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Breitling self-made movements with high efficiency, reliability and high accuracy (B)

Facing the competetive watchmaking market, Breitling has just been proving itself by self-developed movements and products with high performance and good quality. I have introduced Breitling Chronomat 01, Cal. B04, Cal. B05 and Cal. B35 in the previous post. The following content is about the introduction of Breitling other movements.

Breitling B06
Breitling B06 was equipped with 30-second chronograph from 1926’s patent of innovation. It takes only 30 seconds for central timming hand to go around the dial. The timing accuracy extends to 1/8 second. Intermediate stop clock drive chain and chronometer stop clock drive chain were replaced by a part with the best deceleration function. Only Breitling For Bentley B06 watch is equipped with Caliber Breitling B06. Besides, Bentley B06 watch has another global exclusive patented technology-Variable speedometer which can figure out average speed by rotating the bezel freedom from time, distance or speed, a good example of Breitling for Bentley watches. 

Breitling B02/B12
Caliber Breitling B02, which was based on Caliber B01, followed two features of Breitling Cosmonaute watch wron by Major Scott Carpenter in 1962-24-hour display and manual winding. With distinct column wheel timing device, 39 jewels and high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), Caliber Breitling B02 was mounted on New Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute watch which is famous for the first Cosmonaute watch that went to space.

At 2016’s Basel Fair, Breitling launched Caliber B12 with 24-hour military time display. Thanks to self-winding mechanism, the movement supplies inexhaustible power for Breitling Avenger Hurricane watch.

Breitling B14
In 1915, Breitling invented the world’s first independent timing button at two O’clock. In memory of the history of Breitling watchmaking and the milestone, Breitling Transocean 1915 Chronograph watch was launched. To make sure the timing button continue to keep “Start-Stop-zero” operating function, self-made self-winding B14 was developed successfully by Breitling watchmakers and technicists. With three-stage mechanism and double-layer timing control system, “Start-Stop-zero” operating function works well. Thanks to patented double-layer column wheel, the movement can match with many other parts of B01. It has the best reliability and simplifies the after-sales maintenance process.

Breitling 01 Chronoworks®
As the cooperative partner of airline business, Breitling pursues excellent performance of a movement. Breitling was successful in developing Caliber 01 Chronoworks® based on Caliber 01. Excellent performance of Breitling 01 Chronoworks® was improved significantly by five major efficiency-enhancing innovations: ceramic baseplate and bridges, silicon wheels, silicon escape system, variable-inertia balance wheel and seconds pinion with elastic toothing. As a result, its power reserve was enhanced from 70 hours to 100 hours. Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks® Limited Edition watch with Caliber 01 Chronoworks® made its first appearance at 2016’s Basel Fair.

Breitling self-made movements with high efficiency, reliability and high accuracy (A)

As a professional timepiece expert, one of the large independent watchmakers in Switzerland, Breitling always stick to unique style to carve out its own path. As Jean-Paul Girardin said, we are famous for producing professional Navatimer watch, and we determine the direction to move forward as a pilot takes the full control. Facing the constantly changing market situation, Breitling decided to develop self-made mechanical movements in order to preserve the independence of the brand. Breitling has developed more than 11 different kinds of self-made creative movements since 2009, reflecting independent spirit and innovation ability.

Breitling Chronomat B01
After Breitling determined to develop a self-winding chronograph movement, Breitling set up a team which made up of top watch designers and construction experts, aiming at developing new movements with high quality and high performance. In the spring of 2006, Breitling finished the first 100% self-made movements. To make sure their
performance, Breitling tested these movements again and again and optimized them constantly. As a result, the first self-made movements were passed successfully by Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute at the end of 2006. Finally, Breitling Chronomat B01 was born in 2007. Breitling Navatimer 01 watch was equipped with the movement to make the tribute to the 125th anniversary of Breitling. With column wheel, vertical clutch, bidirectional self-winding system and more than 70-hour power reserve system, Breitling Chronomat 01 is reliable and precise. Breitling Navatimer 01 watch had warm market response, too.

Breitling B04/Breitling B05/Breitling B35
With the increasing demand of global business travel, Breitling Chronomat GMT watch was furnished with Cal. B04, providing convenient and reliable experience for travel enthusiasts. As a self-winding mechanical movement with convenient dual time zone display, Breitling B04 is equipped with exclusive patented system-differential side gear-to-case clearance instead of ratchet system, convenient to change time zones away from any interference.

Breitling B05 is an evolution of Cal. B04, whose Worldtimer mechanical device was redesigned and innovated.
It’s the first movement that it has a city disk and 24-hour disk devise. Gear drive system of Breitling B05 makes the city disk drive, and the patented system makes the user pull the crown and rotate it, then 24 time zones around the world can be readable.

Breitling released Cal. B35 with self-winding three hands and world standard time function in 2015. It features revolutionary convenient operation. The crown is pulled out lightly and rotated forward or backwards in hour, adjusting all indicators on the dial. Though the movement is in a delicate size, it supplies over 70-hour power reserve for the watch. The strong power reserve benefits from two built-in clockwork boxes, making sure optimal kinetic energy storage and use efficiency. Shunt-wound clockwork boxes reduce the bearing pressure of the center wheel and have regular energy output. The tailor-made rator makes the delicate movement achieve the best efficiency. The movement has two patents of invention developed by Breitling, one is for the connecting device between differential gear train and the movement; the other is for the connecting device between the city disk and the movement. The innovation and functional optimization improved the performance of Breitling watches, coincident with design concept of Breitling Navitimer.

Black warrior–Breitling Navitimer 46 Blacksteel

TECHNICAL DATA MOVEMENT
Caliber: Breitling 13
Movement: Selfwinding mechanical
Power reserve: min. 42 hours
Chronograph: 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
Vibration: 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel: 25 jewels
Calendar: Dial aperture

Another member of Breitling Navitimer series–Navitimer 46 Blacksteel: all-black exterior, two-counter dial, black oscillating weight and new strap featuring an aircraft tire-tread pattern has captured worldwide attention since it launched in 2016.

A cult model among pilots and aviation devotees since 1952, the Navitimer chronograph steps things up a notch in a version entirely clothed in black: from its satin-brushed steel case coated with an ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment to the famous circular slide rule serving to handle all operations relating to airborne navigation.

Yet this original, modern and technical exterior is not its only distinctive feature. Instead of the three silvered counters on the classic model, the dial bears two tone-on-tone counters: small seconds at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. An authentic instrument panel, created using the “par épargne” technique on a sterling silver base, enhanced by red accents in the shape of small counter pointers and a central sweep-seconds hand.

The Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 high-performance movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), comprises a black oscillating weight visible through a transparent  back.

Further accentuating the aeronautical touch, the black case and dial are fitted with a sturdy and comfortable all-new rubber strap bearing an aircraft tire-tread pattern and now available on all Navitimer models. The legend lives on.

Highly recommend three Swiss watches for Men: Breitling Navitimer, Breitling Avenger, Breitling Superocean Heritage

Established by Léon Breitling in 1884, Breitling is known for manufacturing the new, distinctive and durable wristwatches with multi-functions. It always keeps focusing to watches’ functions guide and gives their products to adapt to special industries: aviation, navigation, navigation, diving, making its watches become the perfect combination of practicability, function and diversity. In 1915, Gaston Breitling developed the first chronograph, and the status “Chronograph Pioneer” has been     established firmly since then. As the technical expert, Breitling plays an important role in the development of chronograph. Highly recommend 3 Breitling chronograph watches according to styles, price, popularity and reviews, and see if these advice can do you a favor.

BREITLING NAVITIMER AB012012/BB01-435X
PRICE: $ 5,395
DIAMETER: 43 mm
MOVEMENT: Automatic Self Winding
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
WATER RESISTANT: 30 Meters – 100 Feet
REVIEWS: Breitling Navitimer AB012012/BB01-435X is the most representative and iconic model. It features three sub-dials with timing and date display and gear-shaped bi-directional rotating bezel. The model can be spotted easily at a distance. Whether viewing from the quality or the temperament, it adds mature charm to men.
Although the design for the dial is complicated but stratified. Another advantage is that movement cal.01 was developed itself. There is no reason to refuse such a classic watch.

BREITLING AVEGER SEAWOLF CHRONO BLACKSTEEL M73390DR
PRICE: $5,015
DIAMETER: 45.4 mm
MOVEMENT: Quartz
CASE MATERIAL: Blacksteel
WATER RESISTANT: 1000 Meters – 3300 Feet
REVIEWS: “Quartz movement”? Many people will scorn it, but more and more high-end brands select quartz movement. Comparing with mechanical watches, quartz watches run more accurately and maintain more easily. Screw-down back and double sealed gaskets make the watch waterproof up to 1000 meters. Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono is also equipped with black steel case and black submersible band. Why not consider such a watch which is delicate, accurate but easy to maintain?

BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE CHRONOGRAPHE A2337036/BB81/154A
PRICE: $4,496
DIAMETER: 44 mm
MOVEMENT: Automatic Self Winding
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
WATER RESISTANT: 200 Meters – 660 Feet
REVIEWS: Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe watch reminds people of Rolex Submariner with hulk green disk. In fact, they are different expect for green color. 18K gold “B” logo on the simple dial is Breitling’s classic logo in the 1950s. Besides, stainless steel weaving bracelet gives off vintage charm. Green bezel, red hour hand, silver scales and black dial makes the chronograph distinctive. Recommend Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe A2337036/BB81/154A because it embodies classic and retro beauty.

In a word, whether style or inheritance, the three watches have their own unique features and advantages. Any one of three lets you down, but choosing a suitable watch for you is the best for you.