Monday, February 16, 2015

Breitling Chronoliner

A chronometer-certified chronograph to measure flight times, a second time-zone display in 24-hour mode to juggle time differences around the planet, a scratch-resistant high-tech black ceramic bezel: the new Chronoliner reinterprets the spirit of aviation in an original and timeless style.

Inspired by a model from the 1950s and 60s, an era when Breitling was already an “official supplier to world aviation”, the new Chronoliner continues this tradition in a resolutely modern spirit. Its most distinctive feature is a broad bezel in scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic – one of the hardest synthetic materials – with a star-shaped cut-out to facilitate handling, along with white ceramic numerals ensuring an optimal contrast.
The second time-zone is clearly and simply read off thanks to the red-tipped hand and this rotating bezel with its graduated 24-hour scale, equipped with an ultra precise ratcheted system.

The performances of the chronograph that is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) like all Breitling movements, are displayed on counters at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock. The dial is distinguished by a degree of legibility worthy of the finest flight instruments, with white luminescent hour-markers standing out against a black background, oversized hour/minute hands, along with counter hands also featuring a luminescent coating.
The robust polished steel case with its 48 mm diameter radiates a strong presence on the wrist of professionals. The caseback bears the stylized planes that were a long time Breitling signature. The original and timeless touch is complemented by a comfortable and distinctive steel mesh bracelet.

Technical details
Movement
Breitling Caliber 24, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels

Functions
1/4th second chronograph
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
2nd time-zone in 24-hour mode on the dial
3rd time-zone on the bezel
Calendar

Case, dial and strap
Steel case with ceramic bezel
Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft)
Bidirectional rotating bezel
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 48 mm
Dial: black
Bracelets: Ocean Classic (steel mesh) or Navitimer

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