A pair of ultra-large chronographs inspired by the 80s that can be used for flight.
At this time last year, Breitling relaunched the Chronomat series (32, 36 and 42mm models respectively), and now, Breitling has launched a full-fat product, the new Super Chronomat is housed in a case up to 44mm. This new size covers several new versions, including a version with a UTC module bracelet, an 18k rose gold version, and a pair of references using Breitling’s rare four-year calendar.
The new Super Chronomat is a “large and responsible” physical performance, a classic Breitling, and a tribute to the brand’s long-standing dominance in the field of super large pilot chronographs.
For Breitling, the tool table is a core competency. And I think that when brands are not afraid of themselves, they will play their best role. They have eye-catching displays, bright colors, polished surfaces, baroque crowns, knight labels, ana-digi layout and unique High-quality bracelet. The result doesn’t always suit my wrist, but the brand has an incredibly long history in sports watches, and the return of Chronomat does not represent its postmodern heritage, but more modern things.
The original cheap Breitling Chronomat was born in 1984 as a tribute to the 39mm fascination with fast-flying jets in this era. The chronograph is based on a design designed for the Italian jet team Frecce Tricolori in 1983. It tells the story of the “Top Gun” era (1986) and the start of the “Blue Angel” flight of the Madonnall Douglas F/A-18 Hornet ( It was also in 1986).
As a boy born in this era (also in 1986), the pinnacle of my social calendar is attending an air show-memories of some of my earliest cool watches are printed on the ground of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Fashionable citizens, stoic precision, a large number of Rolexes, and of course a bold Breitling.
Super Chronomat was launched in 2021, using the original design from the 80s and lighting the afterburner. Available versions include black or blue Super Chronomat B01 44 (you can choose rubber, steel or steel with the Super rad UTC module), 18k rose gold B01 chronograph, brown dial and bezel (again, you can choose a bracelet) Or rubber), and the Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar in black or blue/two-tone (the same choice of rubber or steel).
The pure chronograph (named B01) is 44 mm wide and 14.45 mm thick. It has a back plate with a back cover, 200 meters water resistance, and is equipped with Breitling’s B01 automatic COSC certified chronograph movement, with column wheels and Vertical clutch. The bezel uses ceramic inserts (for the first time on Chronomat), and the three and nine rider buckles are interchangeable so that the bezel can be used for a period of time or countdown (this is a feature of the original Chronomat).
As for the Super Chronomat 4-year calendar, the size remains at 44mm, but the thickness is increased to 14.55mm. Water resistance as low as 100 meters, this time-honored Chronomat uses Breitling’s Calibre 19 movement. Calibre 19 movement based on ETA 2892-A2 has appeared in several past models of Breitling. It uses modules not only to provide a chronograph, but also to provide a calendar movement, which can solve all problems outside the except year.
Like most complex calendars (especially those packaged in sports watches), there are many things to do in terms of dial design, and most subdials are performing dual duties to track the 12-hour chronograph and date, date , Month and moon phase. This is an uncommon way of calendar implementation, but I am very attractive because it provides most permanent calendars without paying all fees. To be clear, Calibre 19 (sometimes identified as 1461 by Breitling) is not an annual calendar (it needs to be adjusted annually). On the contrary, as the name suggests, the “four-year calendar” only needs to be adjusted on February 29.
In addition to functionality, I know that the 44mm size is too big for my taste (I will never be a 40mm aerospace kind of person), Super Chronomat looks good, but more importantly, it looks like It is a suitable piece of Breitling.
The new Super Chronomat is particularly attractive to buyers of certain types who want large, luxurious, well-made chronographs-discount watch such as Chronomat (super or other) help maintain Breitling’s competition with brands such as IWC and Omega .
Model: Super Chronomat B01 44 & Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar
Thickness: 14.45 (B01), 14.55 (Four-Year Calendar)
Case Material: Steel or 18k red gold
Dial Color: Varied
Water Resistance: 200 meters (B01), 100 meters (Four-Year Calendar)
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel, 18k red gold, or rubber. Optional stainless steel bracelet with UTC module.
Super Chronomat B01 44
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Functions: Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, 12-hour chronograph with central seconds, date
Diameter: 30 mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Notes: Movement uses both a column wheel and a vertical clutch
Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar
Caliber: Breitling Caliber 19
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Notes: Based on an ETA 2892-A2 with a calendar module and a vertical clutch