Mechanical chronometer: Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition

The Chronomat is Breitling’s contemporary chronograph classic. The Navitimer is the traditionalist, the Chronomat is the modernist, spectacularly highlighted in the 1980s by the Italian Frecce Tricolore stunt flying team.

The robust image and ditto construction are very evident in the latest version, called the Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition. The name reveals the diameter of the steel case and the intensely black DLC finish. The black counters and red dials are a reference to instrument panels. The case, which is water resistant to 200m, houses the chronometer manufacture Caliber 01 movement with a 70-hour power reserve and a special black rotor that can be admired through the sapphire case back.


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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.