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The Chronomat B01 Transforms Breitling’s Flagship Line

by on March 1st, 2010

Breitling Chronomat B01

Breitling Chronomat B01, stainless steel with “Blackeye Blue” dial ($6,550 retail)

For many years, the Chronomat has been the iconic flagship watch for Breitling and has worn – pardon the pun – many faces and has undergone many “evolutions.” In its latest guise, the Breitling Chronomat has transformed into the Chronomat B01.

With its streamlined case and modified integral style rider tabs, the B01 is somewhat of a departure for the brand; it has a retro 70’s feel with astronaut style font on the bezel. However, all of the classic traits of Breitling aviation remain: readability with either bold Roman numerals or stick markers on the dial, contrast with dial color and glare-proofing on both sides of the scratch resistant crystal, plus an easily utilized rotating bezel and pusher functions for the chronograph.

The most noteworthy feature of the B01, however, is internal: the movement is extraordinary and manufactured entirely by Breitling.