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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 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 Co-Pilot Watch

Breitling watches began with an obsession with aviation, that’s why aviation industry professionals all wear Breitling watches. That’s also why receiving a Breitling watch in the aviation industry is not only pledging your passion, but marks a time in your life where you dreams have come true. One watch that embodies those ideals is the Breitling Co-Pilot watch by providing aviation professionals and Breitling watch enthusiast an electronical watch that seamlessly juggles local time and flight times in one easy motion. The Breitling Co-Pilot is able to do this because it is designed with four separate display modes in order to allow pilots and professionals the option of switching easily between important timing statistics; the four modes on the Breitling watch include local time, chronograph, take-off time, and landing time.

When looking at the technical specifications of the Breitling co-pilot, it’s no wonder that the timing technology is possible.  The Breitling Co-Pilot watch has a Breitling 80 caliber and a Quartz electronic movement with a min. and sec (59min.59sec, then hrs/min., max) chronograph.  The Breitling watch case, depending on the wearer’s preference, comes in steel or titanium with a screwed in back allowing the Breitling Co-Pilot to sustain 100 m under water.

At 22 by 27.10 mm in diameter, the Breitling Co-Pilot also has sapphire glareproofed crystal on both sides to increase readability while flying on a clear and sunny day.

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.

Introducing Breitling Watches New Website

I ran into a pleasant surprise today, Breitling has a new website, totally redesigned from yesterday. Here are a few features that I like:

1. The Landing Page
Breitling new website’s landing page includes some links that were kind of hidden on the old site. In the top right corner you can quickly change the site language. In the top left corner there are quick links to Models, Retailers, Air Time, Technology, History, and Breitling For Bentley collection. At the bottom right corner the choices include Portfolio, Breitling World Time (more about this tomorrow), News, Contact, and the Breitling Copyright information.

2. Breitling Watch Model Display
On the old website the Breitling Models were displayed in the bottom and sometimes froze up and took up screen realestate. Now you can hover over the ‘All Models’ button and the Breitling models easily fade in and when you move the mouse it easily fades out of the interface.

3. Breitling Model Info More User Friendly
Breitling has also changed the way it gives you details about each of its models. Instead of a sometimes difficult flash interface, when you click on a model it you can easily look at the models Presentation, Versions, Technical Data, Bracelets, and the 360 degree view. Each click opens up a new menu with additional features.

Okay those are my three favorite features of the new site. However, there are two things that I wish they would have fixed:

1. The News Feature
You have to subscribe to Breitling to get upcoming news, however, you hardly ever get anything in your inbox. Breitling should feature news, products, and events on the website for easy access and to keep everyone updated.

2. Mozilla Firefox Functionality
One of my pet peeves with the Breitling website is that when using Mozilla Firefox somethings get cut off including words and pictures. That seems to have not been fixed, especially when a menu reaches out to the edges of the right, left, or bottom screen.

Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 3

In the 1st edition Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches (FPW2BW) we discussed Gordan Ramsey, Miles Davis, Bear Grylls and Criss Angel. In Part 2 of FPW2BW we discussed an astronaut, a baseball player, a former boy band member, and famous actor.

Here are three additional famous people who wear Breitling Navitimer watches:

Dave Chapelle
Yes, the controversial yet funny man Dave Chapelle wears a Breitling Watch. Dave Chapelle is the former host and star of Comedy Central’s most popular show, The Dave Chapelle Show, and on most days can be seen wearing a Breitling Navitimer.

John Travolta
I know this isn’t a surprise since John Travolta is known for supporting Breitling. As a certified pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and owning his jumbo jet, aviation is in his blood and he wouldn’t wear any other watch. Mostly seen in the Breitling Navitimer, but he wears just about anything Breitling

Simon Cowell

American Idol bad boy judge and a music producer Simon Cowell wears a Breitling Navitimer. Simon is known for his blunt comments on American Idol and not being afraid to hurt contestant’s feelings…

Stay tuned for Part Four of Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches.

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!

Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 2

In Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches Part 1 we focused on Gordon Ramsey, Bear Grylls, Miles Davis, and Criss Angel. Continuing out exploration of what famous individuals wear Breitling watches, here are four more famous individuals who love the brand.

Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut and legend, wears a Breitling Emergency Watch like other explorers and adventurers. Even in his younger years his Breitling Emergency watch graced his wrist on many occasions.

Cal Ripken Jr.
Everyone’s favorite Minor League Baseball Hall of Famer wears a Breitling watch. The “Iron Man” played a record 2,632 games in 16 season and is known for the MLB’s ” Most Creative Moment” in history. He usually wears a Breitling Colt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey loves his Breitling watches and is known for wearing a number of models. The singer is most known for his role in 98 Degrees and his marriage to singer Jessica Simpson.

Leonardo DiCaprio
One of my favorite actors and box office super earner wears a Breitling Chrono Avenger.

Stay tuned for Part Three of Famous People Who Wear Breitling Watches.