD digital display with EOL indicator and the Breitling Emergency Mission has fast time zone change capabilities

Chronograph: The Breitling Emergency has a 1/100th second, max 23 hours 59 minutes 59,999 second chronograph. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a 1/10th second, 60 minutes, 12 hour chronograph with split times

Calendar: The Breitling Emergency has a digital calendar with programmed day and date for 4 years. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a dial aperture calendar.

Case: The Breitling Emergency has a Titanium case but is also available in 18 K yellow or white gold. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a steel case.

Water Resistance: The Breitling Emergency has 3 bars of water resistance including a working transmitter while under water. The Breitling Emergency Mission has 330 feet of water resistance.

Bezel: Both Breitling watches have a bidirectional bezel but the Breitling Emergency has a compass scale bezel and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a countdown bezel.

Crown: Both watches have two gasket crowns but the Breitling Emergency has a non screw-locked crown with a integrated push piece and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a screw-locked crown.

And that’s the major differences between the Breitling Emergency Watch and the Breitling Emergency Mission Watch.