Breitling Chronomat series received full overhaul and retro style in 2020
Its competitors are often insignificant. Many people postpone 2020 and novelty, Breitling maintains its best condition and launches a series of brand new watches without hesitation. The key is the 10 new Breitling Chronomat B01 42 watches launched in 2020, all redesigned.
Since its debut in 1984, the reliable, practical, and fashionable Breitling Chronomat has been among Breitling’s most beloved and successful series. Many of its iterations have succeeded in becoming the ideal multimeter, which combines Breitling’s iconic gorgeous appearance with a solid internal and external structure. Breitling Breitling Chronomat B01 42 series underwent a long-awaited overhaul in 2020, and appeared in the typical Breitling style, but not one or two, but a series of model variants and special editions. Let’s dive in.
I rarely add personal preferences to news reports, and most of the content will remain in the “Wrist Room” magazine, but I hope that Chronomat fans will understand that the first work of the first new Breitling Chronomat 2020 series is made by Written by Comrade Chronomat. In other words, I think Chronomat is the best all-round mechanical Breitling watch series in the 2000s and 2010s-that’s why I was very excited when I saw the bland update to the series two years ago, feel a little scared.
Now, I am happy to say that Breitling Chronomat has redesigned the new case and case dimensions, the new bracelet and the new dial, and the exciting appearance has been re-formed. All of this is in sync with Breitling ’s recent changes in direction (so far almost three years ago), which requires a more retro fusion of contemporary references. In the end, Chronomat is no exception. Chronomat 44’s bulky, shiny, brick-like charm is now readjusted to the 1980s atmosphere.
The 2020 new fake Breitling Chronomat B01 42 watch uses a 42 mm wide case with a thickness of 15.10 mm. It is particularly resistant to water and can withstand 20 bar, equivalent to 200 meters. If you have ever held a modern Chronomat chronograph watch, you will know that special, heavy, dense feeling-this is how the Breitling case is stamped over and over again. Some internal information, not in Breitling ’s current press release, but to some extent greatly contributed to Chronomat ’s unique “dense” feeling: The Chronomat case was stamped 15 times in two weeks, under a total pressure 875 tons, heated to 1,100 ° C (2,012 ° F) before each press. Yes, Chronomat always has some tips to achieve a particularly strong and reliable feeling.
In addition to the reduced diameter from 44 to 42, the aesthetic changes of the case are also great. They are straighter lugs and flatter bezels that can be restored to the original state. The knight tag is still there, God knows I have tried it, but I simply ca n’t see from the Breitling photos whether these tags are indeed knight tags that slide over the fixed bezel or slide with the integrated bezel when rotating ? It may not be the most basic “update” on more ordinary watches-but if I don’t want these rider tabs to work properly, I would not dare to call myself a Chronomat fan.
The case is made of all stainless steel; stainless steel, with 18k rose gold bezel, “lugs”, crown and buttons. The stainless steel on the bezel and bracelet is heavier in 18k rose gold; finally, there is a solid 18k rose gold case version-although there is no all-gold bracelet, it is paired with a 18k rose gold folding watch on the Black Diver Pro II rubber strap Deduction sale.
Rouleaux bracelet also brought amazing returns. Breitling did not mention this, but it was made of all stainless steel and two-tone stainless steel mixed with 18k rose gold, all fixed by butterfly buckles. Therefore, we will retain the judgment of the Roronaux bracelets of Chronomat 42 until we put them on when we are doing it or making a comment. Rows of slender chain links may mean flexibility and comfort, but once they are pulled into our hands, we cannot rule out hair pulling and noisy “operations.”
By 2020, a total of 10 different Breitling Chronomat B01 42 watches will be released. All versions are equipped with a Breitling B01 movement, with automatic winding, column wheel and vertical clutch.
The four all-steel conventional production models are equipped with silver, copper, blue or black background dials, and small dials with contrasting colors. The appearance of this “panda” is in line with Breitling’s recently introduced rules, that is, on conventional models, the presence of the internally manufactured B01 movement (and its variants) is indicated by the sub-dial of contrasting colors. The sub-dial of the chronograph equipped with ETA / Valjoux 7750 matches the background color of the dial. There is one exception to each rule, which is Breitling special edition copy watches: they will be equipped with monochrome dials that match the manufacturing movement.
Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition also pays off. As shown in the picture above, the first Frecce Tricolori version is a reference that inspired Chronomats to celebrate the brand ’s 100th birthday a year later. Therefore, in the countless candid iterations that Chronomat saw on its case, This is an important and notable change. years. It has a blue dial on a blue background, which is Frecce Tricolori at 12 o’clock.
Bentley has its own special edition, numbered AB01343A1L1A1, with a trademark green racing dial. This is what we saw in the work produced by Breitling-Bentley. Like every reference, the hands, index fingers, and black dial are shiny, and the Rouleaux bracelet is not missing.
In addition to the retro-style all-steel watch, which also contains some gold components, there are three references that contain a large amount of gold to increase the sense of luxury and the atmosphere of the 1980s. From the images of Breitling, the 18k yellow gold on the new Breitling Chronomat B01 42 looks great-although these (obviously) pleasingly, they do n’t want to completely copy the original, but I wonder if the 18k gold option will still jobs.
What Breitling has always done better than other companies is to find a nearly perfect balance between retro inspiration and modern style. All of these, especially the three two-tone version, have a unique retro style, but with obvious modern elements. In addition to good proportions, it also has a recognizable design and hopes that the series is known for its solid structure, and Chronomat has indeed been reshaped.
In 2020, the prices of Breitling Chronomat B01 42 watches are as follows:
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 steel version with silver, copper, blue or black dial (number AB0134101G1A1; AB0134101K1A1; AB0134101C1A1 or AB0134101B1A1)
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley, reference number AB01343A1L1A1
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Frecce Tricolori, reference number AB01344A1C1A1.
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 two-color version with a smaller gold tone, reference number IB0134101G1A1.
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 with gold bezel, reference number UB0134101C1U1 or UB0134101B1U1.
Finally, the Breitling Chronomat B01 42 made of 18kt solid rose gold with reference number RB0134101B1S1.