Breitling presents the 44mm Superocean Chronograph II with a new red rubber bezel. This new version is limited to 2,000 individually numbered pieces.
Breitling Superocean Chronograph II RED
Limited, numbered edition 2,000 pieces
44mm polished steel case, 500 meter water resistance, unidirectional bezel, automatic mechanical Breilting Caliber 13 (COSC),
Jetman to tower***request Flyby *** Christ the Redeemer***
It doesn’t get any better than this! Breitling-sponsored Yves “Jetman” Rossy once again pushed the boundaries of aviation by completing a fabulous flight above the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Perpetuelle readers know that the Jetman is an airborne pioneer, the only man to fly with a rigid carbon-kevlar jetwing equipped with four jet engines. The jet engines propel the Swiss aviator at a speed of 125-185 mph (200-300 km/h), controlled by a simple hand-held throttle. To adjust his trajectory and his altitude, Rossy relies exclusively on maneuvering his body, shoulders and legs. The entire feat lasted 11 minutes 35 seconds in all — culminating in a landing on Copacabana Beach. Gotta love it! Check him out at www.jetman.com
Jetman Flies Rio – EPIC VIDEO
“Jetman” Yves Rossy flying near the Christ the Redeemer statue — EPIC!!
Baselworld 2012: A gorgeous perpetual calendar that Breitling has introduced for 2012, the Breitling Transocean QP. This is not the type of watch most people associate with Breitling, is it? But believe it or not they do offer some high complications! I’m not sure if the movements for such pieces are developed in-house or not, that’s something I’d like to know a bit more about. But no matter for now, let’s just appreciate this beautiful perpetual calendar (“QP” stands for just that, in French: “quantième perpétuel“), cased in rose gold. This timepiece is available in two 25-piece limited series, one with a black dial (pictured) and the other with a silver dial.
Breitling Transocean QP (Perpetual Calendar)
limited edition 25 pieces in each of black dial and silver dial
43mm rose gold case, Breitling Caliber 29 perpetual calendar (date, day, week, month, season, leap-year cycle and moon phases)
Baselworld 2012: I showed yesterday the Breitling Superocean Heritage models (Heritage 42 and Heritage Chrono 44) which are available with red gold bezels. Here also are the Breitling Superocean 44 and Superocean Chronograph II with the 18k red gold bezels.
Speaking of Breitling, I have a several new models for 2012 that I have been sitting on — will be posting them here shortly.
Breitling Superocean Red Gold Bezels
A new style in gold…
For 2012 some of the Breitling Superocean models will now be available with a 18k red gold bezel. Specifically, here are the Breitling Superocean Heritage 42 and the Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44, sitting nicely with an 18K red gold ring (unidirectional rotating). Available on leather or rubber strap or a steel mesh bracelet.
Breitling Superocean Heritage Red Gold
by Kyle Stults on March 08, 2012
Baselworld 2012: Breitling shows off the new SuperOcean Chronograph M2000. Breitling claims “the first chronograph water-resistant and operational at a depth of 2,000m.” The watch is equipped with a magnetic pushpiece system, a patented system whereby the chronograph controls are operated via the metal of the case. This means that the Superocean Chronograph M2000 may be used in water to the fabulous depth of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) without any risk of water seeping in. The 4 mm-thick sapphire crystal guarantees exceptional sturdiness, while the original appearance of the black dial is enhanced by red, black, blue or green-ringed counters. Back in a bit with more looks.
Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph M2000
46mm steel case, Breitling Super quartz movement, 2000 meter water resistance, Prof III bracelet (other options avail)
Baselworld 2012: Breitling launches the Transocean Chronograph Unitime, a gorgeous new worldtimer that simultaneously and constantly indicates the time in all 24 time zones. The watch has a new in-house “universal time” chronograph movement, the B-05. To change time zone, simply pulling out the crown and turning it in one-hour increments is enough to adjust in one smooth move the hour hand, city disc and the 24-hour disc, including the calendar — and none of these operations disturbs either the time or any timekeeping operations in progress. The watch also has a 1/4 second central chronograph . A beautiful watch with great functions, available in a couple variations, both pictured. I wish it was a few millimeters smaller, though (46mm too big)
Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime
46mm steel or rose gold case, automatic mechanical manufacture movement (Breitling B05, COSC), leather strap or Ocean classic bracelet
“The real TOPGUN watch carries the Breitling signature.” Surely such a strong statement has nothing to do with IWC’s Top Gun watches revealed this past January (Top Gun Perpetual Calendar or Miramar Top Gun chrono)! Breitling’s new TOPGUN watch will be officially unveiled in about a week at Baselworld 2012, featuring the *official* TOPGUN seal on the dial of the watch as well as on the caseback. The watch is a Breitling Chronomat 44. I am not quite sure about the movement, Breitling says it is a “100% Breitling high performance movement” — whatever that means (I think they are implying a B01 manufacture movement but it isn’t really clear). At the end of the day, I don’t have a dog in this fight, but it is hard not to sense the rivalry here given that IWC preempted Breitling this year. As to who has the best and most official TOP GUN watch this year well I’m sure this debate has just begun.
Breitling TOPGUN Chronomat 44 Watch
limited edition 500 pieces
44mm steel case, automatic mechanical movement “100% Bretiling high performance” (?)
To celebrate the launch of the Continental GT V8 with its powerful new 4.0 V8 engine, Breitling has created a 250-piece limited series of the Bentley GMT chronograph. Its distinguishing feature is the mobile inner bezel in a metallic red shade which depicts 24 cities for the GMT (second time zone) function — you will notice that the dial is equipped with an red triangle-tipped hour hand (see below) — this hand completes one rotation every 24 hours, allowing the user to instantly read off the time in all the world’s timezones in relation to that shown by the 24-hour hand. I also like a feature of the automatic COSC-certified chronograph movement — and this feature is exclusive to the Breitling for Bentley collection — a “30-second chronograph” with a sweep seconds hand, enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second. This means that the large seconds hand you see makes one full turn of the dial in half a minute. As with all Breitling for Bentley watches, it is a big, chunky watch — 49mm case. The Breitling Bentley GMT “V8″ watch price is $10,590.
Breitling Bentley GMT “V8″ Watch
Limited Edition 250 pieces
49mm polished steel case, black dial with metallic red inner bezel flange, automatic mechanical Breitling chronograph movement (COSC), black rubber GMT strap
by Kyle Stults on September 17, 2011
In my first look just a couple days ago, I noted that the redesigned Breitling Colt models (“Breitling Colt II” ) seemed a bit lacking in personality — at least based on the first images I saw. Here’s a few more looks at the Breitling Colt Chronograph II — you can see what a difference a change in dial color(s) and/or strap can make. The white dial with black sub-dials looks the best to me. But in general I’m lukewarm on the entire lineup (though I do like this bezel better than the old bezel (which had rider tabs)). What do you think?
Breitling Colt Chronograph II
blue dial / steel bracelet
white dial / steel bracelet
white dial / leather strap
black dial / rubber strap
black dial/steel bracelet
A few more angles of the black dial/steel bracelet model:
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