This specific version features a stainless steel case with a platinum bezel plate matched to an Ice Blue dial. Available with a rubber strap only, this Chronomat is powered by the in-house Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Stainless Steel Platinum Ice Blue Manufacture Caliber 01, a COSC-certified chronometer.
Presented in stainless steel, the Chronomat features a 42 mm case and the iconic bezel with the four rider tabs. This specific version features a special platinum bezel plate matched to an Ice Blue dial. Available with a rubber strap only, this Chronomat is powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, a COSC-certified chronometer.
Breitling’s all-purpose watch for your every pursuit, at home both on the red carpet and at the beach. Introduced in 1984, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Stainless Steel Platinum Ice Blue centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph. Nearly forty years later, the Chronomat is set to appeal to men and women of purpose, action and style.
Chronomat. Breitling’s all-purpose watch for your every pursuit, at home both on the red carpet and at the beach. Introduced in 1984, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph. Nearly forty years later, the Chronomat is set to appeal to men and women of purpose, action and style.
The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Stainless Steel Platinum Ice Blue Chronomat B01 42 Bentley followed in 2020. Like the Centenary Chronograph, this model honors Bentley’s 100th anniversary. It features a 42-mm stainless steel case and a striking green sunburst dial with applied bar indices.
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For as long as we can remember, the Breitling Chronomat has held a significant place in the brand’s history. It was first released in the 1940’s and was one of the first in the world to boast a slide-rule bezel. Nevertheless, for most watch aficionados, the most notable Chronomat was one released in 1984 during a time when extra-thin quartz watches were the order of the day. In 1983, Breitling released the Frecce Tricolori chronograph, a mechanical timepiece designed in collaboration with the Italian aerial squadron of the same name. Its versatility was evident as its tachymeter scale caught the interest of Formula 1 teams anda its reversable rider tabs made it the perfect watch for regattas. Then for the 100th anniversary of Breitling in 1984, Ernest Schneider decided to create a new icon which he saw in the face of the Chronomat Frecce Tricolori.
Rather than following the herd and designing another quartz watch, Schneider took the courageous path and went against the increasing dominance of thin quartz watches with the release of an all-new Bretiling Chronomat. The 1984 watch became a huge success and was a key influence in bringing mechanical watches on trend again. This time, the name Chronomat expressed something entirely different, with the combination of words “chronograph” and “automatic” making up its name. The new collection of Breitling Chronomat B01 42 watches for 2020 pay tribute to their predecessor with a reinstated vintage Rouleaux bracelet, interchangeable rider tabs on the bezel and the staple Breitling B01 in-house mechanical movement.
Although not an entirely faithful re-edition, the Breitling Chronomat B01 42 has managed to balance the perfect amount of vintage aesthetic with modern improvements. The 42mm stainless steel case looks almost exact to the original with integrated lugs, robust shoulders, and a bevelled rounded crown. The pushers and crown protection have been modernised slightly for better integration and to improve the water resistant rating to 200 metres.
Breitling and Bentley have worked together since 2003 when Bentley Motors entrusted the Swiss watch brand to design an onboard clock for their flagship model, the Continental GT. However, it seems the car and watch manufacturer’s history succeeds even that with a personal connection tracing back to the 1940’s. Willy Breitling, the inventor of the second chronograph pusher and the grandson of Breitling founder Leon Breitling, was a huge Bentley fan and was known to have owned several Bentleys that he would drive on the roads between Geneva and Le Chaux-de-Fonds.