The Luxurious Watch Review team chose five Breitling watches for men to be in our top 5 list. Read on for you to learn more about the Breitling brand and to understand further how we put this list together.
1. Breitling Chronoliner
Black is still the latest black for Breitling. After newly appending the current Blacksteel models to its Avenger Seawolf, Navitimer, and Colt collections, the aviation-inspired Swiss brand now elongates its current brand group, the Chronoliner, with a variant of a Black steel case.
However, the things that are changed are the hands, dials, and strap. Rather having the panda dial that has white-cream subdials, this Chronoliner has the all-black dial. There is no need to worry since the readability is not hindered since the subdials are slightly recessed and come in a little lighter shade.
The other significant change is the strap. While the Chronoliner was managed in a variety of Breitling’s Navitimer style steel bracelet or Ocean Classic mesh strap, the Breitling Chronoliner would rather have a top rubber strap that has been produced to imitate the look of mesh straps. Breitling declares this the Rubber Aero Classic elastic strap.
Its steel case has a coating of a deeply resistant carbon-based method and sports satin-brushed exteriors that distinguish with the scratch-resistant, polished ceramic bezel. The timepiece is the newest addition to Breitling’s Chronoliner collection of “genuine flight captain’s timepieces,” inspired by the 1950 and 1960's designs and originated at Baselworld 2015. It has a combination of a triple time zone display that keeps track of the times in multiple time zones while in flight and a 1/4 second chronograph that measures the flight times.
The second time zone is designated by a red-tipped hand on a 24-hour scale nearby the black dial, although the third time zone that is also in the 24-hour mode is readable on the notch, bi-directional rotating bezel. The date is at 3 o'clock position, the chronograph is at 12 and 6 o’clock position, and small seconds are at 9 o’clock position. The case has a 46 mm measurement in diameter, has a water resistance up to 100 meters and has an engraved image of the stylized airplanes at the back side of the watch. Luminous cover improves nighttime readability on the huge hands and hour markers.
2. Breitling Navitimer Chronograph Stainless Steel
The Breitling Navitimer AB012012-BB01 is the original Navitimer with the new remote Breitling B01 movement. Perhaps, the Navitimer is one of a smattering of the original classic Aviator timepiece designs, and Breitling can assert that it is the only wristwatch chronograph in an extended construction for more than half a century. Recently, Breitling has continued the five years guarantee of the Navitimer with its B01 movement instead of the usual industry standard of two years.
Another important historical fact is that the Navitimer was first issued around the time of the invention of the automatic chronograph in combination with brands like Zenith, Heuer, and Hamilton. It is also a certified Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (C.O.S.C) just like all the timepieces of Breitling. Nonetheless, it is reasonable to ask about the unique features of this watch that makes it deserving of your horological passion and time and probably your investments on both emotions and money.
Firstly, it has a particular "bling" to it like most of the Breitling timepieces possess which this makes it so easy to recognized. Part of the goal is that Breitling practices a profoundly polished steel case and the vintage Navitimer fluted ring on the bezel. Nevertheless, this Navitimer does possess differentiating techniques from earlier reports.
What remains unchanged are the legible super busy dial and the patented style of Breitling. Its dial is black that has three silvery white subdials and a shiny white slide rule ring located at the border that shifts placidly with the bezel though with also a marked resistance. Same with all the Navitimers, the dial carries three concentric rings of markers that substantially modifies the timepiece into an analog network.
With the use of the chronograph function and the bezel, one can measure the productivity rate and average speed, display different computations like a conversion of currency, multiplication, and division of numbers, calculation of the speed and miles per minute, calculation of descent or climb, consumption of gas and elapsed time. You can make use the Navitimer as a compass with the help of the sun's position in the sky and the sliding-rule or the bezel. If these were not sufficient to feed your analog computing desires, the solid case back covers, as well as with the unique timepiece's serial number, a table for Celsius to Fahrenheit conversions. Furthermore, the 01 movement has a quick date adjustment feature and a hacking second. Above all, you get 70 hours or almost three full days of power reserve.
3. Breitling Chronospace Military
As for how the name sounds, the Breitling Professional Chronospace Military is the timepiece invented for military aviators and for those who love this kind of style. It is a heavy steel timekeeper with linked digital and analog displays, each powered by its thermo-compensated SuperQuartz movement. It holds various supplementary characteristics like a very accurate stopwatch, alarm, a second-time-zone and a countdown timer. The black-faced watch is set with a black DLC covered stainless steel installation, and it is open to two kinds of wristlets: the first one is made of mesh steel, while the other one is from elastic fabric.
Breitling’s innovative timepiece is apparently produced to be appropriate for military aviators. Some of the characteristics that lead to such origin are its bezel, dial, and its supported functions. Chronospace Military has a simple matte-black dial with two oversized Arabic numerals and rectangle hour markers. The same color design is replicated for its central hands, and two assisted digital sub-counters. As for the military source, it is evident in the fact that the entire face is a harmonious night site goggles. Moreover, there is a bi-directional rotating bezel with compass frames which highlights star-shaped serrations. This is done to promote its styling while using gloves.
When it comes to the supported features, Breitling’s innovation from the Professional group involves the time's display in both 12 and 24-hour formats. Also, it has a chronograph with the accuracy of 1/100th of a second, alarm, perpetual digital calendar, a second-time-zone with its free alarm, a countdown timer, and lastly, an implication for universal UTC zone. All of these features are equipped with its Breitling Caliber 78 SuperQuartz movement. The caliber with ETA Thermoline E20.341 base is powered by a battery which can operate for a minimum of two years and a maximum of another one whole year.
4. Breitling Professional Aerospace Evo
The latest Breitling Aerospace Evo, like its forerunner, is an analog-digital watch furnished with its Breitling Caliber 79 SuperQuartz movement that is chronometer-certified by COSC and ten times more precise, Breitling says than a traditional quartz movement. All the timepiece's functions can be performed entirely by turning, pushing or pulling out the crown — from the analog's setting and a 12 or 24-hour digital LCD time displays to the screen of aviator-friendly equipment which many sports aviators will acknowledge as the Breitling Aerospace has a renowned reputation amongst this clients. These incorporate a countdown timer, alarm, second-time-zone, 1/100th-second chronograph, a distinct time signal analogous to calendar functions, minute repeater, and a battery end-of-life (EOL) indicator. Also, the LCD displays highlight an NVG-adaptable backlighting scheme.
However, its case is much bigger in diameter than the original which is 43 mm and composed of titanium, a metal frequently used in the aeronautics world. It has an entirely satin-brushed finish and is water-resistant to 330 feet or 100 meters. The Breitling Aerospace’s caught bezel, which in the current model is imprinted and has mixed rider tabs, turns in one direction. The numerals and hands on the dial have been improved, and the anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both sides is now beveled. The Breitling Aerospace Evo’s case back wears a conversion system for metric and Anglo-Saxon measurements.
5. Breitling Superocean II 44
The Breitling Superocean has been the strength of Breitling's timepieces for so many years and moving into a variety of diverse designs and modifications. However, during the year 2015, Breitling introduced its latest generation in the form of the Breitling Superocean II.
The original Breitling Superocean was first launched in the year 1957, having its water resistance up to 200 meters mirroring it as a serious diver's timepiece. However, that has been far outdone since the latest versions of the Superocean were water resistant to as much as 1,500 meters. Also, it comes to have an in-house movement for the last few years, and that is the Breitling Caliber 17. The caliber ETA 2824-2 base has a quick-set date which can be found in the Superocean II as well.
In the Superocean II development, Breitling has produced some positive but significant scheme updates. The numbers' font on the rotating bezel is less accord than on the original Superocean. Now, this bezel has a luminous dot located at 12 o’clock and has graduations for the last fifteen minutes of dive, but these markings are now big square markings, not the small pipes saw on models like the current Superocean 44. Furthermore, the case of this Breitling Superocean II 44 comes in PVD-coated black steel has a water resistance up to 3,300 feet or 1000 meters with a helium release valve and a screw-down crown.
Breitling watches are truly exceptional. They offer a melding of prestige and precision all wrapped up in one neat package. Breitling watches deliver strong performance offer features that compare with that of any major watchmaker. This brand is the choice of the expert crew who are exploring for their wrist's tool. Pilots flock to Breitling to get their aviator watch fix.