|The New Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42|
Famed luxury watchmaking powerhouse, Breitling
, unveiled their latest range of watches this past week. Reviving one of brand’s most reputable and respectable, yet often overlooked, lines of chronographs, the Breitling Premier range. With everyday elegance wear and design in mind, the Premier collection, is comprised of four distinct new models, including a special edition commemorating the revival of their partnership with Bentley which began in 2002. These watches, although are a stark contrast to their big pilot watches reputation, all have various dial color and strap options available.
|Vintage Breitling Premier|
The Breitling Premier first surfaced in the 1930’s as a straight forward, reliable chronograph that threaded a fine line between elegance and sport. Housed in a now-days small 35-mm case, this watch packed a punch! The original Premier boasted: anti-magnetic properties, shock resistance, a tachymeter and a triple register chronograph. However the first Breitling Premier
was officially produced in 1943. The watches influence can be seen in later models such as the Top Time and Transocean Chronograph.
|Breitling Top Time|
|Breitling B01 Transocean Chronograph|
Under the new leadership of Georges Kern, Breitling is straying away from the hyper-masculine aviation-centric watches and expanding into a broader sense of associations, including cinema, ocean conservency, triathlons and more. The Premier line focuses of the land tier of Breitling’s “Air, Land and Sea” pillars.
|Special Edition - Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley|
The first watch from the new Premier collection is the Premier B01 Chronograph 42, which is available in a white dial with black sub-registers, blue dial with black sub-registers or the special Bentley edition with a green dial with black sub-registers and a green leather strap. Housed in a 42-mm, 316L surgical grade stainless steel case is the in-house B01 movement; a proven reliable and accurate automatic 72-hour power reserve chronograph since it’s inception in 2009. This movement is COSC certified and backed with a 5-year international manufacturers warranty. The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 pays homage to the original with the two sub-registers (a continuous 60-second register and a 30-minute totalizer) and tachymeter. The watch also has a narrow date window at the 6 o’clock marker.
In addition to the B01 chronograph, Breitling also created a non-in-house movement Premier Chronograph. With subtle differences (notably the third sub-register (12-hour totalizer) and alignment of the sub-registers), this less expensive chronograph still packs a punch in terms of aesthetics and performance. Specifically the “hidden” date window which is cleverly hidden in the 12-hour totalizer. Available in a blue or black dial.
|Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40|
Built for elegance without the fuss, the Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 adds a refined touch to the Premier line. With a slim 11.40-mm tall case, the day & date wears perfectly under a suit. The Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 is available with a silver or black dial with rose gold hands and markers.
|Breitling Premier Automatic 40|
The final watch announced with the Premier collection is the Premier Automatic 40, a low-key but fascinating watch. With a beautifully small seconds display, the Premier Automatic provides a stylish value-conscious watch to the range. The watch is available in a grey, blue or silver dial.
|Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42|
As the only authorized Breitling dealer in Wisconsin, Schwanke-Kasten
could not be more excited about this beautiful collection. To inquire about the Premier collection, you can email
or text us using the green click-to-chat button on the Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers