Breitling unveiled its latest novelties during its first-ever webinar yesterday. Hosted by CEO Georges Kern, he first addressed the current coronavirus crisis with a clear message of hope and looking forward to better days.
Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition with a black vintage-inspired leather strap
The new watches can already be purchased online, and will in time be available in all Breitling stores around the world and are available in some around the world already. Breitling is looking forward to a successful second half of 2020 and there are even more exciting novelties in the pipeline. Here we discover the latest additions to the Swiss watchmaker’s offering.
The Breitling Chronomat
The Chronomat was first introduced into Breitling’s offering in 1984 and now, almost 40 years later it has been redesigned with a modern appeal, inspired by the original.
The new Breitling Chronomat is an all-purpose sports watch that can be worn from day to night. It recalls the design of the 80s and features a replica of the eye-catching Rouleaux bracelet from the past. The iconic strap comes with a butterfly clasp that expresses modern-retro style. This watch introduces a new generation of chronograph timepieces at Breitling thanks to its versatility and stylish appeal meaning it can be worn for every occasion.
Every Chronomat in the collection has a signature rotating bezel highlighted by rider tabs that not only protect the crystal but make the manipulation of the bezel easier. The rider tabs at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, true to the original, are interchangeable, so the wearer can use them either for a “count up” or “count down” function.
There are a number of different sizes, materials and colour offerings available. The first has a 42-millimetre stainless-steel case with a choice of a silver, copper, or blue dial with black contrasting chronograph counters. It is also available with a black dial with silver contrasting chronograph counters.
The Chronomat Bentley celebrates Breitling’s partnership with the great British luxury car brand. It has a 42-millimetre stainless-steel case with a green dial and black contrasting chronograph counters. This watch features a “BENTLEY” engraving around the transparent sapphire caseback. The Chronomat Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition has a blue dial featuring tone-on-tone subdials and the Frecce Tricolori logo on the dial. This is limited to 250 pieces.
Those looking for something that extra bit special can opt for the Chronomat B01 42 fitted with an 18-carat red gold crown and pushers and a bezel with 18-carat red gold rider tabs, numerals, and indexes. This model has a silver dial with silver tone-on-tone subdials and a 42-millimetre stainless-steel case.
Another striking two-tone Chronomat features either an elegant blue dial with tone-on-tone chronograph counters or anthracite dial with black contrasting chronograph counters. It is highlighted by an 18-carat red gold ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel and an 18-carat red gold crown and pushers.
And last but not least, the Chronomat B01 42 comes with a striking 18-carat red gold case presented on a black rubber strap with an 18-carat red gold folding clasp. It has an anthracite dial with black contrasting chronograph counters.
The watches are powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, an in-house mechanical movement that delivers a power reserve of about 70 hours. The hands of every Chronomat B01 42 are coated with Super-LumiNova®, a luminescent material that enhances legibility in all lighting conditions. All of the models except for the Chronomat Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition have a red chronograph second hand, which also contributes to easy readability.
The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35
Historically Breitling’s offering of women’s watches have been hugely successful but it has been a while since they introduced a full line dedicated to women so this is an incredibly exciting launch. The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 timepieces are designed for the cosmopolitan woman. This elegant 35-millimetre design is understated and stylish but doesn’t compromise on functionality.
The Navitimer Automatic 35 is inspired by some of Breitling’s stylish watches from the fifties. It takes the design inspiration for its striking, sophisticated beaded bezel from the Navitimer Ref. 806. The clean three-hand dial is an affectionate nod to the Ref. 66, which was launched in the 1950s. The red-tipped second hand contributes to the watch’s excellent legibility.
The collection has a stylish solution to suit any taste. There are four different versions, each powdered by the Breitling Caliber 17, which delivers a power reserve of about 38 hours.
The first is offered with a 35-millimetre stainless-steel case with a choice of a blue dial presented with a blue alligator leather strap, a copper dial with a brown alligator leather strap, or a silver dial with a burgundy alligator leather strap. The straps feature a pin or folding buckle, and each version of the watch is also available on a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet with a folding clasp.
The second version also features a 35-millimetre stainless-steel case with a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers. It has a burgundy alligator leather strap with either a pin or folding buckle and is also available with a stainless-steel Navitimer bracelet with a folding clasp.
The watch is also available in two-tone with a 35-millimetre stainless-steel case and a luxurious 18-carat red gold bidirectional rotating bezel. Its white mother-of-pearl dial is highlighted by diamond hour markers, and the watch is presented on a brown alligator leather strap with a pin or folding buckle or a two-tone Navitimer bracelet in stainless steel and 18-carat red gold with a folding clasp.
Finally is the Navitimer Automatic 35 in 18-carat red gold with a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers. This striking watch is delivered with either a brown alligator leather strap with an 18 k red gold pin or folding buckle or an 18-carat red gold Navitimer bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage 57 Capsule Collection
The new Superocean Heritage 57 Capsule Collection is for those who like to express cool, laid-back style. Inspired by the cool mood of the fifties and sixties this capsule collection is produced in a limited number of pieces for a limited time. Each watch in the collection is a modern retro interpretation of a classic sea watch that embodies the laid-back lifestyle associated with surfers and beachcombers.
The collection is available with two dial options. One has a classic black dial and is presented on a black vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buckle, while the other has a blue dial and is equipped with a brown vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buckle. Both are also available on a stainless steel bracelet. There is also a two-tone version featuring a bidirectional rotating bezel in 18 k red gold with a black ceramic ring.
The timepieces in the Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition
The Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition shares some unmistakable design DNA with its cousins in the Capsule Collection, but it takes its cool credentials a couple of steps further. This watch is all about colour and features a rainbow-style colouring on the dial.
The hour markers and the hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova® in rainbow graduation of yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, red, and orange. This makes the watch particularly easy to read in a range of lighting conditions.
Your Limited Edition can be matched to a vibrant Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap, which can be purchased separately in one of six colour combinations: blue with dark blue stripes and lining, light blue with dark blue stripes and lining, yellow with orange stripes and lining, grey with black stripes and lining, red with black stripes and lining, and green with black stripes and lining.
All of the watches are now available at Breitling’s e-commerce platform and will be available throughout stores worldwide, as the markets begin to open once again.