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The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Triumph- A Modern Classic

By FORTLOC Staff 06/18/2024
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Breitling Chronomat B01 42

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Originally launched in 1983, the Chronomat was designed for the Italian Air Force aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori. The watch's iconic features, such as the Rouleaux bracelet and rider tabs on the bezel, have become hallmarks of Breitling's design ethos, symbolizing both functionality and elegance.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42

Image: Breitling

Partnership with Triumph Motorcycles

Breitling partnered with British motorcycle brand Triumph to create the Chronomat B01 42 Triumph.

At about the same time, Triumph introduced the Speed Triple 1200 RR Breitling Limited Edition motorcycle, adorned with bespoke features such as a gold Breitling logo and hand-painted details. The bike is limited to just 270 units.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42

Image: Breitling

Owners of the exclusive bike gain privileged access to the Chronomat B01 42 Triumph, which features a carbon dial mirroring the aesthetic of the motorbike. It also has a unique caseback with the motorcycle's individual number engraved on it. This makes it a collector's item that bridges the worlds of horology and high-performance motorcycles.

Design and Features

The new Chronomat B01 42 retains its classic elements while incorporating contemporary updates. It features a 42mm stainless steel case with a 15.1mm thickness, ensuring a robust yet wearable profile. It weighs about 103.8 grams and features a perforated brown calfskin leather strap, symbolizing the freedom of the open roads bikers love so much.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42

Image: Breitling

Dial and Sub-Dials

The Chronomat B01 42 features a clean and balanced dial layout with central time displays and a 3-6-9 sub-register arrangement for the chronograph functions.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42

Image: Breitling

The chronograph sub-dials include a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock, and a small seconds counter at 9 o'clock.

Other variants of the Chronomat B01 42 are available in various dial colors, including black, blue, silver, and copper, each providing a unique aesthetic appeal. The date window is positioned at 6 o'clock, and the tachymeter scale on the dial flange enhances its utility.

Movement and Performance

The timepiece is powered by Breitling's in-house COSC-certified Caliber B01 movement, ensuring top-notch precision and reliability. This delivers a robust 70-hour power reserve. The movement's intricate parts, which showcase its engineering excellence, are teased through a sapphire crystal caseback.

The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters, making it versatile for various environments from daily wear to more demanding conditions.

The Chronomat B01 42 Triumph stands out as a symbol of luxury, precision, and innovative design. It celebrates Breitling's heritage while embracing modern advancements, making it a must-have for enthusiasts of fine watches and high-performance machinery alike. The timepiece is priced at $10,900.


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