Want a super mechanical chronograph with personality? Breitling gives you the answer
Under the leadership of the new CEO Georges Kern, Breitling has made frequent moves in recent years. It has made a series of reforms from brand logo to watch design. Nowadays, its bold design style is admirable. The achievements of the mechanical chronograph series are still in sight, and Breitling seized the victory and launched a new super mechanical chronograph, which detonated the bezel as soon as it came out. Recently, we were fortunate enough to get the super mechanical chronograph B01 watch 44 (UTC model), and then we will have a feast for everyone. (Watch model: AB0136251B1A2)
There are several versions of Breitling Super Mechanical Chronograph B01. I personally think the most distinctive is this black dial style with UTC module embedded in the stainless steel bracelet. The history of this function can be traced back to the 1980s. , Give the watch a different style.
As can be known from the name, this watch has a diameter of 44 mm and a thickness of 14.45 mm. The overall design of the watch conforms to the “tough guy” characteristics that Breitling has always insisted on. The lines of the stainless steel case are smooth and smooth, and it is more refined after polishing and wire drawing.
Compared with the previous mechanical chronographs, this brand-new watch is inlaid with a ceramic stainless steel bezel, which is the first in the mechanical chronograph series, and the design style is quite bold. The unidirectional ratchet-type rotating bezel has interchangeable bezel indicators at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the wearer can use them for counting up and counting down, further improving practicality.
The dial design is loyal to the characteristics of the original mechanical chronograph series. The black dial is matched with a contrasting silver timer, giving the watch a rich layering. The chronograph is equipped with a 30-minute chronograph, 12-hour chronograph and small seconds at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The date display window is located under the small seconds. The layout of the dial is reasonable and easy to see. In addition, the hour markers and the bezel are covered with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating to provide light to the wearer in the dark.
The cheap Breitling brand logo is engraved on the screw-in crown, which is highly recognizable. The surrounding texture can play a non-slip effect and is easy to adjust.
As mentioned earlier, the bracelet of this watch is very distinctive. It embeds the UTC (Universal Time Coordinated, UTC) module in the roller-ball stainless steel bracelet. Simply put, it is equipped with a sub-disk on the strap, driven by a quartz movement, which can not only provide dual time functions, but also play an emergency role when the main dial is insufficiently powered.
Let’s take a look at the main movement of this watch. Through the back of the watch, you can appreciate the Breitling-made 01 movement. I believe many watch friends are familiar with it. This movement uses a two-way winding design, a ball bearing autopilot, and can provide a power reserve of about 70 hours after being fully wound. The column wheel and vertical clutch design can also reduce wear and effectively increase the service life of the movement. The use of the B01 movement on the new watch shows the brand’s emphasis on super mechanical timekeeping.
In general, this full-featured watch combines superb technology and stylish design, while continuing to use the classic elements of historical watches, making it an all-round sports and fashion watch.