The new Breitling Chronomat is a multisport watch that recalls the return of mechanical timekeeping in the 1980s and Breitling's role as a pioneer of the chronograph. A distinctive Rouleaux bracelet brings a stylish retro vibe to the wrist, while the modernly manufactured Caliber 01 movement points the way to the future. We reviewed it in this feature from our March-April 2021 issue.
This watch occupies an important place in the history of Breitling. Unique elements are re-presented. Combined with the modern technology embodied in its movement, the Chronomat has evolved into a multisport replica watches for sale.
When Breitling relaunched the Chronomat in 1984, it sent a clear signal — it heralded the return of the mechanical watch, which had all but disappeared during the quartz crisis of the 1970s. Breitling already used the name "Chronomat" in the 1940s, as a combination of "chronograph" for the stopwatch function and "mathematical" for the slide rule, which later became the Navitimer logo. But in 1984, the term gained an additional meaning: the first two syllables continued to refer to the stop-time function of "chronograph," but now the third syllable suggested "automatic," referring to the mechanical automatic movement that drives the timepiece , an era when quartz watches were all the rage. Originally powered by the Valjoux Caliber 7750 introduced in 1973 and later brought back into production by ETA.
It took another quarter of a century before Breitling launched its own chronograph movement. Caliber 01 debuted in 2009 in the prestigious Chronomat watch. Today, this robust movement is almost taken for granted and plays a major role in numerous Breitling chronographs in various modifications, so we would like to remind our readers of some of its exceptional qualities.Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON
A movement suitable for everyday use Caliber 01 is a column wheel chronograph with vertical coupler. Thanks to the modern technology used in the production of modern column wheels, the task of manufacturing column wheels is far less daunting than it used to be. The vertical coupling ensures a clean start of the stopwatch function without the initially notorious chatter of the seconds hand. Unlike traditional systems that have separate chronograph hours, here the coupling itself creates the connection to the counters that chronograph seconds, minutes and hours. The patented self-centering system of the cardioid lever for the zeroing function is equally innovative. This mechanism also ensures that the chronograph cannot be damaged by incorrect handling, for example, triggering a return-to-zero command without first stopping the chronograph. The calendar mechanism also prevents misuse. It is designed so that the user can reset the date at any time of the day or night without damaging the mechanism. The basis of this is an almost instantaneous date change: Our test watch automatically advanced to the new date about three minutes before midnight. With an eye toward future GMT and World Time models, the basic structure of the date display supports the option of resetting the date backwards via the manual setting function.
The Caliber 01 inside the Chronomat not only offers a 70-hour power reserve, now considered the most advanced movement of the modern era, but also, like all Breitling watches, has a chronometer certificate. Visible through a piece of sapphire crystal in the screw-down case back, the Caliber 01 lasted days and weeks in our test watch with virtually no deviation, whether the mainspring was fully wound or already somewhat wound. Slack also regardless of whether the chronograph is turned on or off.discount replica watch
for measuring short intervals The front consists of a solid stainless steel case measuring 42.94 mm in diameter and 15.23 mm high with a rotating bezel that snaps into place in half-minute increments and can only be rotated counterclockwise. This feature—along with a pressure resistance of 20 bar (200 meters) and a screw-down onion-shaped crown—makes the Chronomat a diver's watch. Four unique cursors return from the 1980s. Not only do they make the bezel easy to grip and therefore safe to use, but they are also interchangeable. It takes a bit of effort to remove and reinsert them, but the rotating ring can be used as a countdown bezel if you swap the 15 and 45 minute verniers. The latest calibration on the upper part of the bezel makes the countdown easy to read. In the past, the Chronomat's countdown function was only available to yachtsmen.
Two oval pushers operate the chronograph, and the screw-down onion-shaped crown ensures water resistance to 200 meters.
If you look closely below the tachymeter scale, you'll see red numbers and strokes dividing the minutes into 100 increments. Connoisseurs will recognize this detail from early Breitling models. It can be used for industrial timekeeping as it displays minutes in decimal format. For example, it displays weekdays as 7.75 hours instead of 7 hours and 45 minutes. Combined with the central seconds hand, for example, an interval of 36 seconds can also be read as 0.6 minutes, during which the car travels at an average speed of 100 kilometers per hour.Replica Franck Muller Watches
The elapsed seconds are precisely indicated by a slender red hand that extends just to the flange and terminates in a kite-shaped tip filled with luminous material. As a precursor to the chronograph, all other hands related to the stopwatch function also glow in the dark. Indicators for the regular time display, including the running seconds hand and faceted hour appliqués, are also illuminated—a welcome but rare detail.
The latest generation of the Breitling Chronomat is equipped with the brand's typical Rouleaux bracelet, consisting of long cylindrical links with rounded tips (hence the nickname "bullet bracelet").
A sporty all-rounder with retro style and modern design Two oval pushers trigger the chronograph functions. Their styling is modern and, unlike their predecessor model counterparts, they are less restrained. This modern detail contrasts with the vintage vibe added by the integrated Rouleaux bracelet, which returns for the first time since 1984. Their edges, like the connecting elements, are polished. The scroll wheel is connected to a functional double folding clasp with lateral buttons. The Chronomat 01 thus fulfills the requirements of the sporty all-rounder down to the last detail.cheap watches for sale
Specification: Manufacturer: Breitling Chronometrie SA, Allée du Laser 10, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland Reference number: AB0134101C1A1 Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph (central seconds, 30-minute and 12-minute counters elapsed hours), date, tachymeter scale, screw-down crown, unidirectional rotating with lock in place and with interchangeable verniers bezel Movement: Breitling 01, automatic winding, 28,800 vph, 47 jewels, COSC certification, copper-beryllium balance, Nivarox hairspring, fine adjustment via eccentric screw, Kif shock absorption, 70-hour power reserve, diameter = 30.0 mm, height = 7.20mm Case: Stainless steel mirror with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 200 24 hours, fully wound/after 24 hours): On wrist +0.8 dial up -0.8 / -1.1 dial down +1.5 / +1.1 crown up -1.0 / -2.2 crown down +2.4 / +1.5 Crown to the left +0.5 / - 0.3 maximum deviation 3.4 / 3.7 average deviation +0.5 / -0.2 average amplitude: flat position 315° / 303° hanging position 284° / 266° dimensions: diameter = 42.94 mm, lug width = 22 mm, height = 15.23 mm, weight = 200.0 g Variations: Silver, Copper or Black Dial (Ref. AB0134101G1A1, AB0134101K1A1, AB0134101B1A1); Bentley Edition (Ref. AB01343A1L1A1); Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition (Ref. AB01344A1C1A1); Rose Gold or Steel and Rose Gold Versions.