Watch Insider Unveils 3 New Breitling Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 RavenThis is what I would call a nice line extension. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I offer a look at three newly released Breitling watches (or “Instruments for Professionals,” as Breitling would call them): the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition, Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven, and Breitling Galactic 44.

 

The Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition plays with the history of Breitling. Inspired by a model from 1958 (an ultra-precise, anti-shock, anti-magnetic and super-water-resistant watch that was released during the boom in intercontinental air travel), the Transocean reflects the spirit of great journeys and luxury long-haul aircraft. The watch features a two-tone dial with two vintage-style counters, and a double caseback complete with a cover. The Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition limited series reinterprets the “contemporary-classic” style of the Transocean line; it is a tribute to Breitling’s long history of making chronographs.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition - front

 

Specs:
Movement: Breitling manufacture Calibre 01; officially chronometer-certified by COSC; self-winding; frequency = 28,800 vph; 47 jewels; 70-plus-hour power reserve; 1/8th second chronograph and 30-minute totalizer; calendar Case: Steel; water-resistant to 100 meters/330 ft.; convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides; double caseback with transparent sapphire crystal; diameter = 43 mm
Dial: Mercury silver
Straps/bracelets: Barenia leather, crocodile leather, Military/Ocean Classic.
Price: $9,695 on steel Ocean Classic

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition - back
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The Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven belongs to the Chronomat family that was launched in 1984. The Breitling Chronomat has established itself as among the most reputable Swiss-made mechanical chronographs, valued for its precision, sturdiness, readability, and functionality, as well as outstanding water resistance. Breitling now issues this model in a special series accentuating its technical, masculine style. The satin-brushed steel case is entirely clad in black, with a high-resistance carbon-based coating matching the rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating bezel features orange rubber inlaid numerals creating a powerful and highly legible contrast. The same bright orange touches appear on the inner bezel, the chronograph seconds hand, and the counter pointers.

Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven

Specs:
Movement: Breitling manufacture Caliber 01, officially chronometer-certified by COSC; self-winding; frequency = 28,800 vph, 47 jewels, 70-hour-plus power reserve; 1/8th second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers; calendar.
Case: Black steel; water-resistant to 200 meters/660 ft.; screw-locked crown and push pieces; unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel; domed sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides; transparent sapphire crystal caseback; diameter = 44 mm
Dial: Onyx Black
Straps: Rubber Diver Pro or Ocean Racer
Price: $9,825

Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven - Caseback

 

Rounding out the trio, the Breitling Galactic 44 is a sporty, versatile and sophisticated model, intended for all those whose activities do not necessarily require chronograph functions, but who are nonetheless looking for a watch that is at once sturdy, accurate and reliable. Adding to the 41-mm self-winding version and the two 36-mm and 32-mm ladies’ models already on the market, Breitling now introduces a new, larger-sized watch to the collection. In adopting a 44-mm diameter, the Galactic has strengthened its technical and masculine appeal. The unidirectional rotating bezel has a satin-brushed finish and is enhanced with black, rubber-inlaid hour-markers, while the dial features two apertures for the day and date at 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock, respectively, along with a compass scale and a graduated scale with 1/100th-hour divisions on the inner bezel.

Breitling Galactic 44 - front

Specs:
Movement: Breitling Caliber 45 (the base is either an ETA or Sellita); officially chronometer-certified by COSC; self-winding; 28,800 vph, 25 jewels; day/date calendar
Case: Steel; water-resistant to 200 meters/660 ft.; unidirectional, ratcheted rotating bezel with compass scale; domed sapphire crystal, glare proofed on both sides; diameter = 44 mm
Dials: Trophy black, Metallica blue, Sierra silver.
Straps/Bracelet: leather, crocodile leather, rubber Diver Pro, Military/Pilot
Price: $4,850 on rubber strap

Breitling Galactic 44 - side