“Chronomat” the name has a significant value in the history of Breitling. From 1970, quartz watches were going to so popular all over the world. The Swiss watchmaking industry remained focused on traditional mechanical watches. From 1970 to 1980, the Swiss mechanical watch market replaced by quartz watches. In 1983, It was the pick time for quartz watches. It dominated the watch marketplace for its extra-thin watch. It became a challenging situation for mechanical watch industries. Many of watch industries shifted to quartz watch production.
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In 1984 Breitling introduced the Chronomat and it was a great return for Swiss mechanical watch. Breitling proved the capability and became the icon of that time. After almost 35 years later Breitling again redesigned the Chronomat collections to today’s generation as an all-purpose sports watch for every pursuit.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern said “The 1984 Chronomat occupies a very important place in our modern history. It was the watch that boldly proclaimed Breitling was staying absolutely true to its roots. When much of the industry focused their efforts and energies on quartz watches, the Chronomat reminded the world that Breitling had essentially invented the modern mechanical chronograph. The message resonated and the brand prospered. The Chronomat collection is a fitting tribute to the amazing watch that, more than any other, put us back in touch with our heritage.”
For 1940s watch Breitling was using the word “Chronomat” which came from the sentence “Chronometer for Mathematics”. In 1984 the name “Chronomat” expressed something different “Chronometer” and “automatics”.
42 mm Dial surrounded by an eye-catching bezel. You will see rider tabs to protect the crystal and make it easy to manipulate the bezel. Rider tabs at 3 O’clock and at 9 O’clock both are interchangeable. You can use them either to count up or count down. Without a bracelet or strap, a wristwatch can not wearable. So a stainless steel integrated Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly claps has included this watch.
Breitling manufacture caliber 01- an in-house mechanical movement used for this watch. Approx. 70 hours power reserve feature added in this watch. More than ten years ago Breitling invented this in-house manufacture caliber 01 and It introduced in the chronomat 01.
The hands of Chronomat B01 42 coated with Super LumiNova, so it improved the legibility. Excepts for the Chronomat Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition all chronomat has a red chronograph second hand. It really helps to read easily.
All the models of chronomat are water resistance to 20 bar that means 200 meters. So don’t worry about any kind of event or sports you want to do or participate in. Like all Breitling watches, the Chronomats are COSC-certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision.