May 2013


Graham has released a brand new Chronofighter with a case made from carbon nanotube speckled composite, making the entire watch weight less than 100 grams. This is an impressive feat, considering how big a Chronofighter Oversize actually is! They’re 47mm, just so you know. With a Carbon Fiber trigger, and limited production of 200 pieces, this is a limited and special watch from our friends at Graham.

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Today’s mechanical sports are impressive due to the speed and intensity of the races not forgetting high-technology. But impressive is not strong enough for the TT. TT is a breathtaking experience which never fails to impress. As a long-term timekeeper, GRAHAM brings its advanced watch making knowledge to create typical high-powered racing instruments and ensure an exciting show. The brand shows off modern watch making technology by launching the Chronofighter Oversize Superlight TT. Enhanced with a lightweight black carbon nanotube composite case, the highly shock absorbing watch weighs less than 100g. Let’s hit the road.

Beautiful motorcycles, legendary riders and a stunning limited edition watch; what a perfect combination. They started at 2, then, ten, 20, and even more today (almost 250), riding like crazy. GRAHAM wants to pay tribute to the men who risk their lives in the name of passion by taking part in the TT every year. The limited edition Chronofighter Oversize Superlight TT is a new concept watch dedicated to speed, adrenaline and advanced technology.

Steel has proven its merits but is somewhat ordinary. GRAHAM has developed a case, made of carbon nanotube speckled composite. The watch weighs less than 100 grams. The model contains motorsport design connotations, lightweight material to time with lap time functions.

The new Superlight chronograph facilitates the measurement of speed thanks to a specific tachymeter scale based on the TT circuit (37.73 miles / 60.7 km). The yellow indicator on the minutes counter is at 17 min (lap record time, 131.578 mph / 211.75 kmh established by John McGuinness). The chrono starts when the race start is given. When the red minutes hand overlaps the yellow marker, the speed can be read in an instant on the scale. The function emphasizes intuitive and immediate reading. The watch demonstrates again GRAHAM’s expertise and passion for challenge.
That’s what rebel with a cause means.

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Main features also include:
47 mm superlight black carbon nanotube composite case (51g). Calibre G1747, automatic self-winding movement, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve, tachymeter scale with graduation based on the length of TT circuit 37.73 miles (60.7km), lap record 131.578 mph/211.75 kmh) indicated at 3 o’clock, yellow painted indicator on minutes counter at 17 min (lap record time) to help reading speed on tachymeter scale, domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on both faces, see-through sapphire crystal case back with Isle of Man triskelion (emblem with 3 legs), superlight inscription and limited edition serial number, black techno-fabric strap with red stitches. Limited edition to 200 pieces.

Breitling launched a new blue SuperOcean 42 today, with a sweet cool blue dial, but the thing that reall sets it aside is the matching blue rubber bezel! This is an awesome new addition to the Breitling lineup, finally added some more colored bezels to the SuperOcean lineup. Hopefully we’ll see a few more unique colors added to the mix… the new all blue also has a new Blue Diver Pro 3 rubber strap to go with it. This is a limited edition of 2000 pieces, so get ’em while they last!

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Life in cool blue

Breitling offers its vision of summer reflecting the sky, the sea and boundless horizons with its total blue-look Superocean 42 diver’s watch that brings a fresh and original touch to every wrist.

It surges confidently through the waves with its ultra-sturdy steel case water-resistant to 1500 meters (5,000 ft). It makes its way through changing fashions in bold style with its explosive look and dynamic numerals. Breitling offers a youthful, sporty and modern take on the Superocean 42 paying vibrant tribute to its aquatic vocation. In this 2,000-piece limited edition, the ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel is clad in blue rubber – a shade picked up on the dial with its luminescent hands and hour-markers and on the rubber strap embossed with the Breitling signature. The result is an appealing play on colors and materials enhanced by the steel finish that is polished on the case and satin-brushed on the bezel numerals. While the new Superocean 42 looks set to be a summertime star on the beach, on the town and in the ocean depths, it nonetheless boasts all the characteristics of a true Breitling instrument for professionals, including peerless functionality and readability. It is equipped with a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability and the only one based on an international standard. Superocean 42: gear up for a cool blue summer.

In the wake of Basel 2013, Breitling releases a new Transocean watch, with an added GMT feature and utilizing the Breitling Caliber 04 movement dubbed the Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT. The watch is housed in the same 43mm Transocean Chronograph case, but adds a nice red GMT hand and a wave-textured guilloche dial. Initial release comes in Black or Mercury Silver dial. The Mercury Silver dial is kinda funky, and features a bright red GMT Chapter Ring. The movement is Breitling’s in-house Caliber 04.

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Watch: Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT
Caliber: Breitling 04 (Manufacture)
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Case: Steel or 18K red gold
Strap: Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Ocean Classic (steel mesh, steel version only)

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Beyond fashions, beyond oceans.

The contemporary classic Transocean collection welcomes a new travel watch boasting unprecedented user friendliness. To mark the launch of this chronograph with a nomadic soul, Breitling is offering red gold or steel limited editions featuring an elegant guilloché dial and a transparent caseback revealing Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04.

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Entirely developed and produced within the Breitling workshops, selfwinding chronograph Caliber B04 is distinguished by its ultra-pratical and innovative second timezone powered by a patented mechanism. When the user reaches another part of the globe, he need only pull out the crown and turn it forwards or backwards in one-hour increments in order to instantly adjust to the time and date of the new timezone – all the while maintaining a 24-hour home-time indication and without losing any precision in terms of the minutes display. This highly functional device, combined with a high-performance chronograph, joins the Breitling Transocean collection – a line with a pure design reflecting the spirit of long-distance journeys and luxury long-haul airliners. Issued in limited series of 200 in red gold and 2,000 in steel, the new Transocean Chronograph GMT features an elegantly understated case with a beveled bezel and slender lugs. It is distinguished by a silver or black guilloché dial adorned with applied hour-markers, finely recessed counters and the 18K gold interpretation of the B initial that served for many years as the brand symbol. The transparent sapphire crystal caseback – a rarity for Breitling – provides a chance to admire the architecture of Manufacture Breitling Caliber B04, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), as indeed are all Breitling movements. Timeless elegance, peerless performance, unrivaled user friendless: exactly the kind of qualities required to cross fashion trends and ocean expanses with enduring style and panache.

I combed throught the Basel Footage on eBay and selected a few of what I thought were the more interesting videos to give my readers an idea of what it was like at Baselworld and to pick out some of the Breitling related videos as well as other videos that are probably more interesting to Breitling collectors and enthusiasts. Rolex put out a slightly revamped Daytona and a slightly revamped GMT-II Master… nothing too special there. Anyway, take a look at a few of the picks and enjoy!

Breitling Emergency II at Basel 2013:

Breitling for Bentley B06 Motors at Basel 2013:

Breitling Fishtank at Basel 2013:

Rolex Daytona at Basel 2013:

Bell & Ross at Basel 2013:

Bremont Codebreaker at Basel 2013:

Basel 2013 Highlights:

Impressions from Attendants:

The Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk, a staple in the world of Dive Watches, was recently given a facelift, and now is launching in ceramic as well. Just released at Basel 2013, this iconic dive watch from GP will now be available in a sleek, black ceramic case. The Chrono Hawk, the non-diver variant of the Hawk will also be available in ceramic, and features the same sleek case but has a chronograph function with no dive bezel.

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Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Material: Ceramic
Water Resistance: 300m
Movement: GP03300-0074 With Power Reserve Indicator

Chrono Hawk Ceramic
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Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Material: Ceramic
Water Resistance: 300m
Movement: GP03300-0076 With Chronograph

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