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Inside Look at Breitling Watch The Chrono-Matic 49

Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 just catches your eye. The new 49 mm-diameter Chrono-Matic by Breitling was designed with accents from the 1960s and 1970s by adding angular lines, geometrical hands, square base, and the simple B symbol at 12 o’clock. My favorite part of the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 is the red-rimmed totalizers and second hand… they simply jump out as you glance at this Breitling watch.

This Breitling watch reflects back into time, but what’s new about Breitling’s Chrono-Matic 49? Well, the rotating pinion bezel is a black rubber-molded steel construction. One also can not overlook the bracelet, which almost looks like woven metal, and was designed only for the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch. If you really want to stand out from the crown try the Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch in a limited edition red gold, only 500 were made.

So what about the technical details of this Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch? The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch has a Breitling 14 caliber, self winding and high frequency movement, 28,8000 vibrations per hour, 40 jewels, dial aperture calendar, steel or 18k red gold case, 3 bars of water resistance, rotating pinion bezel, cambered and glareproofed sapphire crystal and both sides. The Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 watch also has a 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours chronograph.

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.