Breitling novelty

The Chronomat becomes a Super-model

A few months ago, we presented Breitling's Chronomat collection with several feminine versions. To ensure no one gets jealous, we're now going to reveal the new masculine variations, with the Super Chronomat B01 44 and the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar.

By Chloé Redler

Super Chronomat, the super chronograph is bac

After the quartz crisis shook the Swiss watch industry in the 1970s and 1980s, Breitling returned brilliantly to the world of mechanical watches – and more specifically of chronographs – with the Chronomat collection and its generous size. This sports collection, which is inextricably linked to the history of aviation, has become since then an emblematic model of the house.

La nouvelle Super Chronomat de Breitling est une montre polyvalente de haute performance à l'allure sportive.
Breitling’s new Super Chronomat is a high-performance multi-purpose watch which showcases a sports look.

Last November, we presented the Chronomat watches made for women’s wrists with their delicate size of 36 and 32 mm (read our article about Breitling and the new feminine Chronomat). The brand released a vast range of different cases – from steel to red gold and two-coloured models – and some are even adorned with a case and indices set with diamonds to look like a jewel. Still, Breitling did not forget the male population as it completed the iconic collection with resistant and bold variations. Let’s turn the spotlight on these new editions.

One watch, multiple possibilities 

The Super Chronomat B01 44 and its three colours 

Les Super Chronomat de Breitling existent en trois versions différentes
Three different versions of the Super Chronomat B01 44 were launched, and two of them come with a steel case and black or blue dial and bezel.

For the design, Breitling was inspired by a model named Frecce Tricolori made by the house in 1983 for the pilots of the Italian aerial squadron. Available in three versions, the 44 mm diameter chronograph – in steel or red gold – combines a vintage look and a modern dial – in black, blue or brown – which features a unidirectional bezel with a matching ceramic insert. It is a first on a Chronomat. The indices and the rider tabs numerals – aesthetic signature of the collection – are coated with a luminescent material to ensure readability in any given situation.

The instrument is water-resistant up to 200 metres and is equipped with an automatic movement which is COSC-certified (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). It powers a dial which contrasts with the silver subdials and offers a 70-hour power reserve.

La Super Chronomat B01 44 est disponible en trois versions différentes dont ce modèle en or rouge et lunette en céramique marron
The third version of the Super Chronomat B01 44 is made of red gold. It features a brown dial and bezel. The whole piece is powered by a COSC-certified manufacture calibre which oscillating weight is visible through the case back made of sapphire crystal.

Our Super Chronomat B01 44 technical data sheet

Universal version

La Super Chronomat B01 44 dotée d'un module UTC intégré au bracelet
A special version of the Super Chronomat B01 44 is also available and it includes a UTC module integrated to the bracelet.

A special version, with the same features as its fellow watches, comes with an additional black dial with a UTC module integrated to the Rouleaux bracelet. This very clever function tells the universal time and displays a second time zone. This detail will appeal to business men and explorers who travel through different countries in only a few days.

Le cadran de la Super Chronomat B01 44 qui accueille le module UTC
The UTC module displays a second time zone.

Our Super Chronomat B01 44 UTC module technical data sheet

The Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar: leap year mode on

La Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar en version cadran bleu, lunette en or rouge et insert en céramique bleue
The Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar comes with a semi-perpetual calendar mechanism which needs adjusting once every leap year, or every 1,461 days.

The two versions of the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar – featuring a black or blue dial and a steel or red gold with a black or blue ceramic insert bezel – integrate a semi-perpetual calendar which needs adjusting once every leap year, or every 1,461 days.

Les différents modèles de la Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar
Two incredible versions were released: one with a black dial and a steel bezel featuring a black and red gold ceramic insert and the other with a blue dial and red gold bezel adorned with a blue ceramic insert.

Powered by a chronograph movement – once again COSC-certified – this mechanism also displays the day, the date, the month and the moon phases. The piece comes with either a Rouleaux steel bracelet, a two-coloured bracelet (steel and red gold) or rubber strap (blue or black) – which offers at the same time a matte, sleek and textured look. Small but significant detail: this last strap is made thanks to an extremely precise and technical moulding injection technique.

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