Thursday, February 26, 2015

Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic

Breitling interprets the technical, understated and efficient styling of the Colt collection in a new chronograph powered by a self-winding movement.

The Colt was first launched in the 1980s and initially intended for the armed forces, before appealing to a broad audience because of its sturdiness, its functionality and readability. It has subsequently established itself as the most accessible Breitling model, offering a blend of performance and unusual design.
Available to date in four versions with well-defined characters, including a quartz chronograph and a ladies’ watch, the Colt collection now welcomes a new self-winding chronograph equipped with a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). Born for action, feats and thrills, this instrument brilliantly reinterprets all the key assets of the Colt collection, with counters placed at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock.
The broad unidirectional rotating bezel, with satin-brushed finishes and engraved hour-markers, is distinguished by its four “rider tabs“ – a signature Breitling feature – ensuring both excellent handling and optimal protection of the sapphire crystal glare-proofed on both sides. The 44 mm-diameter polished steel case is water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft) and features a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements.

The black, blue or silver dials are enlivened by a fine circular raised motif, and their readability is reinforced by oversized hands and hour-markers enhanced by a luminescent coating.

Technical details
Movement
Breitling Caliber 13, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding
High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels

Functions
1/4th of a second chronograph
30-minute and 12-hour totalizers
Calendar

Case
Steel
Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
Screw-locked crown
Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 44 mm

Dials
Volcano black, Mariner blue, Stratus silver

Straps/bracelet
Leather, rubber Ocean Racer, rubber Diver Pro/Professional

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