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.
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.
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 Watches.InfoNIAC.com, accommodate chronometer-certified movements.
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