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
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
Sometimes I run across a Breitling watch that just takes my breath away, The Breitling Starliner above is one of those Breitling watches. The Breitling Starliner watch is the perfect amalgamation of technical expertise and amazing design all equaling up to Breitling’s “most feminine model”.
In order to explore the Breitling Starliner watch one must start with the case. Three bold Roman numerals stand like giants at the 12, 9, and 6 o’clock markers surround by star-like diamonds which gives this Breitling watch its name. Behind each Roman numeral, gold second markers stand towering like Kings on a raised platform looking down into a courtyard.
The beauty, as described above, is only enhanced by the technical specifications which include a Breitling 71 caliber, Thermocompensated SuperQuartz(TM) movement with battery end-of-life indication, 100 meter water resistance, bidirectional and ratcheted rotating bezel, and cambered sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides.
The Breitling Starliner watch is available in an array of versions including steel, two-tone, steel & rose gold, 18k yellow gold, and 500 limited edition Breitling watches in 18k rose; all shown below.
The Breitling Colt Oceane watch is the only 100% Breitling woman’s watch in Breitling Aeoromarine watch collection. Even though this Breitling watch has feminine elegance, it still has big boy specs including a chronometer-certified SuperQuartz™ movement and water resistance of up to 1,650 feet.
Finally, an actual ladies sports watch, that doesn’t fizzle out against men’s sport watches. So what exactly can you expect from this ladies Breitling sports watch?
Dial aperture calendar
Undirectional and ratcheted bezel
Screw-locked crown with two gaskets
Screwed in caseback
Sapphire glareproofed crystal…both sides
33.20 mm diameter
11.60 mm thickness
51.70 gram weight
16/14 mm interhorn width
There are six versions to the Breilting Colt Oceane watch:
Today I ran across two beautiful Breitling for Bentley Flying B diamond watches. The Breitling for Bentley’s Flying B watch is dedicated to the “winged B”, the mascot for British cars. All watches in the collection have a rectangular case and sophisticated design with an original display mode. Luxury is the main component of these two Breitling watches as the hour markers are sculpted from mother of pearl.
These two watches have been crafted in a red gold and white gold series with the best materials the watch industry has to offer. Both of these Breitling For Bentley Flying B watches have beveled sapphire crystal glareproofed sides and a chronometer certified by the COSC. The casebacks each have the legendary Bentley “Flying B” engraved on them. Each is water resistance of up to 100 meters with a screw-locked crown, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, and a Breitling Calibre 28B with jumping-hour mechanism.
Breitling For Bentley White Gold Flying B Diamond Watch
Breitling For Bentley Red Gold Flying B Diamond Watch
I love Breitling watches for their beauty, their uniqueness, and of course the style. Regardless of the rumors that Breitling watches are sophisticated pilot watches, they do have some pretty trendy models also.
Breitling’s Superocean Heritage 30 is one of those watches. It has a self-winding mechanical movement with at Breitling 37 caliber. The power reserve on this Breitling watch lasts up to 42 hours complete with 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Superocean Heritage by Breitling has 27 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel case, unidirectional bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, and is water resistance for up to 600 feet. Both sides are cambered sapphire and glareproof for a protected and glossy finish. My favorite is the blue and white version.
The Cockpit Lady watch by Breitling is another traditional watch but if you get it in the brown and steel with diamonds it’s an instant trendy hit with the same Breitling quality including at Breitling 71 caliber, SuperQuartz movement (termocompensated quartz electronic, EOL indicator), dial aperture calendar, and water resistance of up to 100 m. This Breitling watch also comes with a non screw-locked crown with three gaskets, screwed in back, unidirectional bezel, and sapphire as well as glareproofed on both sides.