With the Chronomat B01, Breitling has created a second and highly exclusive version of its leading Chronomat model, which is asserting itself more strongly than ever as the benchmark among mechanical chronographs. This top-notch instrument is equipped with Caliber B01, the first movement entirely developed and produced in-house. A reliable, sturdy and accurate motor brilliantly embodying the philosophy of Breitling chronographs – and as such naturally chronometer-certified. The Chronomat B01 also stands out for the strong character of its masterfully reinterpreted design. From the overall lines to the smallest finishing detail, it reveals a concern for aesthetic sophistication and luxury that place it in a league of its own within the world of chronographs. The unidirectional rotating bezel is adorned with exclusive engraved numerals. The dials, available in hour-marker or Roman numeral versions, display their information with exemplary clarity enhanced by a clever play on colors, materials and depth effects. As an authentic Breitling “instrument for professionals”, the Chronomat B01 is also built to face the most extreme conditions. Its construction affords excellent protection against impacts and its water resistance to 500 meters (1,660 ft) represents a performance worthy of a professional diver’s watch. REF IB011012/B968
|Name:||Chronomat 44 Two Tone Minor / Black|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model IB011012.B968 from Chronomat watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Chronomat 44 Two Tone Minor / Black (IB011012.B968) was originally released in 2009. 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, rose gold case measures 43.5mm in diameter and roughly 16.95mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Chronomat model IB011012.B968 is water resistant up to 500 meters (1640 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
|Material:||Stainless steel, Rose Gold|
The Chronomat IB011012.B968 movement is a powered by caliber B01 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|
|Chronograph:||Chronograph, Column wheel|
How much does the Breitling’s Chronomat IB011012.B968 cost? This watch was introduced in 2009 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: 7780
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Chronomat 44 Two Tone Minor / Black
- Reference Number: IB011012.B968
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel, Rose Gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 43.5
- Thickness: 16.95
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Stick-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 500 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B01
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: mm
- Jewels: 47
- Power Reserve: 70 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
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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