Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel

With its clear external references to pilot’s watches from the 1950s and 60s this chronograph is one of Breitling’s plainest models. After the steel version and a limited red gold edition the Chronoliner is now also available as a modern interpretation, completely in black. A ceramic bezel on top of the DLC-coated, 46mm case and a black rubber strap with a woven pattern create an image of dark masculinity.

The strap refers to the woven steel Aero Classic bracelets. Inside you will find the Breitling calibre 24 with a 42-hour power reserve. Chronometer-certified by the COSC, but that’s par for the course at Breitling. In addition to a chronograph the Chronoliner also proves itself with three time zones. The usual two hands, a rotating bezel for the second time zone and a red-tipped hand for the third one. The latter has a 24-hour indicator, a very practical way of showing the difference between day and night in the time zone in question.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.