Under the leadership of current CEO Georges Kern (Georges Kern), best Breitling largely got rid of the thick, radical aesthetic that defined the brand for most of the 2000s and 2010s, and instead adopted a smoother, more traditional Style corporate appearance. Although this more fashionable retro design language has proven to be generally successful among consumers, there is still ample demand for sturdy, powerful sports chronographs in the market.
Breitling’s latest series aims to break the difference between the two design concepts and combine the more refined 80s-style appearance of the current Chronomat series into a true heavy-duty sports watch platform. The resulting brand-new Breitling Super Chronomat series, including the Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44 and the Breitling Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar watch, perfectly combine Breitling’s large-scale watch products in the past with the more refined style of the brand’s current lineup, and get some unique Touch and brand first.
Each model in the Breitling Super Chronomat series is equipped with a 44mm version of the mainline Chronomat 42mm case. Although the similarities between the two series do not stop there, the new case design of Super Chronomat is far more than a simple upgrade of the existing appearance. Almost every element here has been designed to be more unitary and radical.
The crown guard is more visible and square. The fine coin edge ridge of the unique bullet-shaped crown is replaced by black or blue deep grooved teeth. The semi-conical push rod of the standard series is replaced by a more durable push-down push rod with black. Or blue hat. The unique rivet edge has also been modified here, with the Chronomat series’ first ever ceramic insert and replaceable rider label at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock to allow for the transition between the countdown and countdown bezel functions Switch.
However, the smoother appearance of modern Breitling has not been completely abandoned, because elements such as elegant thin polished chamfers extending along the sides of the case remain intact.
Despite this heavier and more purposeful theme, the overall thickness of the Super Chronomat is still comparable to the standard Chronomat, the Super Chronomat B01 44 has a thickness of 14.45 mm, and the Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar is almost the same at 14.55 mm. Like the standard 42mm Chronomat, all models in the Super Chronomat series use a sapphire display back cover. The Super Chronomat B01 44 provides a 200-meter waterproof rating, while the Super Chronomat 44 fourth-grade calendar has a still strong 100-meter waterproof rating. Breitling interprets this new look with a variety of metals. Super Chronomat B01 44 offers a stainless steel watch with a blue or black ceramic bezel, and a warm 18K red gold watch with a chocolate brown ceramic bezel. On the other hand, Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar,
Like the watch case, the dial of the Breitling Super Chronomat series presents an expansive improvisation on the basis of the basic Chronomat appearance. Although the general form is the same, especially the Super Chronomat B01 44, the execution here is heavier. The pointed paddle phone appears particularly wide in the initial image, as does the multi-faceted application index. However, Super Chronomat B01 44 most notably flips the current script on Chronomat in its handling of the chronograph subdial. Regardless of whether the basic dial color is matte black, cobalt blue sunburst, or rose gold version with rich sunburst brown, part of the snail-shaped subdials in each version are contrasting silver. This bright reverse panda appearance allows Super Chronomat B01 44 to be clear with its little cousin at a glance.
On the other hand, the Breitling Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar watch from the very beginning provides a more eye-catching unique appearance from the base Chronomat. As the name suggests, the Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar watch integrates rich complications into a relatively streamlined four-element dial layout.
For this reason, the chronograph subdials at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock are nested in the hands of the date, day of the week and month respectively. The small dial at 3 o’clock is kept open to display the small, clean moon phase complication. Breitling continues the two-tone highlights of the case with golden hands, dial hardware, and thin gold bezels for the sub-dial. In order to balance this brighter and more complex appearance, the black and sunburst blue dial versions have abandoned the contrasting color. The dial adopts a monochrome design instead.
For the Super Chronomat B01 44, Breitling switched to its internal B01 automatic chronograph movement. Equipped with a column wheel and a vertical clutch drive system, the B01 is a completely modern automatic chronograph with COSC-certified chronometer accuracy and a 70-hour power reserve at a beat rate of 28,800 bph. The Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar is now equipped with a B19 automatic semi-perpetual calendar chronograph movement based on ETA 2892-A2. Although the origin of B19 is relatively simple, it has been extensively modified and a series of truly impressive complications have been added to its design. Like the B01, the B19 is also certified by the COSC Observatory, but the ETA origin of this movement stands out in a 42-hour power reserve with a beat rate of 28,800 bph. watches on discount
The 80s-style cylindrical Rouleaux bracelet is one of the symbols of the current Chronomat series. The straps and bracelets of the Breitling Super Chronomat series reflect this unique style. The Super Chronomat B01 44 and Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar watches can be equipped with stainless steel, 18K red gold or two-tone classic Rouleaux bracelet, depending on the case material.
In addition, each model is equipped with a textured rubber strap inspired by Rouleaux, with simulated woven and polished parts in black, navy blue or tobacco brown. For the standard stainless steel Super Chronomat B01 44, the brand also offers a unique and practical UTC module bracelet. This retro-style element basically turns the 6 o’clock end chain of the bracelet into a completely independent stopwatch with its own crown, dial, bezel and movement. This eye-catching touch provides a way to track the left field of the second time zone on the wrist and is powered by the Breitling Calibre 61 miniature quartz movement. Although certainly useful and distinctive, this alternative bracelet accessory may not suit everyone’s taste, making the already complex design more complicated.
The Breitling Super Chronomat series introduces the bold and big watch attitude of previous generations of fake Breitling into today’s more refined and elegant Chronomat series, providing a radical and stylish compromise, which should be welcomed by brand fans. The Breitling Super Chronomat B01 44 and Breitling Super Chronomat 44 four-year calendar watches are now available for sale through authorized dealers.