I appreciate that all designs are subjective. We all have unique insights into our tastes, preferences and opinions. The world will be a boring place…Yada…Yada. However, the brand new Breitling Chronomat B01 42 has a lot to like, and I dare to challenge anyone not to appreciate it.
It’s breathtaking. It is very accurate and reliable. The design is immediately fascinating through its thoughtful details and durable structure. The case rarely incorporates the complexity of pragmatism. Every observable detail is very pleasant, but they all create a fascinating and handsome entity together with their components.
It is even difficult to hesitate about the price. For your hard-earned six and a half years old, you will receive arguably one of the best chronograph movements under £10,000, from one of the most respected luxury watch brands in the world. The movement is known for its numerous innovations and technological breakthroughs. The five-year warranty gives you peace of mind and reflects Breitling’s confidence in its movement and case assembly expertise.
The functional ownership of the Chronomat B01 42 is a beneficial tactile experience, through a very efficient crown and buttons, and an inspiring accurate bezel. And, despite being so gorgeous, when you wear the Chronomat 01 42 on your wrist, the new bracelet really starts to make sense.
If I have any criticism, it’s just the trivial fact that I prefer the outgoing hour mark. Other than that, I like everything about it. For a brand that sells 700,000 watches a year, Chronomat B01 42 is my favorite Breitling watch for a long, long time.
When customers buy luxury watches from me, I always ask them to consider two main criteria. Do you like the look of the watch? Do you like the feel of a watch? I would recommend Chronomat B01 42 to many of my clients.
Chronomat B01 42 was not only inspired by a 36-year-old icon, but also wanted to put the Breitling chronograph at the top of the clock tree, as if it were a star.
Breitling’s 1983 Frecce Tricolori watch inspired the Chronomats launched a year later to celebrate the brand’s centennial birthday. The new Chronomat Frecce Tricolori limited edition uses a blue dial with a subdial of the same color. The Frecce Tricolori logo on the dial is located in the normal position of the Breitling logo. This stunning watch, a tribute to the great aviation squadron, is issued in limited edition, with the words “ONE OF 250” engraved on the back cover. Like the other products in the series, it uses a stainless steel Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
The Chronomat B01 42 is equipped with an 18 k red gold crown and buttons, as well as a bezel with an 18 k red gold rider label, numerals and hour markers, which will appeal to Chronomat enthusiasts looking for an extra luxurious touch. This stunning watch features a silver dial, matching silver sub-dial and 42 mm stainless steel case, with a stainless steel Rouleaux bracelet with butterfly buckle.
Another eye-catching two-tone Chronomat is equipped with an elegant blue dial and a time counter of the same color, or an anthracite dial and a black contrasting counter. The 18k red gold ratchet unidirectional rotating bezel and the 18k red gold crown and buttons highlight it. This online shop for watch is paired with a studded stainless steel and 18k red gold Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
Finally, for those who want to take sports luxury to a whole new level, there is also a Chronomat B01 42 with a striking 18k red gold case with a black rubber strap and 18k red gold folding clasp. It has an anthracite dial with a black contrasting counter.