Chronomat 41 – Blackeye Blue Dial
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[tab title=”Description”]An exceptional fuselage for an exceptional engine.
Elegance. Performance. Precision. The Chronomat 41 combines an exceptional fuselage with the selfwinding chronograph Manufacture Caliber 01 “motor”, chrono-meter-certified by the COSC – as indeed are all Breitling movements. The 41 mm diameter of its sleekly curved case makes it suitable for all wrist sizes. It is equipped with a screw-locked crown and pushpieces as well as substantial protective control guards. The Chronomat 41 is available in steel, steel & rose gold or rose gold versions with a broad choice of dials and straps or bracelets.
The brand now offers its star model in a 2,000-piece limited series that will appeal more strongly than ever to enthusiasts of original designs. A strong, unique and quintessential design, combined with all the performances expected of an authentic “instrument for professionals.”
[tab title=”Details”]Caliber : Breitling 01 (Manufacture)
Movement : Self-winding mechanical
Power Reserve : Min. 70 hrs
Chronograph : 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
Case : Steel, steel & gold, 18 K rose gold
Bezel : Unidirectional, ratcheted
Crown : Screw-locked, two gaskets.
Crystal : Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides.
Jewel : 47
Case Diameter : 41 mm
Calendar : Dial aperture
Water-resistance : 300 m
Bracelet material : Black Rubber
[tab title=”History”]Breitling was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura by Léon Breitling in 1884. Léon Breitling first opened a workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, making pocket watches and chronographs. His son Gaston initiated the production of wrist-watches in 1914 for the military in the First World War.
Often associated with flying since 1936 when Willy Breitling (Leon’s grandson) launched a chronometer for instrument panels in aircraft cockpits. The firm has a long association with Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed. In 1952 the Navimeter, a super chronograph designed especially for pilots.
In 1970 Breitling introduced the Breitling GMT, a chronograph with two hour hands (one for 12 hour system, one for 24 hours system). A year later the Breitling Unitime simultaneously shows time in all countries of the World. Ernest Schneider (qualified pilot) acquired the company in 1979. He has been very careful to preserve its tradition.
From 1884 to the present day Breitling still continues to produce timepieces of the highest quality in the world.