The Breitling Premier B15 Duograph is a two-second chronograph with a central single button launched by Breitling. The classic replica Premier Duograph with rectangular chronograph buttons and Arabic numerals shows various details, such as the grooves on the side of the case, the open sapphire back and the syringe hands. Duograph is made of stainless steel with a blue dial or 18k red gold with a black dial.
Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42
Case and dial
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 15.3 mm. It is worn on the larger side and has a classic style, with a length of 50 mm from ear to ear.
The thickness of the watch is expected to be a chronograph movement with a raised dome design. In other words, if people are looking forward to classic designs, the weight may require some warm-up.
Breitling Premier B15 Duograph is also available in 18k gold style, with a black dial and gold-plated markings and prints. It is also equipped with matching golden hands, which contrasts sharply with the polished black dial.
The stainless steel case is mostly mirror polished, and there is a strap on the side of the case, breaking the flat and thick surface. The side finishes are brushed, which contrasts sharply with the stepped bezel and lugs.
The dial color of the Breitling Duograph is particularly tasteful. The blue sunburst dial uses soft tones, giving the watch just the right casual classic elegance.
The hour markers use Arabic numerals, in sharp contrast with the printed seconds and tachometer track on the periphery of the dial.
The ring size of the sub-dial is on the larger side, observed through the small space between each sub-dial and the proximity to the hand stack. The Breitling logo is located above the central hand stack, filling the space well, and is balanced with the model name “Duograph Premier” at 6 o’clock.
The small dial is embossed with concentric guilloche patterns to add texture. A pair of white metal needle barrel hour and minute hands are filled with luminous, which helps to improve visibility in the dark.
The steel model has a 22 mm alligator leather strap with an unfolding buckle. It uses curved lug rods, which helps it to be closer to the case without gaps when it is tightened on the wrist. Although many brands use quick release or easy strap replacement mechanisms, Breitling uses standard lug rods that require tools to remove.
The open caseback shows the automatic movement that powers the Duograph. The Breitling Duograph uses the B15 movement, which is a 1/4 second cosc-certified chronograph with a vibration frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
“Duograph” is a term used by Breitling in the 1940s to refer to the “chronograph”. The rattrapante (from the French “rattraper”-chase) is the most delicate of all watch complications. In terms of manufacturing difficulty, it is comparable to the tourbillon and the minute repeater. Its function is to measure two elapsed times (intermediate time and split time) at a time, and it is displayed by two hands on the central chronograph.
The movement’s finishing process is moderate, with machined Geneva stripes and beveled splints.
Overall, the Breitling Premier Duograph watch has a good wrist appearance, highly respected complications and attractive design. Although the industry prefers thinner and smaller watches—close to 39 mm, 42 mm cases will still be popular with people with larger wrists, and would rather benefit from a larger dial for improved visibility.
Taking into account that the watch uses a B15 manufacturing movement, it comes with a 5-year warranty as standard. U.S. customers can purchase an additional 3-year warranty extension service for a total of 8-year warranty.
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