The Chronomat holds a significant place in Breitling history since its introduction in 1984. Nearly 40 years later, the redesigned Chronomat is set to appeal to today’s generation of men and women of purpose, action, and style.
The new Breitling Chronomat is an all-purpose sports watch, at home, on the red carpet or at the beach. When the Breitling Chronomat was launched in 1984, it marked a welcome return to mechanical Swiss watches, which had all but disappeared when quartz watches dominated the marketplace.
Breitling had used the name Chronomat for some of its 1940s watches, and, in those early days, the word was a portmanteau of “chronograph for mathematics”. The 1984 Chronomat expressed something different: “chronograph” and “automatic”, a name that called attention to the self-winding mechanical movement powering the watch.
Each chronograph in the new collection is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, an in-house mechanical movement that delivers a power reserve of about 70 hours.
Like all Breitling watches, the Chronomats are COSC-certified chronometers. All of the models are water-resistant to 20 bar (200 meters).
Movement: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Display: hour, minute, second, date window.
Case: stainless steel, 18 k red gold
Dial: Silver, copper, or blue with black contrasting chronograph counters; black with silver contrasting chronograph counters; green with black contrasting chronograph counters; blue with tone-on-tone chronograph counters; silver with tone-on-tone chronograph counters; blue with tone-on-tone chronograph counters or anthracite with black contrasting chronograph counters. Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands.