The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged All-Purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged All-Purpose Sports Watch From Breitling The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged All-Purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

 

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged All-Purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch that the brand created for the hotshots in the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the new Breitling Super Chronomat is a supercharged, all-purpose sports watch that’s elegant enough for the evening, as well as daytime activities.

Breitling CEO Georges Kern says of the new timepiece: “This is a watch you’ll get noticed in, without having to worry about it. The watch is tough enough for every pursuit, but it won’t get in the way of your sense of style”.

True to the design of the original Chronomat, the rider tabs protect the sapphire crystal. The ones at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock are interchangeable, so the wearer can use them for countdowns as well as countups, and with a case measuring 44mm, the Breitling Super Chronomat collection is the boldest of its kind. Key new features of the timepiece include a stainless-steel bezel with a ceramic insert – a first on a Chronomat – plus the choice of a Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap or iconic metal bracelet with butterfly clasp. The new rubber strap is created with state-of-the-art injection molding techniques, and it’s three distinct textures – matte, slick and woven-looking – give it remarkable depth.

Three Colour Schemes

Available in three versions – two are encased in stainless steel with blue or black dial-and-bezel combinations, the third is a rich brown dial-and-bezel combination with a case in 18K red gold – the Breitling Super Chronomat B01 models all feature contrasting silver chronograph counters and are powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve. The Super Chronomat is also water-resistant to 200m.

Once Every Leap Year

As the name implies, the Breitling Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar watch has a semi-perpetual calendar mechanism that needs adjusting just once every leap year – or every 1461 days. Available in two versions: black dial with tone-on-tone chronograph counters, a stainless-steel bezel with a black ceramic bezel insert, and 18k red gold elements, or blue dial featuring tone-on-tone chronograph counters and a bezel in 18K red gold with a blue ceramic insert, the Breitling Super Chronomat Four-Year Calendar watch is water resistant up to 100m and powered by the Breitling Caliber 19 COSC-certified chronograph movement, with day, date, month and moon phase indicators.

An Icon Of Its Era

When Breitling introduced its Chronomat timepiece in 1984, it signified the comeback of mechanical Swiss timepieces after quartz watches had dominated the market throughout the 1970s. The impressive mechanical watch proved to be a winner – challenging its skinny quartz watch rivals with its bold proportions and quickly became an icon of its era.

The Chronomat also helped Breitling celebrate its centenary in style, marking the return of the mechanical chronograph on which the brand had built its global reputation. The technical legacy, combined with particularly stylish design codes, made the Chronomat the ultimate sport-chic watch of its time. Today, it’s doing it again for everyday superheroes in pursuit of the next great adventure.


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