The Breitling Chronomat Collection
Introduced in 1984, when extra-thin quartz timepieces were the order of the day, Breitling placed a bold bet on an impressive mechanical watch that became an icon of its era. Nearly 40 years later, the Chronomat has been redesigned for a new generation of fans. Every chronograph in the new collection comes with legacy features that make it instantly recognisable: the signature rotating bezel highlighted by rider tabs, the interchangeable rider tabs at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, enabling the wearer to either a ‘count up’ or ‘count down’, and the highly recognisable stainless-steel integrated Rouleaux bracelet, with a butterfly clasp. The watches in the collection are powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, an in-house mechanical movement with power reserve of about 70 hours. Like all Breitling watches, the Chronomats are COSC-certified chronometers. Chronomat B01 42 has a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case with a choice of a silver, copper, or blue dial, with black contrasting chronograph counters. Chronomat Bentley celebrates Breitling’s partnership with the great British luxury car brand. It has a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case, with a green dial and black contrasting chronograph counters. Chronomat Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition has a blue dial featuring tone-on-tone sub-dials, and the Frecce Tricolori logo on the dial. This watch is limited to 250 pieces. For those who want to take sporty luxury to a whole new level, there is also a Chronomat B01 42 with a striking 18K red gold case, presented on a black rubber strap, with an 18K red gold folding clasp.
The Breitling SuperOcean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection
This collection takes its design inspiration from the brand’s original SuperOcean watches from 1957, that embodied the cool, laid-back surfing lifestyle of the 1950s and 1960s. The watches come with two dial options: a classic black dial or a blue dial, with a black vintageinspired leather strap, with a pin or folding buckle. They are also available with an integrated Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet. One of the standout design features of this model is its bidirectional concave stainless-steel bezel with an ultrahard scratch and shock-resistant ceramic bezel ring, whose luminescent dot at the 12 o’clock is an ideal feature for a dive watch. The timepieces in this collection are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of around 42 hours. The collection also features the SuperOcean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition, a watch that is all about colour. It has a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case and bidirectional rotating bezel with an ultrahard black ceramic bezel ring, and a black dial. But the real highlights are the splashes of colour marking the hours at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the dial, making it easier to read in different lighting conditions. The hour markers, and the hour and minute hands are coated with Super-Luminova in the rainbow graduation of colours.