Baselworld 2015 Preview: The Breitling Replica Chronoliner Takes Flight

Breitling Replica Montbrillant Watches UK looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand’s heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we’ve recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner.

The Breitling Chronoliner is intended as a pilots’ watch, but maybe not how you’d think of that category most often. Whereas pilots’ watches today are usually designed to emphasize the more technical aspects of aviation, Breitling links the Chronoliner to the golden age of flight and the expansion of commercial air travel in the middle of the 20th century. In a statement, the brand dubs it “the authentic flight captain’s watch.” Breitling also says the watch was inspired by models of the 1950s and ’60s: although its dial is somewhat quieter, it does bear a resemblance to certain Navitimer Cosmonaute models.

Breitling Chronoliner - Soldier 560

The Chronoliner is a GMT chronograph. It has a center-mounted 24-hour hand that tapers very subtly towards its red arrow-shaped tip. A third time zone can be read off the 24-hour bezel in black ceramic, which is resistant to scratching. The bezel rotates in two directions and is easy to grip. A 30-minute totalizer is at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour totalizer sits at 6 o’clock; running seconds are at 9 o’clock. All three of these subdials have an off-white backing (making them stand out from the white, luminous hands and hour indexes) and bank slightly at the flange. The date, in white-on-black, is at 3 o’clock.

At the heart of the Chronoliner is Breitling’s Caliber 24. As you might guess from the subdial layout, Caliber 24 uses the ETA Valjoux 7750 as its base movement. It beats at 28,800 vph and has 25 jewels. Like all Breitling movements, it is COSC-certified. Caliber 24 may already be familiar to Breitling Replica  Navitimer UK regulars: it also crops up in the Navitimer World.

Breitling Chronoliner - Angle on White 560

You won’t get a look at the movement through the case, though. The Chronoliner has a solid caseback, bearing a stylized image of two airplanes. The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 46 mm. The curved sapphire crystal glass has nonreflective coating on both sides. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.

Breitling Chronoliner Caseback 560

The watch comes on one of two different Replica Breitling Super Avenger UK  bracelets: either the seven-link Navitimer bracelet or the steel mesh Ocean Classic, as seen here. Look for the Chronoliner later this year. Pricing is available upon request.

Breitling Chronoliner - Dial Detail 560


Breitling Replica Galactic 44

The Galactic collection by Breitling Replica Aeromarine welcomes a new large-sized model featuring a 44 mm diameter and a satin-brushed bezel with rubber-inlaid hour-markers. Exactly what it takes to reinforce its ultra-sporty, technical look.

In 130 years, Breitling Replica Bentley has asserted itself as the specialist of chronographs and instruments for professionals. But this expertise also enables it to create watches reflecting the same performance-oriented spirit, such as the Galactic. This uber-sporty, versatile and sophisticated model is intended for all those whose activities do not necessarily require chronograph functions, but who are nonetheless looking for a watch that is at once sturdy, accurate and reliable. After a 41 mm selfwinding version and two 36 and 32 mm ladies’ models, the collection is now enriched with a new large-sized watch. In adopting a 44 mm diameter, the Galactic has strengthened its technical and masculine appeal. The unidirectional rotating bezel takes on a satin-brushed finish along with black rubber-inlaid hour-markers, while the dial features two apertures for the day and date at 12 and 3 o’Clock respectively, along with a compass scale and a graduated scale with 1/100th of an hour divisions on the inner bezel. The large hands and hour-markers enhanced with a luminescent coating guarantee excellent readability, reinforced by the sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. The polished steel case is water-resistant to 200 m/660 ft and equipped with a screw-lock crown protected by reinforcements. It houses a selfwinding movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of reliability and precision. The new Galactic 44 is available with a black, blue or silver dial, fitted with a choice of steel bracelet or a strap in leather, crocodile leather, rubber or military-type fabric. An uber-sporty Breitling Replica Navitimer Watches for fans of performance.

Breitling Replica Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph

Ball Watch continues to introduce patented technologies to its Breitling Replica Navitimer Watches UK. In addition to the Engineer II Magneto S watch, with its new antimagnetic system, the company last year introduced the Ball Engineer Master II Slide chronograph, which uses a mechanical slide, rather than the traditional pushers, to start, stop and reset the stopwatch.

Breaking with the traditional architecture of both the two-pusher and the monopusher system, the mechanism in the Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph combines the start, stop, and zero-reset mechanisms in a single integrated control, located at the 9 o’clock position on the case. This so-called “slide chronograph” — developed and patented by Ball Watch — uses a circular slide bar fitted around the movement. A clockwise rotation of this slide bar (i.e., moving the slider upward, after which it returns to its original position) starts and stops the chronograph function, while a counterclockwise motion (moving the slider downward) resets the chronograph hands to their zero positions. Ball Watch regards this system as an ergonomic improvement on the standard chronograph watch, because the wearer can use one finger to guide all the functions while wearing the watch.

The watch is large: its stainless steel case is 47.6 mm in diameter, providing ample space for the black dial, with chronograph subdials at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. Day and date are displayed in a window at 3 o’clock. A tachymeter scale for measuring speeds over distance is silk-screen printed onto the dial’s sloping flange. A grooved, chiseled bezel surrounds the dial.

Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph - front

Like all Replica Breitling Super Ocean Watches, the Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph features a series of H3 gas microtubes for maximum illumination in low-light conditions. The gas in the cylindrical micro-tubes — 15 in total, including two in the hour and minute hands, 12 in the hour indices, and an additional one incorporated into the chronograph’s slide bar — releases light continuously and requires no additional light source to activate its luminosity, distinguishing it from the more common Super-LumiNova.

Ball says that the H3 gas is also 100 times more powerful than conventional luminous paints and lasts up to 25 years.

Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph - dark

The Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph contains a Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, called BALL RR1402 (an ETA 7750 base upgraded with the patented slide mechanism) and comes in an extremely robust case that is impact-resistant to 5,000 Gs, resistant to magnetic fields to an intensity of 4,800 A/m and water-resistant to 100 meters. The crown screws down securely and the crystal has a nonreflective treatment. The Breitling Replica Bentley Watches, which will be available at retail this fall, comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding buckle and will be priced at $3,399.