Breitling Chronomat watches are top-flight professional instruments. The Swiss brand renowned for their “instruments for professionals”, have a long-established relationship with the aeronautical industry, and proud they are to show it. Thirty years of the Chronomat’s success is still celebrated in the collection’s most recent models. Each timepiece delivers optimal wearer comfort, legibility and ease of operation. The exhaustive efforts of the brand in 1983 established a pilot’s wristwatch distilled to perfection, with characteristics that are still enjoyed today. Our vast array of Chronomat watches from Breitling, feature the likes of the Blackeye, the Chronomat 41, GTM, Chronomat 44, the Airbourne, the Blacksteel and the Sierra.
With masculine aesthetics and an abundance of style, Breitling Chronomat watches are distinguishable for their guarantee in easy-read layouts, and a sublime mix of colours used to differentiate the chronograph counters from their striking backdrops. The elements of each dial have been hand-applied with meticulous care via a number of different skills and operations. Taking a look at the central hands for an example – technicians at the brand’s workshop, use staking tools to carry out the assembling of these finished elements after they have been drilled, shaped and riveted using brass bars. The skill demands dexterity and great attention to detail to pass Breitling’s standards of excellence.
The dials of the Breitling Chronomat collection are framed in 18ct Rose gold, stainless steel or black steel bezels with tachymeter scales depicted on the inner flange. Aviators have entrusted Breitling’s robust outer shells to protect the internal mechanical movements from everyday wear and tear, as well as extreme external conditions such as shock, friction, water and vibration. As a result, Breitling have earned their status as makers of true professional instruments for every imaginable challenge. These case constructions of course, have a notable ruggedness – a design that only enhances the brave tasks experienced by the advanced pilot. Breitling Chronomat watches are also symbolic of the universe they evolve from – a universe of sporting feats, dedicated performance and surpassing personal limits.
The Chronomat’s ultra-hard and scratch-proof constructions used to secure the brand’s leading mechanical self-winding Swiss movements, are water resistant and feature a number of different finishes. The Breitling Chronomat 38 for example, showcases a super-durable smooth bezel in tungsten carbide, with tone-on-tone chronograph counters for a touch of sophistication. Like all Breitling watches, the Chronomat collection consist of watches that have been finished on sapphire crystal glass fronts. The glass has been treated with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective properties on both sides, to equip the wearer with an instantly legible dial, without any unnecessary glare.
The bezels mounted onto the Breitling Chronomat watches, turn with beautiful tactility – a feature that begs to be touched - and with such a handsome appearance, is a delight to rotate underneath gloved hands. The collection is a nod to the brand’s well thought-out designs, teamed with extraordinary finishes, and is a breed of watch with much in its favour.