AAA UK Breitling Chronomat replica watches was launched in 1984, and this year, the collection is revised with a new one, with numerous models, ranging from the limited edition Chronomat Frecce Tricolori, to SS, two tone variants and one in solid gold. All are introduced with a new Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, and equipped with the Breitling B01 Chronograph movement. Here is our hands-on review.
The high quality fake Breitling Chronomat watches holds a significant place in Breitling’s history. Introduced in 1984, when extra-thin quartz timepieces were the order of the day, Breitling placed a bold bet on an impressive mechanical watch that proved to be a winner and became an icon of its era. The new Breitling Chronomat is targeted as an all purpose sports watch.
At launch, the collection comprises of four steel on steel models, with silver, copper, blue or black dials. Two limited editions: the Bentley with a green dial, and the Frecce Tricolori in a blue dial with special markings. In addition, there is a steel version with gold rider tabs, a silver dial, and steel bracelet, as well as a model with a steel and gold case, with an anthracite or blue dial, on a steel and gold bracelet. And finally a full-gold case and anthracite dial, which comes on a black rubber strap.
The new perfect replica Breitling Chronomat watches assumes the mantle of the all round sports watch from the old Chronomat, and the design cues result in a carryover of the DNA of the original. In preparing this review, we had hands on with three of the new models – the limited edition Frecce Tricolori, the gold version and the one that Georges Kern admitted in the launch video as his favourite – the salmon dial version.
All the models share the same case and movement. The differences are only in the dial and the case materials.
The signature rotating bezel is highlighted by rider tabs, which not only protect the crystal but make the manipulation of the bezel easier. These are tabs at 3, 6, 9, 12 which are set like keystones, and slightly raised from the rest of the bezel.
The rider tabs at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock are true to the original, and are interchangeable, so the wearer can use them either for a “count up” or “count down” function.
The case, dial and hands
The case retains the time tested shape of the older cheap copy Breitling Chronomat watches, but the case size is reduced from 44mm to 42mm. Aesthetically, the edges are not as rounded as the earlier model, and the case appears like it was carved out from a solid block of steel. The feel is massive and solid, and frankly very comforting, inspiring confidence.
The bezel is rather wide and large, and fitted with the signature rider tabs at 12, 3, 6 and 9. The tabs at 3 and 9 can be unscrewed at a Breitling workshop, and swapped to allow the luxury Breitling replica watches to be used as either a count up chronograph (conventional) or count down. The rest of the bezel is clean polished, and marked only at each hour with an engraved line, except for the upper half which are also engraved with minute markers.
The top of the bezel is polished to a nice shine, as are the push buttons for the chronograph. The crown retains the unusual conical shape of past Chronomats, like an onion, but without a bulge, with corrugated sides to facilitate good grip.
In practice, this works well, as the crown is easy to manipulate for time setting and winding. The rehaut is a sloping one, and marked up as a tachymeter. The main dial itself has applique markers filled with SuperLuminova. And transfer printed minute markings on the peripheral. The chronograph sub-dials are the 3/6/9 position as is required by the B01 movement. In the Frecce Tricolori, they retain the Italian tricolour emblazoned below the Breitling “B” logo, while on the salmon dial version shown below, is a contrasting deep blue sub-dial which shows beautifully against the salmon colour of the rest of the dial.
The new rouleaux bracelet is quite interesting, and gives the new Swiss movements fake Breitling Chronomat watches a strong visual aesthetic linking it back to its past. The links are small, cylinderical shaped, hence the name rouleaux (French meaning cylinder). On the wrist it feels very supple and comfortable as it adheres to the contours of the anatomy very well. Visually, we also think it to be quite beautiful, with the polished interlinks on alternate cylinders providing a visual link to the tabs and contrasting nicely with the brushed cylinders.
The movement: Breitling B01
The movement is now the time tested, and proven B01, which is a full manufactured movement by Breitling replica watches for sale.
The movement is a proper sports chronograph. A full size rotor ensures sufficient winding capability, topping up the mainspring to provide 70 hours of power reserve. A traditional column wheel is used to control the chronograph functions, and the balance runs at 28,800 bph. The movement is COSC chronometer certified.
Movement finishing is not at haute horlogerie levels, but at an appropriate price level. It is very well executed to a high engineering level, one that any sports super clone Breitling watches store site would be proud to have been equipped with. The pushers operate smoothly, with a good firm positive feedback to each push to confirm starts, stops, and resets. The case is rated to perform at 200m, and meets ISO 6425 dive specifications for full compliance.