The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

Luxferity, 17.05.2021

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The Super Chronomat, Breitling’s boldest Chronomat to date, is the ultimate choice for those who want a timepiece mastering the balance between sturdy and stylish.

Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch that Breitling created for the hotshots of the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the Super Chronomat is a supercharged, all-purpose sports watch that’s elegant enough for the evening as well.

“This is a watch you’ll get noticed in without having to worry about it,” says Breitling CEO Georges Kern. “This watch is tough enough for every pursuit, but it won’t get in the way of your sense of style.”

True to the original Chronomat, the rider tabs protect the sapphire crystal. The ones at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock are interchangeable, so the wearer can use them for countdowns as well as countups. With a case measuring 44 millimeters, the Super Chronomat collection is the boldest of its kind. Key new features include a stainless-steel bezel with a ceramic insert – a first on a Chronomat – plus the choice of a Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap or our iconic metal one with a butterfly clasp. The new rubber strap is created with state-of-the-art injection molding techniques. Its three distinct textures – matte, slick, and woven-looking – give it remarkable depth.

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

THREE COLOR SCHEMES

The Super Chronomat B01 44 comes in three versions. Two are encased in stainless steel with blue or black dial-and-bezel combinations. The third is a rich brown dial-and-bezel combination with a case in 18 k red gold. All feature contrasting silver chronograph counters powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, which provides about 70 hours of power reserve.

This Super Chronomat is water-resistant up to 200 meters.

For those wanting something extra special, there’s a black dial version with a UTC-module embedded in a Rouleaux bracelet. Referring to Universal Time Coordinated, this provides a way to keep track of a second time zone and is a quirky Breitling feature dating back to the 1980s.

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

ONCE EVERY LEAP YEAR

As its name implies, the Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar has a semi-perpetual calendar mechanism that needs adjusting just once every leap year – or every 1461 days. It comes in two versions: black dial with tone-on-tone chronograph counters, a stainless-steel bezel with a black ceramic bezel insert, and 18 k red gold elements, or blue dial featuring tone-on-tone chronograph counters and a bezel in 18 k red gold with a blue ceramic insert. Water-resistant up to 100 meters, this timepiece is powered by the Breitling Caliber 19, a COSC-certified chronograph movement with a semi-perpetual calendar with day, date, month, and moon phase indicators.

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

AN ICON OF ITS ERA

When Breitling introduced its Chronomat in 1984, it signified the comeback of mechanical Swiss timepieces after quartz watches had dominated the market throughout the 1970s. The impressive new mechanical watch proved to be a winner – challenging its skinny quartz rivals with its bold proportions and becoming an icon of its era.

The Chronomat also helped Breitling celebrate its centenary in style, marking the return of the mechanical chronograph on which the brand had built its global reputation. This technical legacy, combined with particularly stylish design codes, made the Chronomat the ultimate sportchic watch of its time. Today, it’s doing it again for everyday superheroes in pursuit of the next great adventure.

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

BREITLING

Since 1884, Breitling has established a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, its pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence. With the brand’s storied association with aviation, Breitling has shared the finest moments in humankind’s conquest of the skies. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, it has also earned a place of privilege in the worlds of science, sport, and technology.

Breitling manufactures its own movements in-house and the quality of every one is – like the movements in all Breitling watches – confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer, made in Switzerland.

FACTS ABOUT THE WATCH

  • SUPER CHRONOMAT B01 44

Reference: AB0136251B1A2

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute
and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Thickness: 14.45 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: stainless steel with black ceramic insert, unidirectional ratcheted, indexes and
Super-LumiNova® coated rider tab numerals

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

DIAL/HANDS

Black with silver contrasting chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

STRAP

Stainless-steel Rouleaux bracelet with UTC module and folding clasp

UTC MODULE

MOVEMENT  DIAL/HANDS

Caliber: Breitling Caliber 61
Diameter: 9.0 millimeters
Depth: 1.95 millimeters
Movement: quartz
Battery life: 60 months

CASE

Material: stainless steel

Diameter: 26.1 millimeters

Thickness: 6.0 millimeters

Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)

Glass: flat sapphire, glareproofed on both sides

Caseback: steel with screws

Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Bezel: fixed stainless steel with numerals

DIAL/HANDS

Black

Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

  • SUPER CHRONOMAT B01 44

Reference: AB0136251B1A1, AB0136251B1S1, AB0136161C1A1, or AB0136161C1S1

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Thickness: 14.45 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel, sapphire crystal
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: stainless steel with black or blue ceramic insert, unidirectional ratcheted, indexes and Super-LumiNova® coated rider tab numerals

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

DIAL/HANDS

Black or blue with silver contrasting chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

STRAP

Stainless-steel Rouleaux bracelet with butterfly clasp or color-matching Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap with folding clasp

  • SUPER CHRONOMAT B01 44

Reference: RB0136E31Q1R1 or RB0136E31Q1S1

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01
Diameter: 30 millimeters
Depth: 7.2 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
Number of components: 346
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: column-wheel, vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, date window
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 14.45 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 20 bar (200 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: 18 k red gold with brown ceramic insert, unidirectional ratcheted, indexes and
Super-LumiNova® coated rider tab numerals

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

DIAL/HANDS

Brown with silver contrasting chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

STRAP

18 k red gold Rouleaux bracelet with butterfly clasp or brown Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap with folding clasp

  • SUPER CHRONOMAT 44 FOUR-YEAR CALENDAR

Reference: I19320251B1A1 or I19320251B1S1

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Caliber 19
Diameter: 29.50 millimeters
Depth: 7.70 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moon phase
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 14.55 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: stainless steel with black ceramic insert and 18 k red gold elements, unidirectional
ratcheted, indexes and Super-LumiNova® coated rider tab numerals

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

DIAL/HANDS

Black with tone-on-tone chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

STRAP

Stainless-steel Rouleaux bracelet with butterfly clasp or black Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap with folding clasp

  • SUPER CHRONOMAT 44 FOUR-YEAR CALENDAR

Reference: U19320161C1U1 or U19320161C1S1

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

The New Super Chronomat: A Supercharged, All-purpose Sports Watch From Breitling

WATCH MOVEMENT

Caliber: Breitling Caliber 19
Diameter: 29.50 millimeters
Depth: 7.70 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical, bidirectional with ball bearing
Power reserve: approximately 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: vertical clutch, 1/4th second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters
Display: hour, minute, second, day, date, month, moon phase
Certification: COSC-certified

CASE

Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 44 millimeters
Height: 14.55 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Case back: screwed steel
Crown: screw-locked, two gaskets
Bezel: 18 k red gold with blue ceramic insert, unidirectional ratcheted, indexes and
Super-LumiNova® coated rider tab numerals

DIAL/HANDS

Blue with tone-on-tone chronograph counters
Super-LumiNova® luminescent indexes and hands

STRAP

Two-tone Rouleaux bracelet (stainless steel and 18 k red gold) with butterfly clasp or blue Rouleaux-inspired rubber strap with folding clasp