The Breitling Chronomat holds a special place in the hearts of watch lovers around the world. A watch is a symbol of mechanical superiority and watchmaking prowess. It was originally released in 1984 when ultra-thin quartz watches were the hottest item on the market. However, Breitling had a different idea. The Swiss watchmaker has made the boldest move yet, releasing an impressive mechanical watch. The watch Chronomat proved to be a winner and eventually became something people associated with that era.
New Breitling Men’s Chronograph
More than 40 years later, Chronomat doesn’t seem in the mood to hang up its proverbial boot. The new Breitling Chronomat is available. This watch will appeal to contemporary watch lovers and enthusiasts. The new timepiece is designed to convey an aura of purpose, action and, of course, style.
For those who don’t know, the Breitling Chronomat is a true all-around sports watch. This watch can stand out on red carpets, official board meetings, and the occasional family gathering. In 1984, the Chronomat marked Breitling’s glorious return as a master of mechanical timekeeping, which was the foundation of the Swiss watchmaker’s entire reputation.
What does Chronomat stand for?
Chronomat’s nickname is the perfect combination of the terms “chronograph” of “Chrono” and “Automatic” “Matic”. Since its launch in 1984, this discount fake watch has been a regular in the Breitling watch catalogue. Mind you, this was an era when Japanese quartz movements wreaked havoc on the mechanical watch industry, and releasing a mechanical watch was considered a serious mistake. However, Chronomat proved otherwise.
what is new?
The Breitling Chronomat 2020 collection places special emphasis on the B01 series. There are multiple variants of the same to choose from. All new watches feature the Manufacture Calibre 01, which debuted exactly a decade ago alongside the Chronomat 01. The Calibre 01, as you’ve probably seen by now, is an excellent mechanism with a power reserve of up to 70 hours.
In terms of design, the new Chronomat has managed to retain the soul of the collection’s DNA. For example, this watch continues the tradition of rider tags at the quarter-hour markers (12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock). They have both an aesthetic and a functional purpose. The idea is to give the viewing user extra grip so that even if the user is wearing gloves, rotating the bezel isn’t a huge task.
These watches are water-resistant to 200 meters and feature Super-LumiNova luminescence for improved legibility.
what’s the difference?
Despite the design similarities, there are definitely some changes to the watch. For example, the housing size has been reduced from 44mm to 42mm in the past. Another major aesthetic tweak is the change to the bracelet. The earlier Chronomat had a “Pilot Style” bracelet, while the new 2020 Chronomat has a “Rouleaux Style” bracelet. This bracelet was last seen in the watchmaker’s Windrider collection.
Chronomat B01 42 – production model
Let’s start with the mass-produced Breitling Chronomat B01 42. The watch is available in silver, bronze, blue and black dial colors. The first three dials have black chronographs, while the black dials have silver chronographs.
Chronomat B01 42 – Bentley Edition
Next up is the Chronomat Bentley Limited Edition. The Swiss watchmaker has once again teamed up with long-time criminal partner Bentley to release a limited-edition timpeeice. The Chronomat Bentley Edition features a green dial and black chronograph. It has the same stainless steel body and steel Rouleaux bracelet, with “BENTLEY” engraved on the case back.
Chronomat B01 42 – Frecce Tricolori
The third watch is a commemorative model, inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch from 1983, which laid the groundwork for future Chronomat timepieces. A limited edition of 250 pieces will be available. The watch will feature a blue dial, synchronised tone registers, and a Frecce Tricolori logo in place of the Breitling logo in the usual position near the 12 o’clock mark.
Chronomat B01 42 – 18-K red gold and stainless steel
We now take a look at some of the more luxurious references in the new 2020 Chronomat watches. Breitling has something to offer those looking for a little luxury in a watch to differentiate themselves. The brand presents the B01 Chronomat 42mm 18ct Red Gold. In this model, the crown, pushers and rider tag are beautifully crafted in 18 karat red gold. The dial is silver with a tone chronograph.
The other two variants of this watch have a blue dial with tonal registers, and an anthracite-colored dial with black registers. The bezels on these models are also made of 18-karat red gold. The Rouleaux bracelet in both variants is also two-tone.
Chronomat B01 42 – 18-K red gold case and rubber strap
Finally, if you claim to be a purist and don’t like anything but red gold, Breitling fake has a 2020 B01 Chronomat 42 just for you. This watch features an 18-karat red gold case with a black rubber strap and an 18-karat red gold folding clasp. The timepiece offers an anthracite dial with a black chronograph subdial.