Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44

Ever since the current CEO Georges Kern took over the helm of Breitling, the brand has revamped several of its model lines and ventured into new terrain. Last year Breitling revived their Chronomat with 32, 36 and 42mm models. Now they’ve taken it a step “bigger” by releasing the new “Super Chronomat” in a 44mm case. Several iterations of this collection have been updated, including a UTC module bracelet option and some equipped with a four-year calendar.

The case for each of these new releases comes in a 44mm case available in either stainless-steel or 18k rose gold with an exhibition case back that allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. But, there are many more changes present in this remix. It seems as if almost every aspect of this case has been altered to some degree. 

Mounted to the case is still a riveted-edge bezel, but for the first time ever in the Chronomat series it has been fitted with a ceramic insert and interchangeable rider tabs at 3 and 9 o’clock, which allows it to shift between countdown and count up bezel functions.

Compared to the previous model line this new “Super Chronomat” has replaced its conical pushers for screw-down pushers with caps in black or blue. The crown guards have also gained a more prominent presence. Water-resistance can reach up to 100 meters (328 feet).In terms of dials the general layout of the “Super Chronomat” has remained the same, but at further inspection we detect various minor alterations. Time is exhibited on either a matte black, blue sunburst, or the rose gold brown dial with hour index markers and a ring of white printed minutes/seconds markings.They feature three partially snailed silver sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter that includes a date aperture at 6 o’clock, and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position.While the “Breitling Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar” is jam packed with a few more complications and therefore a distinctive look that includes four sub-dials. At the 3 o’clock is a dark-themed moonphase, followed by series of sub-dial that include double-features: a 12-hour counter and day-display at 6 o’clock, a 30-minute counter and month-display, and a sub-seconds and date-display at the 12 o’clock position.One of the stainless-steel “Super Chronomat B01 44” is also available with Breitling’s unique UTC module bracelet, which converts the 6 o’clock endlink of the bracelet into an independent second watch. Complete with its own crown, dial and movement (powered by a Breitling caliber 61 miniaturized quartz movement). A very interesting way to provide a second time zone for people constantly foreign bound.

Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44

The “Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber B01 with 47 jewels and 28,800 Vph. It comes equipped with a column wheel chronograph with a vertical clutch. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.

Breitling Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar

The “Breitling Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber B19 with 38 jewels and 28,800 Vph. This caliber is a modified ETA 2892-A2 with two added modules made by Dubois Dépraz. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on these watches is an 80s-style cylindrical Rouleaux bracelet, which is one of the most notable hallmarks of this updated Chronomat series. Both the “Breitling Super Chronomat B01” and “Four-Year Calendar” can be had with this Rouleaux bracelet in stainless-steel, 18k rose gold, and a two-tone version, depending on each model's case material. Additionally each model is also available with a Rouleaux-inspired textured rubber strap with a mixture of woven and polished segments in either black, navy blue, or brown. Plus the aforementioned stainless-steel “Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44”with thei UTC module bracelet. For more up to date information visit the official Breitling website here.

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