I have always felt that the styles of men’s watches are more diverse, including sports watches, diving watches, formal watches, etc. You can easily find watches that are suitable for different occasions. On the other hand, the look of women’s watches is relatively simple, and they are all delicate and feminine models. It’s not bad, but for some female cousins like me who prefer a neutral style, the style does not match.
I remember that Breitling released a new mechanical chronograph in April this year. The new watches in this series are highly recognizable. The watch’s eye-catching butterfly buckle roller-ball stainless steel bracelet and the iconic rotating bezel with bezel indicator all appropriately show Breitling’s modern retro style.
This watch is very different from the previous Breitling style, no matter the workmanship, dial design, color matching, it gives people a refreshing feeling. When I saw this real object, I also felt very “poisonous”, especially the roller ball stainless steel bracelet can be said to be a very finishing touch. I also tried it on. The visual effects and wearing experience are very good. However, it is a male watch and I can only enjoy the eye addiction.
But the surprise comes later. In October, the women’s mechanical chronograph will also be online. The shape of this watch is quite similar to the men’s mechanical chronograph. The design of some essential parts has also been adjusted according to the size of the dial to make the watch look more harmonious. Let’s take one of the 36 mm blue discs as an example to take a closer look. (Watch model: A10380101C1A1)
This watch is not weak and sweet, on the contrary, it feels capable and full of power. With a diameter of 36 mm, this watch is decorated with a blue dial with sun radiation patterns and a stainless steel case, which is very classic and durable.
The overall layout on the board is simple and elegant, with Breitling’s iconic “B” logo at 12 o’clock, and a calendar window at 6 o’clock. Matching with the dial are silver bar-shaped hour markers and hands. The hour markers are three-dimensionally convex. The top of the second hand adopts the shape of the Breitling logo, which is highly recognizable.
In addition, the hour markers and hands have luminous coating, which is convenient for reading the time quickly in dark environments.
From the side, you can see that the case has been brushed. The overall line of the watch is smooth and smooth, and the thickness of 10 mm is relatively moderate. It feels very comfortable to try it on.
The “B” brand logo is engraved on the crown on one side of the watch, and the surrounding texture plays an effective anti-slip effect.
The most eye-catching thing is the Rouleaux roller bead bracelet. It is the existence of this bracelet that makes the watch three-dimensional and tough. This kind of bracelet was more common in the 1980s, and the shape of the bracelet is so different that it is unforgettable.
The 36 mm size watch we saw is equipped with a Breitling 10 movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. In addition to the blue dial, there are white, light green, midnight blue or copper colors, and there are also inlays. Divided into diamond and non-diamond styles. But it should be noted that the 32mm size is equipped with a quartz movement.
Having said that, when Breitling released the new watch this time, it also formed a Breitling Spotlight Action Team, namely Charlize Theron (Charlize Theron), Misty Copeland (Misty Copeland) and Yao Chen. These three women are all women. The leaders in their respective fields of expertise have broken the deep-rooted gender stereotypes in their respective fields, and this tougher watch fits their style very well.
With the continuous growth of female users, brands may need to spend more thoughts on the design of female watches. Women have never been only a single style of femininity and elegance. Edges and personality are also part of the needs. I hope that later watches can see a variety of aesthetics and give users more choices.