The Breitling Colt collection was established in the 1980’s and was originally intended for members of the armed forces. Over the years, the Colt took to the wrists of the civilian world and soon became one of the most popular and most versatile models of the entire Breitling collection. Breitling Colt watches feature many unmistakable characteristics of any Breitling instrument. The quality finish of a Breitling watch is one that is instantly detectable after having glanced over its dial and beautifully crafted case shape within the first few seconds. Breitling Colt watches feature the brand’s trademark rider tabs to improve the grip of the bezel when wearing gloves. By facilitating bezel rotation, the tabs also help to protect a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front, treated on both sides. Breitling choose to execute all of their models on sapphire crystal glass, due to its unbeatable hardness and resistance to scratches – a material that only a diamond can blemish.
The Breitling Colt watch collection consists of a family of pedigree designs. Whilst some Colt watches are powered by COSC certified self-winding movements, other are operated via a Swiss quartz movement. The collection also offers a variety of chronograph wristwatches on a vast array of different coloured dials, as well as simple and classic designs that feature traditional dauphine-style central hands and hour baton markers. The Colt collection is also identifiable via its oversized Arabic numeral hour markers that often occupy the 12, 6 and 9 o’clock locations.
Breitling Colt watches are ideal companions for ladies and gentleman alike. Whilst masculine-infused designs for men are enhanced via broad case diameters and striking chronograph scales, the ladies will appreciate designs that embody elements of luxury, seen in diamond encrusted bezels and elegant stainless steel bracelets. The entire Breitling Colt collection is also available on a traditional leather strap in blue, brown or black – a fantastic choice for those watch enthusiasts who prefer a conventional finish to their wristwatch. A selection of panda designs, marina blue dials and second hands equipped with a red tip, add an eye-catching element to ach timepiece.
For us, Breitling watches are about an appreciation for peerless engineering and the brand’s exhaustive mission to achieve perfection at every angle. Such qualities in an independent Swiss watch manufacturer are both admirable and inspirational. Whilst the design of a Breitling Colt watch never tires, its distinct personality and captivating charm is imprinted within every piece of the Colt’s DNA.
As authentic partners in aviation, Breitling continue in their mission to supply the world’s elite pilots with cult objects for their high-flying missions. Many models of the Breitling Colt watch collection come in comfortable 44mm designs for the aviation enthusiast – a nice middle ground for most Breitling devotees. Many of their cases are polished stainless steel, their functionality –simplistic. The timepieces also avoid busy layouts and over-fussy complications in order to equip the wearer with perfectly practical features, encased within stylish aesthetics – true companions for those who enjoy traditional timekeeping, with a dynamic twist.