The Breitling Chronomat GMT was introduced in 2011. In addition to the standard functions of the Chronomat 01, this caliber B04-powered variation sports an adjustable 24 hour hand and a bezel calibrated for 24 hours. The slightly smaller 44mm variation was added to the collection in 2012.
|Name:||Chronomat 44 GMT Stainless Steel / Blackeye Blue / Rubber|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model AB042011.C852.211S from Chronomat watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Chronomat 44 GMT Stainless Steel / Blackeye Blue / Rubber (AB042011.C852.211S) was originally released in 2012. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 70-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 16.9mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Chronomat model AB042011.C852.211S is water resistant up to 200 meters (656 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Chronomat AB042011.C852.211S movement is a powered by caliber B04 made by Breitling. The 47-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 70-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)|
|Chronograph:||Chronograph, Column wheel|
How much does the Breitling’s Chronomat AB042011.C852.211S cost? This watch was introduced in 2012 and has been in Breitling’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: 8170
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Chronomat 44 GMT Stainless Steel / Blackeye Blue / Rubber
- Reference Number: AB042011.C852.211S
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 44
- Thickness: 16.9
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Blue
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Stick-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 200 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B04
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: mm
- Jewels: 47
- Power Reserve: 70 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)
Breitling was founded in 1884. The brand counts among its earliest achievements the invention of the independent chronograph pushpiece in 1915 and the separation of the start/stop functions from that of resetting in 1923. The connection of Breitling with the world of aviation is said to have taken off in the early 1930’s, when the brand started creating onboard chronographs intended for … aircraft cockpits. With the introduction of the Navitimer in the first half of the 1950’s, Breitling had created what would prove to be one of the most iconic and everlasting pilots watch designs yet: the model hasn’t been out of production since. A variation of this model accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962. In the sixties, Breitling was part of the ‘Project 99’ consortium that was created with the aim of creating the first self-winding chronograph movement – the one that would become the caliber 11. Although the so-called ‘Quartz Crisis’ had hit Breitling hard, the brand would be one of the first to launch a completely new mechanical chronograph in the mid-eighties: the Chronomat. This watch would become another icon for Breitling and would serve as a catalyst for the industry as a whole. Besides the Navitimer and the Chronomat, the Emergency is arguably the third most emblematic model – featuring a never-before-seen transmitter system that couldn’t have been conceived by any other brand than Breitling. The 2009 introduction of the caliber 01 gave Breitling a in-house chronograph movement and it would serve as the base for a number of variations over the next few years. Breitling is the only company of this scale to submit 100% of its movements for COSC-certification, including the quartz calibers.
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