Chronoliner Limited Series

An instrument in gold
With its timeless look and its triple timezone chronograph, the Chronoliner has asserted itself as the authentic flight captain’s watch. It offers a blend of luxury and performance in a red gold limited series that will appeal to aviation aficionados, whether in aircraft cockpits or cabins.

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The Chronoliner is nice piece of kit and this 250 piece limited edition is presented in Red Gold and a Rubber Aero Classic strap.

Breitling launches a cool Black Steel SuperOcean 44, dubbed the Breitling Superocean 44 Special. This is a sweet piece of kit. It features a full ceramic bezel, unlike the ‘inset’ bezels that Omega is doing. I like this look and I think Breitling got this very right, similar to how Rolex got it right with the Daytona ceramic bezel. Now I’m not a huge fan of black steel because I don’t like how it wears over time, but it does look really awesome on this watch. Nice release from Breitling, though I think a superocean in forged carbon case would be the ultimate piece.

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Superocean 44 Special

The ocean pilot
Black and white aviator-type watches ensuring excellent readability are well-known instruments and divers are now being treated to their very own “ocean pilot” featuring a black steel case, black ceramic bezel and a black dial bearing large luminescent indications enabling them to plunge safely to a depth of 1,000 m (3,300 ft). The art of combining originality and efficiency.

See it on Breitling’s Site.

Mays-Berlin is an outstanding German strapmaker that I just reviewed a couple straps from, and they also offered a 10% off coupon code (Use coupon code ‘paneraisource’ at checkout on their website) that is good on every vintage strap on their site! Its a great opportunity to try out their stuff and if you check out my review of Mays-Berlin, I think you’ll see that they are indeed a fantastic value and truly superb strapmaker.

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As you can see their straps are pretty incredible.. fantastic vintage reproduction pieces here.

Breitling re-releases the Navitimer Datora under a new moniker with a new larger size and regular Navitimer dial and limited to 1884 pieces – enter the Navitimer 1884. Gone are the inner red ring that was common to the Montbrillant line, but the same Breitling 21 movement survives along with a (slightly) cleaner Navitimer dial. Not an extremely interesting release from Breitling, but solid and brings back the month/day/date complication in the Breitling 21 movement.

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Perhaps the most notable release from Breitling at Baselworld 2016 is the new SuperOcean Heritage Chronoworks®. The watch features Breitling’s first Ceramic case and Breitling’s new Chronoworks division’s creation – the B01 Chronoworks Movement. The movement features five improvements from the standard B01 movement that allow it to gain power reserve from 70 hours to 100 hours. These improvements include Ceramic Base plate and bridges, silicon wheels, lever and escape wheel, variable inertia balance wheel, seconds pinion with elastic toothing resulting in a lubricant and jewel free design that increases the power reserve by 30 hours. Pretty incredible!

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There’s no doubt that there is some impressive engineering and design done with the Chronoworks Movement. However, with all these new innovations from Breitling come a steep price tag. The watch is priced around $40,000 USD! Much higher than the usual price for a Breitling.. only time will see how well it fairs.

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