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A Closer Look – The Breitling Blackbird Men’s Watch

Breitling Blackbird watches are designed based on Breitling’s flagship model the Chronomat. The Blackbird comes with a black dial only, hence the name. But the Breitling Blackbird watch isn’t black just because of the name; the black also enhances the large hands and oversized luminescent hour-markers.

The Breitling Blackbird watch has a Breitling 44 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement, power reserve up to a minimum to 42 hours, 1/4th second chronograph, 28 800 vibrations per hour, 38 jewels in a steel and 18k white gold case, water resistance for up to 10000 m… gold 100 m, bidirectional ratcheted bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, cambered sapphire crystal which is glare proofed on both sides and it is 43.70 mm in diameter.

This amazing Breitling watch comes in a variety of versions:

  • steel case with black dial and pilot bracelet in steel
  • steel case with black dial, Diver Pro strap, and tang-type buckle
  • steel case with black dial, Leather strap, and tang-type buckle
  • steel case, black dial, Ocean Racer strap, Ocean Racer clasp
  • limited edition selfwinding chronograph with 18k white gold case, black dial, and 18k white gold Pilot bracelet

Breitling Watches – Colt GMT

The Breitling Colt GMT

For Breitling’s watch The Breitling Colt GMT, the name says it all.  The name Colt stands for “a range of products characterized by exemplary ruggedness and reliability” and GMT, an abbreviation for Greenwich Mean Time, or zero degrees longitude.

This Breitling watch as a lot of hidden attitude that any Breitling watch owner would love.  The Breitling Colt GMT can indicate a second time zone using an additional hour hand… discreetly and efficiently.  This is a very handy feature especially when trying to figure out times like 12am and 12pm in different time zones.  This Breitling watch also has an astounding water resistance of up to 1,650 ft!

The Breitling Colt GMT has some other features too, including a self-winding mechanical movement, power reserve for a minimum of 42 hours, 28,000 vibrations per hour, 21 luxurious jewels, steel case, unidirectional bezel, screw-locked crown, screwed in caseback, and sapphire and glare-proofed crystal on both sides.

This Bretiling watch comes in 6 different versions as seen below.. which is your favorite?
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, leather strap tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, blue dial, professional bracelet in steel
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, blue dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, black dial, professional bracelet in steel
Breitling Colt GMT in steel case, silver dial, leather strap, tang-type buckle

Trendy Breitling Watches for Men and Women

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.

Replacing Your Breilting Watch Band

A popular topic for Breitling watch owners is where purchase and how change their Breitling watch bands.

Replacing your Breitling watch band becasue of damage or for a new look is easy.

  1. Make sure your new Breitling watch band matches the style of your Breitling watch
  2. Make sure you choose a size that is the perfect fit for your Breitling Watch by using a watch band size chart.  Most Breitling watch bands come in 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm. In order to tell which size band you will need for your Breilting watch you should measure the space between the lugs of your Breitling.  Lugs are simply where your Breiting watch band attaches to your Breilting watch. If you need help The Watch Prince  has a very useful conversion chart that will help you measure distance between the lugs on your Breitling watch.
  3. Each Breitling band should come with some sort of warranty that protects it in case of damage or simple wear and tear.
  4. Make sure you are careful when switching out your Breitling watch band, or leave it to your local jeweler.  For a step by step guide on changing the band yourself, The Watch Prince also gives great tips including placing your Breitling watch band on cloth or a soft surface before working and using the right tools need to easily manuever the switch.

How To Spot A Fake Breitling

In the 1980’s very good replicas and fake Breitling watches began to make their way into the market.  Most of them were the Breitling Aviator and Sports divers watch, Crosswind, Navitimer, and Fighter.  Unfortunately for consumers, buying a real Breitling watch can be disastrous because the fakes are actually really good.

One of the best ways to spot a fake is to look at the logo.  If the logo is printed, most likely it is not a real Breitling watch.  However, if the logo is embossed you are one step closer to the genuine thing.

Looking at the logo is only one way to spot a fake Breitling. If a Breitling is genuine the window for the date is large and will overlap into the second and the minute hands.

Additionally, a genuine Breitling’s dial will always have a perfect anchor, most replicas have an imperfect anchor which lacks polish.

Another way to spot a fake is to focus on the center dial.  The pin that holds the center dial together should be the same color as the dial, usually silver.  A Breitling without this attribute is a fake.

If you come across a really good Breitling replica, and all of the above have passed. There is another sure fire way to discover if it is a fake. The inner bezel should smoothly blend into the dial.  If bezel is rough, a complete drop, has a distinct black line, or has no bezel at all, it is a fake. Also, notice how the subdials on the fake is raised, the subdials on a genuine Breightling is never raised.

Always remember to examine your Breitling thoroughly before buying to insure  you receive a wonderful watch that can last for generations to come.

Breilting Chronomat Facelift Part 1

The Chronomat gets a serious facelift from Breitling and we just can’t cover this new Breitling luxury watch all in one blog posts. One of Breitling’s most loving watches goes under a serious operation and comes out of the operating room looking stunning.

We are talking about the new Breitling Chronomat B01 with a 100% in-house chronograph movement:

The Case: The case of the new Breitling Chronomat B01 has a elongated profile that molds the wearers wrist for a perfect fit. Aviation always being the theme, the unidirectional rotating bezel focuses on the need for flight and drive times by incorporating engraved numerals.

The Dial: The dial is stunning and the options are endless. You can get the dial in an hour marker or Roman numeral version. The design mixes a number of colors and materials to not only enhance the appeal of the watch but to increase visibility.

The Guts: We call the motor the guts because without good guts… well the watch would be nothing. The new Caliber B01 has some amazing features just like the older Breitling Chronomat luxury watches which can be traced all the way back to 1884. The Chronometer-certified watch has gone through 15 days of testing to make sure it received the coveted COSC certification like all Breitling watches. The result? 1,650 feet of water resistance, reliability, amazing precision.

Stay tuned as we delve deeper into Breitling’s new watch the Breitling Chronomat B01 in this 3 part series.

Breitling Bentley Mark VI for Spring

When it comes to Breitling luxury watches, picking a spring luxury watch can be hard. Of course one option is to just add a bright leather Breitling watch bracelet to your Breitling watch case. However, if you do have in your budget to buy a Breitling luxury watch for spring, The Breitling Bentley mark VI Men’s Automatic Watch Chronograph Watch.
breitling mark vi discount luxury watch
The Breitling Bentley Mark VI Men’s Automatic Watch has a stainless steel case with a platinum bezel and the perfect color dial for Spring… cream. Additionally features include embossed with the winged b, stainless steel strap, screwed own crown, solid 950 platinum bezel, bidirectional bezel function, chronograph subdial use function, silver tone luminous hand indicators and hand markers, scratch resistant sapphire, automatic chronometer movement, 42 hour power reserve, date calendar at 6 o’clock marker, and 100 m of water resistant.

This Breitling luxury watch is from The Watchery, the number one seller of genuine discounted luxury watches online.

Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s Automatic Watch

When Breitling took on the aviation industry by providing watches that could help pilots navigate the skies; no one ever suspected that Breitling watches would make a journey that billions of people on the earth would never make, the journey to the moon.

The Breitling Cosmonaute Men’s automatic watch, like the one below with a black dial and stainless steel case, did just that.

This Breitling watch has a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, tachometer scale, black dial, silver chronograph sub dial functions, luminous hand indicators and hour markers, scratch resistant crystal, automatic movement, 41 mm case width, date calendar between the four and five o’clock markers, double locking foldover clasp, and 30 meters of water resistance.

Breitling for Bentley Motors Mens Watch

Breitling for Bentley is the most popular watch brand made by collaboration between watch makers and the automotive industry. Of course, many have tried to partner, but few have received the prestige of Breitling for Bentley Watches.

Breitling for Bentley watches are not the only part of the partnerships. Bentley cars, such as the Bentley Continental series also carry Breitling clocks on their dashboards. As a result, a cult following of watch enthusiast has been searching high and low to get their hands on the Breitling for Bentley watches. The new partnership is based on the craftsmanship of Bentley automobiles and the watch making talents of Breitling.

A perfect example of this partnership is the Breitling for Bentley Motors Men’s Automatic watch. This particular Breitling watch has a stainless steel case with green dial dad brown leather strap.
breitling for bentley motors watchAdditional specifications of this Breitling watch include a screwed down crown, bidirectional rotating bezel, silver chronograph sub dial functions, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, automatic chronometer movement, date calendar at the 3 o’clock marker, 46.5 mm case width, deployment buckle clasp, and a slide rule with computes airborne calculations such as fuel consumption, climbing times, and mileage conversions.

Innovative Breitling watch display creates buzz

Luxury watch sellers are getting pretty creative lately, accroding to Retail Jeweller Magazine, Leicester jewellery retailer Lumbers has found a unique way to display thier Breilting watches. A custom made display.

The display was created by Briley Manufacturing and its basically a 3 sided frame inside glass with graphics and backlighting. Sounds simple, right? No… Birley Manufacturing, who has been provindg the retail industry with interior solutions for 133 years, says that it was the first job like it for its company and that the case was probably the most innovative display you will see. According to them:

“The design and manufacturing process required for this project demonstrates the high degree of bespoke and specialist interior fittings which Birley can offer. The new display replaced a more traditional structure and was installed over a weekend.”

We can’t find a better image of the display or the Breitling watches, but if you are in the area and you happen to be able to get an image of one.. let us know!