Breitling’s Chronomat mechanical chronograph collection was relaunched in 2020. There are both small sizes as small as 32 mm and large sizes as large as 44 mm, but the regular size between 36 and 42 mm is missing. Faced with such an important series, Breitling realized the existence of the problem. So last month, a 38mm diamond-encrusted model and a 40mm dual-time model were launched. Let’s talk about this 40mm dual-time model.
This time, Breitling chose to use the dual time function to match the 40mm size, which I think is very wise. As a loyal fan of the dual-time function, I said in a previous blog that for the functions of mechanical watches, the only practical function that can be used today is the dual-time function besides the calendar. Breitling has specially provided five dial colors for this dual timepiece. Among the five colors, only this green disc can best highlight the bright red 24-hour hand.
Compared with the ultimate tough guy appearance of the super chronograph, this dual time Breitling has chosen elegance, comfort and sport. This can be immediately appreciated from its thickness of 11.77 mm. This replica watch is not only comfortable to wear, but the onion crown and needle bearing bracelet unique to the mechanical chronograph series are also more refined with a size of 40 mm. In addition, its 200-meter waterproof performance and one-way rotating diving scale circle are also convenient for everyone to play in the water at any time when traveling around. Of course, I hope that the super version can be launched in two places in the future. The so-called super version is to replace the vulnerable parts of the case with ceramic parts, such as the 38mm version launched with it this time.
This replica watch uses the Breitling Caliber 32 GMT movement. This one is improved and modified by the stable ETA 2893-2 movement and has a 42-hour power reserve. Although I don’t doubt the durability and precision of this movement, I do want to complain about the two-time function of this movement. According to the conventional logic of the two time functions, the 24-hour pointer displays the home time, which is convenient for users to know exactly what time it is in the morning or in the afternoon at home. The main hour hand displays the destination time, which is convenient for the user to quickly adjust the main hour hand to synchronize with the local time on the premise that the replica watch does not stop after arriving at the destination.
But this replica watch is reversed, the crown is pulled out to the first gear, the 24-hour hand is turned clockwise, the calendar is adjusted counterclockwise, and the second gear is to stop the seconds and adjust the time. If you use it in reverse, you will not be able to see the main hour hand intuitively when looking at the local time, and you will not be able to quickly know whether it is morning or afternoon at home. If it is being used, the watch will stop when the watch is adjusted locally and needs to be re-timed. Although this feature is not so easy to use, it is better than nothing after all. Let me finally conclude that Breitling’s mechanical chronograph has outstanding appearance, excellent texture, dexterous body, practical functions and stable performance.
Breitling Launches Three New 42mm Premier B21 Tourbillon Chronographs
In 1943, Breitling released the Premier Puya series. After decades, the series ushered in a new life in 2019. The Premier Puya series has always been known for its elegance and leisure, and now the brand has launched a new tourbillon chronograph style, adding a sophisticated and sophisticated atmosphere to the series.
The new replica watch is 42 mm in diameter and 15.25 mm thick. Equipped with double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal mirror, double-sealed crown and screw-in see-through case back, it has excellent waterproof performance of 100 meters.
The new timepieces are available in three models, each named after a leader in the history of the brand. Willy Breitling in platinum with dark blue dial, Léon Breitling in 18K red gold with silver dial, Gaston Breitling in 18K white gold with slate gray dial.
On the blue, silver or rock gray dial, fluorescent hour and minute hands combined with Arabic numerals indicate time information. The central 1/4-second chronograph second hand and the 60-minute chronograph minute hand at 6 o’clock are decorated with contrasting colors for instant recognition. The tourbillon frame is set at 12 o’clock, which can offset the influence of gravity on the escapement, making the replica watch more accurate.
Through the see-through case back, you can appreciate the built-in B21 movement. Manufactured by La Joux-Perret, the movement contains 30 jewels and vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Equipped with a column wheel and a vertical clutch device, it integrates tourbillon and timing functions. The oscillating weight is made of 18K gold, hollowed out and decorated with the Breitling brand logo. The full string can provide a 55-hour power reserve.
The Willy Breitling model comes with a black alligator leather strap with an 18K white gold folding clasp. The Lyon Breitling model comes with a brown alligator leather strap with an 18K red gold folding clasp. The Gaston Breitling model comes with a black alligator leather strap with an 18K white gold folding clasp.
Breitling Premier B21 Tourbillon Chronograph 42
Model: RB2120211G1P1 (Leon); JB2120A61B1P1 (Gaston); LB2120171C1P1 (Willy)
Case/Dial: 42mm x 15.25mm, 18K red gold case with silver dial (Leon); 18K white gold case with rock gray dial (Gaston); platinum case with blue dial (Willy)
Water Resistance: 100 meters (10 bar)
Movement: B21 automatic movement, vibration frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), power reserve 55 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, tourbillon
Chain Strap: alligator leather strap