Let’s go to another Pitch Watch
Breitling has just launched the Super Chronomat and if you are wondering now what a “Super” is, I would say it is a wide Chronomat with a 44 mm case.
The new Super Chronomat brings all the features of the traditional 42mm Chronomat, such as the traditional rider-tabs on the bezel with exchangeable tabs at three and nine o’clock, a bullet-shaped crown flanked by two pusher buttons that control the chronograph function, on the dial a tachymeter scale, three counters at 3-6-9 o’clock and a date aperture.
So, let’s focus now on what’s new, this new Super Chronomat has some aesthetic changes, starting with a ceramic insertion bezel, the first on a Chronomat, crown, and buttons in the same color as the dial and bezel, open case back, four-annual calendar (available in some variants only) and different strap options.
Eleven, is the number of variants offered on the Super Chronomat and they are, two variants in stainless steel with blue or black dial, both with the option of rubber strap in the same color as the dial or rouleaux bracelet, the black is also offered with a third option, equipped with a UTC module embedded in the rouleaux bracelet. One variant in 18k red gold with brown dial available with a rubber strap or 18k red gold bracelet and lastly, two two-tone variants (stainless steel and 18k red gold) with blue or black dial available with a rubber strap or two-tone bracelet.
The stainless steel and 18k red gold variants come with 200 meters of water resistance, while the two-tone variants come with only 100 meters. The UTC module available in the black stainless steel variant is a special feature that allows the reading of a second-time zone.
The two-tone variants come with a four-year calendar, which needs to be adjusted every leap year (every 1461 days), and a moon phase indicator, which means that the counters on the dial accumulate the annual calendar and the chronograph functions. Inside, the Caliber Breitling 19 (based on the ETA 2892-A2 movement) operates, offering up to 42 hours of power reserve, all other variants are equipped with Caliber B01.
The watches are now available, with prices starting from € 8,150 for the stainless steel variant with a rubber strap.
Model: Super Chronomat B01 44, Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar
Dial: Black, blue, brown
Case Material: Stainless steel (Super Chronomat B01 44), 18k red gold (Super Chronomat B01 44), stainless steel & 18k red gold (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Case Dimensions: 44 mm diameter, 14.4 mm (Super Chronomat B01 44) / 14.5 mm (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar) thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Caliber: Breitling 01 (Super Chronomat B01 44), Breitling 19 (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. Day, month & moon-phase (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Jewels: 47 (Super Chronomat B01 44), 38 (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 70 Hours (Super Chronomat B01 44), 42 Hours (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Water Resistance: 200 Meters (Super Chronomat B01 44), 100 Meters (Super Chronomat 44 Four-Year Calendar)
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, rubber strap, stainless steel & 18k red gold bracelet
Price: € 8,150 (steel on strap), € 8,500 (steel on bracelet), € 9,700 (steel-black on bracelet with UTC module), € 22,400 (18k red gold on strap), € 14,000 (two-tone black on strap), € 14,600 (two-tone black on steel bracelet), € 15,250 (two-tone blue on strap), € 16,600 (two-tone blue on two-tone bracelet)