Breitling Replica Aeromarine UK looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand’s heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we’ve recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner.
The Breitling Chronoliner is intended as a pilots’ watch, but maybe not how you’d think of that category most often. Whereas pilots’ watches today are usually designed to emphasize the more technical aspects of aviation, Breitling links the Chronoliner to the golden age of flight and the expansion of commercial air travel in the middle of the 20th century. In a statement, the brand dubs it “the authentic flight captain’s watch.” Breitling also says the watch was inspired by models of the 1950s and ’60s: although its dial is somewhat quieter, it does bear a resemblance to certain Navitimer Cosmonaute models.
The Chronoliner is a GMT chronograph. It has a center-mounted 24-hour hand that tapers very subtly towards its red arrow-shaped tip. A third time zone can be read off the 24-hour bezel in black ceramic, which is resistant to scratching. The bezel rotates in two directions and is easy to grip. A 30-minute totalizer is at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour totalizer sits at 6 o’clock; running seconds are at 9 o’clock. All three of these subdials have an off-white backing (making them stand out from the white, luminous hands and hour indexes) and bank slightly at the flange. The date, in white-on-black, is at 3 o’clock.
At the heart of the Chronoliner is Breitling’s Caliber 24. As you might guess from the subdial layout, Caliber 24 uses the ETA Valjoux 7750 as its base movement. It beats at 28,800 vph and has 25 jewels. Like all Breitling Replica Bentley UK movements, it is COSC-certified. Caliber 24 may already be familiar to Breitling regulars: it also crops up in the Navitimer World.
You won’t get a look at the movement through the case, though. The Chronoliner has a solid caseback, bearing a stylized image of two airplanes. The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 46 mm. The curved sapphire crystal glass has nonreflective coating on both sides. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The watch comes on one of two different Breitling Replica Chronomat Evolution bracelets: either the seven-link Navitimer bracelet or the steel mesh Ocean Classic, as seen here. Look for the Chronoliner later this year. Pricing is available upon request.
The Bentley GMT Light Body B04 chronograph welcomes two new interpretations of its extremely original design: one in black titanium, and the other in a more compact diameter. Beneath the taut, sporty bodywork beats a manufacture Breitling Replica Navitimer UK movement with an incomparably user-friendly second timezone display.
Equipped with an ultra-light titanium case, the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 combines the quintessence of British chic with exceptional ‘motorization’. It is distinguished by its daring design featuring asymmetrical lugs, a black rubber strap, ergonomic pushpieces and a bezel with a knurled motif inspired by the Bentley radiator grilles. This keen traveller now takes to the road in two new versions: the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 Midnight Carbon, featuring a case with a highly resistant black carbon-based coating; and the Bentley GMT Light Body B04 S, with a ‘natural’ titanium 45 mm case and black or silver dial. These mechanical timepieces are distinguished by their unprecedented user friendliness. To adjust the main hour hand to local time, the user simply pulls out the crown and turns it in either direction in one-hour increments – a manoeuvre that also automatically corrects the date both backwards and forwards. This feat is driven by Manufacture Breitling Replica Super Avenger UK Calibre B04, which has been rewarded by two patents. As an additional practical travel feature, the rotating inner bezel bearing the names of 24 cities enables at-a-glance readings of the time in all the world’s timezones in relation to the time shown by the 24-hour hand (home time). The dial featuring a stamped circular raised motif displays excellent readability, enhanced by oversized luminescent hands and hour-markers and red-rimmed counters reminiscent of automobile dashboards. The Bentley GMT Light Body B04 Midnight Carbon model is also equipped with a transparent caseback providing a chance to admire the selfwinding B04 chronograph movement, chronometercertified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), like all Replica Breitling Super Ocean UK for Bentley ‘engines’. Two new companions to tear up the tarmac – or hurtle across the sky – with a blend of elegance and precision.
It crosses continents with a new Manufacture Breitling Replica Chronospace worldtime caliber affording unprecedented user friendliness. It flies straight to the future with a new ultra-resistant tungsten carbide bezel. A double revolution from Breitling.
The Galactic collection welcomes a new model that is innovating on all fronts. First and foremost, a technical breakthrough, with the new B35 “in-house” caliber. This selfwinding worldtime movement (the very first Manufacture Breitling caliber with no chronograph function) is distinguished by its revolutionary simple operation. Pulling out the crown and turning it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments is enough to correct all the dial indications in one smooth move, including automatic adjustment of the date to local time, in both directions. To provide this unprecedented functionality, Breitling has developed two patented innovations relating to the differential system and the connection between the city disk and the movement. Caliber B35 (chronometer-certified like all Breitling Replica Emergency UK movements) is also protected by two other patents for the winding and time-setting systems. This set of inventions and optimized features aim to reinforce the performance, functionality and reliability of the movement, entirely in keeping with the brand’s ‘aeronautical’ philosophy.
The tungsten era
The second revolution is of an aesthetic nature. The case is fitted with a brand-new smooth bezel in tungsten carbide, an ultra-resistant high-tech composite material of which the original shade makes a subtle contrast with the polished steel. Tungsten carbide is made from tungsten powder molded at a high temperature and under extremely high pressure. The result is incomparable hardness almost five times greater than that of steel, as well as a scratch-resistant surface able to withstand hard knocks and wear over time. This futuristic ring surrounds a black or white dial with a mobile city disk, 24-hour disk and a center adorned with a filigree-worked globe pattern. Readability is further reinforced by oversized hands and hour-markers enhanced with a luminescent coating. Galactic Unitime SleekT: a sporty, travel-friendly and sophisticated watch for all those who love to combine here and elsewhere, present and future – entirely in tune with the Replica Breitling Montbrillant UK spirit of “instruments for professionals”.
The Transocean Unitime Pilot combines an innovative Manufacture Breitling Replica Aeromarine UK caliber featuring an ultra-practical worldtime system, with a technical look echoing Breitling’s grand tradition of watches for aviators.
From the first Breitling Replica Bentley onboard chronographs in the 1930s to the legendary 1952 Navitimer, along with countless models dedicated to skyborne heroes, the black dials with white indications have always been a token of recognition as the best instruments for pilots. The Transocean Unitime Pilot highlights this understated, readable and functional design by teaming a satin-brushed steel case with a steel mesh bracelet. Thanks to its entirely crown-adjustable worldtime system (one smooth move corrects all indications, including the date, either forwards or backwards), this high-performance automatic chronograph proves the ideal partner for all those who – whether in the cockpit or the passenger compartment – constantly juggle with timezones around the world. Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 with its patented mechanism is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the ultimate benchmark in terms of precision and reliability. The Transocean Unitime Pilot is also available with a blue dial, a polished red gold case, as well as in a 1,000-piece limited series with a black steel case and bracelet. Each to his own flight plan.
Manufacture Breitling Replica Chronomat Evolution Caliber B05, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations/hour), 56 jewels. Over 70-hour power reserve. 1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Worldtime. Calendar. Case: steel or 18K red gold. Water-resistant to 100 m/10 bars. Convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 46mm. Dials: black or Midnight Blue. Bracelet/Straps: Ocean Classic (steel mesh, on steel version only)/Barenia leather or crocodile leather.