In the past few months, Breitling has received little attention. At the helm of Georges Kern, we saw an almost endless version of the new Navitimers (mixed reviews and extreme views, even in our team) but Cheap Breitling Replica Watches launched the new Breitling Chronomat B01 chronograph 44 at Baselworld this year. Beautifully redesigned and modern, the updated Chronomat is a popular addition to Breitling’s modern catalogue. The Chronomat 44 features a mouth-watering B01 movement, a satin brushed case and a retaining dial design with a sturdy design that adds a little understanding. We have the opportunity to try a modest (for Breitling anyway) new model and give you our initial thoughts here.
It has been a while since we saw a major update to the Chronomat or Avenger series. Breitling Replica Watches took a proactive approach to transforming the Superocean collection with a dazzling new model, followed by the controversial Navitimer collection this year. They are in a number of updates (mainly Chronomat 44 Premium Edition and Super Avengers 01 Premium Edition) along with their promotion of the new B01 movement. But the boutique model is largely unachievable, and these series have not been affected in the past four or five years.
The reason I came up with these two series is because the new Chronomat 44 feels (in any case) like a fusion of the two. Let’s start with the case. The brushed stainless steel case is clearly 44 mm and the measurement on the wrist is relatively thick, 16.95 mm. Although, as Breitling Replica often appears, it does feel a bit big. In my opinion, choosing to use a wire drawing box instead of almost all the standard polishes often used on Chronomats is a step in the right direction. Chronomats often look spacious, with a large bezel and a high degree of polish. The soft Chronomat 44 doesn’t feel like a piece of jewelry. It feels like a tool – I actually think of the Chrono Avenger diamond in the blood, when I look It.
Compared to the previously released Chronomats, the Chronomat 44 uses a more retained brushed steel bezel that is not only slightly thinner but also modest, rather than the oversized 60-minute counter bezel. There are no huge military models on each of the 15-minute indicators, and the matte surface of the etched indicator looks great. The screw-in crown features a newer bullet shape, unlike the one I originally pulled and adjusted from the printed image of the Chronomat 44 Premium.
The dial has also been moderately refreshed and looks great through the double-coated AR sapphire crystal. Breitling, not the Navitimer or Superocean route, only chose two color options for Chronomat 44 (although I believe we will see more in the future) and this makes the watch easier to digest. The dial has a “Blackeye Grey” or “Blackeye Blue” color. Personally, blue is my favorite two, I appreciate the cleanliness of the dial. Without any ridiculous texture or invasive design, the chronograph register is not huge, the date window matches the dial, not as prominent as the midnight light through the window (these things make me crazy about so many Fake Breitling Watches models; dark Dial, pure white date wheel).
The new “B” logo has caused some controversy, but it looks great here. Excluding the wings did not bother me. The width of the logo often causes it to dominate the dial or in the 尴尬 position – just like 3 o’clock. The concentration of the text, rather than some at the top, some in the middle, and some at the bottom of the dial, makes the watch often lack some uniformity and fluidity in the Breitling series.
There is no doubt that the main attraction here is the B01 movement. Shared with Tudor, the campaign has sparked a lot of discussion since its release, but it remains a major requirement for many collectors. The strategy is mainly to publish one or two models with B01 instead of a bunch of models without it. The B01 Calibre hits at 4 Hz and has an amazing 70-hour power reserve.
In my favorite watch section, bracelets. Normally, the oversized and heavy case, the bracelet is not as comfortable as it needs to be, the watch can slide to one side or the other while moving, but not Chronomat 44. I often find Breitling bracelets very comfortable and have Attractive, though not all. The angle 5 link style is absolutely heavy, but it is Swiss Breitling Watches, which is the standard of the course. The brushed steel bracelet is located on the wrist and is not objectionable and gives the watch the proper tooling atmosphere. The folding clasp allows for some fine-tuning and is not thicker than the bracelet (I have some quality for some of Breitling’s previous bracelets), making the watch more comfortable despite its size and weight.
Overall, this is a solid release of Breitling. The Breitling B01 Chronomat 44 chronograph was something I didn’t expect this year, but it was a welcome surprise. When paired with the latest update and improved Navitimer 1 series, I can easily get Kern to control – because we had a tough start at first. All the modern styles of the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show in 2018 made it seem that the models and collections were tightened. These models and collections were either unaffected for a long time or derailed. In the case of Chronomat 44, returning to modern tools while presenting modern timepieces was not an easy task at all, but I found it to be successful. Chronomat is never the watch I thought of, but I can’t say that now.
At the time of this writing, the “Blackeye Blue” and “Blackeye Gray” models are priced at $8,720. There is still no official release date, but we suspect that these details may be announced soon.