Breitling Releases New Chrono-Matic Watches

Nov 17, 2009
To mark 40th anniversary of the first automatic chronograph movement’s release, the famous horological company Breitling is proud to unveil two limited editions of its Chrono-Matic watch. Encouraged by the 1969 original in terms of its exterior, the new models incorporate sophisticated horological complications, offering the functions of leap-year or perpetual calendars.

A remarkable year for the aviation, 1969 saw the first flight of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet and that of the supersonic Concorde: two legendary achievements the aeronautical history is notable for. Just as well, 1969 happened to be a significant year for the watch-making industry: the watch-making house Breitling introduced its first automatic chronograph movement.

The launch of the latter resulted in creating of the entire spectrum of Chrono-Matic chronographs. The newest Chrono-Matic models, measuring 49 mm in diameter, pay homage to the predecessor of oversized timepieces.

Issued as a limited series of 2,000 pieces, the first chronograph model is sculptured in steel and equipped with a calendar mechanism. As its name suggests, the Chrono-Matic 1461 watch offers a “memory” of 1.461 days, meaning that the aforementioned mechanism needs to be adjusted once every leap-year.

The straight hands, presented on the counters, emphasize the watch panel look and serve to indicate the date, day and month. The optional woven steel Aero Classic bracelet definitely adds a retro feel to the model.

The second Breitling watch - the Chrono-Matic QP - is available with an avant-garde case, rendered solely in red gold and launched in a limited edition of 125 units. It incorporates a chronograph function, along with an extremely-advanced perpetual calendar system, which represents a clever combination of up-to-date and conventional elements.

Diminutive, yet impressive, the mechanism of the Breitling Chrono-Matic QP watch is a true miracle, which comprises almost 500 individual parts. It is engineered to display the date, day, week, month, season, as well as the moon phases with consideration for leap-year variations. As all Breitling timepieces, both new Breitling Chrono-Matic watches, reviewed by, accommodate chronometer-certified movements.

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