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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.

Breitling Watches 2008

Most Breitling watches loved by enthusiast are classics like the Breitling Navitimer watch or the popular Breitling for Bentley watch. However, 2008 has brought some new Breitling watches that are destined to be new classics for a different generation.

The Breitling Cockpit watch collection has a new design that is meant to blend the Breitling Cockpit watch with the Breitling Lady Cockpit watch. The watch design combines modern with classic by using large Roman numerals at 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and at 12 o’clock. See the video below from The Breitling Source for a visual overview.

The Breitling Superocean Heritage watch is was designed as a professional Breitling diver’s watch and is used by diving enthusiast everywhere. The Breitling Superocean Heritage watch is a tribute to the old model by carrying the Breitling watch signature in 18-carat gold. The video below from The Breitling Source goes shows a great review of this Breitling watch.

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!