Breitling’s all-purpose watch for your every pursuit. The Chronomat holds a significant place in Breitling’s history. Introduced in 1984, at a time where extra-thin quartz timepieces were the order of the day, Breitling placed a bold bet on an impressively proportioned mechanical watch. Based on the Frecce Tricolori chronograph, which had been developed and launched in 1983 in collaboration with the famed Italian aerial squadron, the Chronomat celebrated Breitling’s centenary in style and marked the return of the mechanical chronograph to its rightfully prominent place at the brand which had built its global reputation on these incredible watches. Available in a variety of materials including stainless steel and 18k red gold, the Chronomat features a 42 mm case and the iconic bezel with the four rider tabs. Available with a range of black, blue, silver, and copper dials, the Chronomat is matched to the signature “Rouleaux” bracelet and is powered by the in-house Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, a COSC-certified chronometer.
Breitling Chronomat B01 42mm Black Dial Silver Steel Strap Watch for Men - AB0134101B1A1
The Chronomat B01 is inspired by nearly all generations of Breitling Chronomat watches, however it has ended up being something entirely new altogether. This watch has combined conservative masculinity with innovation and high-quality construction.
The Chronomat B01 is 42mm-wide and about 15mm-thick. It wears large but not too large, in our opinion. The polished steel and the wide lugs combined with the dramatic tapering of the stunning Rouleaux bracelet give it a grand presence. As always for Breitling, the steel case is well-made with excellent finishing, Breitling cases always have crisp details high quality polishes and surface treatments and this one does not disappoint.
The new Rouleaux bracelet on this watch is built more like contemporary luxury product in its own right. Each part being individually machined and polished, and generally much more sturdy than the old Rouleaux bracelets which would bend and stretch over time. This bracelet stands out on the Chronomat B01 42 and makes it even more outstanding.
The new rotating bezel design is clearly inspired by the original Chronomat watches, but this is more refined, likewise with the hands on the dial. The chronograph dials of the are very refined and elegant, and stand out on the black dial. altogether this is a very good looking and impressive watch.
Breitling’s in-house-made caliber B01 automatic chronograph is a great performer and has a stable 4Hz frequency movement with an impressive 70 hours of power reserve. You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal window on the rear of the watch.
|Model||Chronomat B01 (AB0134101B1A1)|
|Dial||Black with Silver Sub-Dials|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel
|Bezel||Stainless Steel, Unidirectional
|Movement||Automatic (Breitling 01 Manufacture)
||Stainless Steel with Push-Button Clasp
||70 hr Power Reserve, Scratch-Resistant Crystal, Screwdown Crown
|Box & Papers
||Original Box and Documentation Included (warranty card dated March 2021)
|Warranty||Remainder of Breitling Warranty|