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breitling watches copy Chronomat 44mm Black Steel Special Edition – A look back at the past and present of this extraordinary sports chronograph collection
Founded in 1884, Breitling has focused on chronographs from the beginning. In fact, it’s fair to say that many of the modern chronograph features we know and love can be attributed (at least in part) to the company’s developments. In 1942, Breitling launched the Chronomat, the first watch with a circular slide rule. A few years later (1954) the legendary Navitimer made its debut. However, the focus of today’s article is the Chronomat, which is perhaps one of, if not the, most commercially successful Breitling model of the past sixty years. Contrary to popular belief, Breitling’s best-selling product is the Chronomat, not the Navitimer. Today we take a closer look at the latest Chronomat Black Steel 44 SE. First, some background.
What is CHRONOMAT?
It is generally believed that the Chronomat high quality copy watches was first publicly sold in 1942, a date cited by Breitling for many years. The creation of the Breitling Chronomat began in 1940, when the Swiss government patented an innovative circular slide rule for use with a wristwatch chronograph. Chronomat's round slide rule design is called the "Type 42". Emphasis is placed on the watch's applications in engineering and mathematics, science and industry, positioning it as an analog computer on the wrist.
The Chronomat watch from the 1940s is considered one of the most important watches in Breitling’s history and is a true classic. There is a red 0 – 100 scale near the middle of the dial that can be used to read 1/100th of a minute, which is necessary for accurate calculations using a slide rule. The Swiss cross and numeral 217012 on the dial refer to a Swiss government patent granted in 1940. Like other chronographs of the same period, the minute registers are marked 3, 6, and 9 minutes because long distance calls were then charged in 3-minute increments. The rotating bezel includes an external telemetric scale, and the watch is powered by the legendary Venus 175 movement.
The Chronomat's functionality helped create one of the greatest aviation chronographs of all time, the Navitimer, and the two models co-existed from 1954 to 1962, targeting different market sectors. The first model was promoted as an engineer's chronograph at the time, and the second model was promoted as a pilot's tool watch. However, in the July 1962 edition of AOPA Pilot magazine, the newly designed Chronomat (Ref.808) was promoted as a watch suitable for pilots. Despite this confusion, the characteristics of the model did not change. The Chronomat continued to be produced in many forms, including versions of the first automatic chronographs in the late 1960s and quartz non-chronographs in the 1970s. Then in the 1980s it was reborn in a different form as a pilot’s watch without a slide rule. luxury Watches copy
After the disastrous quartz crisis, Breitling had to reinvent itself. 1984 The Chronomat (model 81950) is (re)introduced. The new watch was designed with input from Italian military pilots, but it differs significantly from the iconic Navitimer watch. It replaces the old Model 42 slide rule and features a rotating chronograph bezel with four prominent “rider labels” that are easy to hold while wearing gloves in the cockpit. They also provide a degree of protection for the crystals. The buttons and crown have become more prominent, making them easier to use when wearing gloves. This also marks the first time Breitling has used the Valjoux 7750 movement.
Named the Navitimer Chronomat, this new watch is significantly different from earlier Chronomat watches. There’s no denying that this is a sporty chronograph with an interesting blend of ultra-modern and traditional elements, with all the necessary specs for a proper tool chronograph. After all, it’s water-resistant to 100 meters and tested to a force of 20 grams. In 1984, members of the aerobatic team released a special edition Chronomat master copy watches with the Frecce Tricolori logo on the dial.
Over the following decades, the Chronomat gradually transformed into the ultimate sports chronograph from Breitling, especially with the introduction of Breitling’s in-house B01 movement in 2009. This is a watch that can withstand almost anything. Many versions and variations have appeared over the years, with the Chronomat becoming almost a test bed for Breitling’s experiments. For example, a moon phase model was launched in 1985, while in 1989 the Chronomat Yachting was launched, using a modified Valjoux 7750 movement and a special countdown timer at 12 o'clock. In 1996, the model reached the point where it was available in countless combinations of metal cases, dials, straps/bracelets, and more.
That same year, Breitling created a special version of the Blackbird, consistent with the original 1984 Navitimer Chronomat. It is named after the legendary spy plane Lockheed Blackbird SR-71. However, the next big change to the range didn't arrive until 2004, with the Chronomat Evolution, which was larger in diameter, thicker and heavier than the previous model and was significantly different from the original 1984 model. In 2009, the first watch to feature the new in-house Breitling B01 movement was the Chronomat. This model is called the "Chronomat B01" and it also has many stylistic differences from the Evolution, but it's a very recognizable Chronomat.
CHRONOMAT 44 BLACKSTEEL SPECIAL EDITION
Fast forward to 2016 and the Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition replica mens watches we see today has been launched. We now realize that over the years this model has been almost completely changed so as not to conflict with the legendary Navitimer, but also to fulfill its role as a rugged sports chronograph in the Breitling catalog. The modern Chronomat is undoubtedly a bold watch in terms of size and technical specifications, combining absolute technology with masculine style. This special edition may be the perfect embodiment of that.
The case and bezel are made of stainless steel with a satin brushed finish and an eye-catching black carbon-based high-strength treatment, offering unrivaled scratch protection and a very unique and cool stealth look. Dimensions are 44mm diameter, 16.95mm height, 54mm lug to lug, while the watch weighs 128.6 grams without strap. Certainly not a watch designed to be paired with a suit. It's extremely durable and well-made, and is aimed at those who want a cool and sturdy chronograph that can withstand just about anything you throw at it and more.
Of course, it also has the technical specs to back up this role, as it's 200 meters water-resistant, has a screw-down crown and pushers, while the unidirectional rotating bezel with black rubber-inlaid numerals is equipped with four polished Rider tag to help measure elapsed time and assist handle. The strap also conforms to the characteristics of black steel. It's a Twin-Pro strap (as Breitling calls it), made from high-quality rubber and has the company name embossed on it. To match the dial, its underside is yellow and cut to fit. It also features a black steel button with a ratchet buckle. All processed to a very high standard.
Aside from the solid case and watch specs, the coolest thing about the Chronomat Blacksteel SE is the dial color, a bold choice not often seen in the industry. The chosen yellow dial has an almost school bus yellow hue, contrasting with the slightly recessed black chronograph subdials and red hands that are reminiscent of a dashboard. The hands and hour markers have a certain patina to them that is reminiscent of the Airborne version of the Chronomat (a personal favorite from the collection). On the rehaut we have a 10-minute indication and among other things we find the classic tachymeter scale. The result is a clearly visible dial with bold colors paired with a variety of modern and retro elements. At first glance, it may look inelegant, but upon closer inspection, this is not the case. The dial features large luminous-coated hour markers and hands, protected by a double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal to ensure optimal readability. jacob and co watches first copy
Aside from the Chronomat Blacksteel SE’s understated looks and rugged durability, I think its biggest strength is its movement. I do think that the Breitling in-house B01 chronograph may be one of the greatest mass-produced modern chronograph movements along with the Omega cal.9300 and Rolex cal.4130. This is the part where I might get a little more technical, but I think it's worth it. Research to develop this movement began in 2004 and ended in 2009. The B01 is a 47-jewel movement with a power reserve of up to 70 hours in a single barrel (a very high power reserve for an automatic movement) and a modular design that makes maintenance easy. It's simple and has the ability to change dates instantly. It oscillates at a frequency of 4 Hz, providing timing accuracy within 1/4 second. The movement features a column wheel arrangement and a vertical coupling system (chronograph and chronograph mechanism) that eliminates hand jumps after triggering the chronograph function. In this case, Breitling chose to paint the B01’s rotor black to match the general characteristics of the watch. Of course, it can be seen through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, and I think it might be a bit much to mention that it's COSC certified.
To end this preview, I have to say that this is an excellent modern chronograph that ticks all the boxes. It has a superb movement, is durable, and is bold in size and aesthetic appeal. Who is that for? Of course, the Chronomat Blacksteel is not for retro/vintage chronograph enthusiasts, it is not a timepiece that is flexible and can be worn throughout the day in various situations. It is not a classy and elegant timepiece, and of course if you want a Breitling chronograph like this you can go for something from the Navitimer or Transocean collections. Modern and bold with a hint of vintage, this model is aimed at active men who want a quality chronograph on their wrist that can withstand all imaginable punishment. Perhaps the Blacksteel can be classified as one of those perfect all-around summer watches. Of course, this model is an excellent modern chronograph and needs to be used as intended. This is an extraordinary new instrument for aviation professionals and all fans of achievement. richard mille copy