Breitling Premier Collection: Combining purpose and style

Breitling Premier Collection: Combining purpose and style

The Breitling Premier collection reintroduces a name that has a special significance for the prestige watch brand. In the 1940s, Breitling introduced its first collection of truly elegant watches, which were defined by their fashionable flair. The new Breitling Premier collection combines purpose with style, delivering quality, performance, and timeless design that are worthy of the watch brand’s proud legacy.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42

The new Breitling Premier collection introduces five distinct models whose elegance is worthy of their historic name and whose quality and performance are pure Breitling. While Breitling is highly regarded for its aviator and diver’s watches, these eye-catching timepieces have been created especially for use on land, which was, of course, Breitling’s first environment. The new Breitling Premier collection takes not only its name, but also design inspiration from the Premier watches manufactured in the 1940s. Like the great films that were released in this era of global conflict and economic uncertainty, those watches offered a form of escape through a certain elegance that people were craving.

While the collection is specifically dedicated to Breitling’s “land” environment, the design team were also influenced by some of the brand’s early models. Like the original Premier family, which was highly regarded for its elegance, the new watches make an uncompromising style statement.

Premier B01 Chronograph 42

The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 models, equipped with the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, are the flagship watches in the new collection. Developed in-house by Breitling, the Caliber 01 has established itself as one of the finest mechanical watch movements in the world. The self-winding, chronometer-certified chronograph has an impressive power reserve of over 70 hours.
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 is presented in a robust 42-millimeter stainless-steel case with a transparent caseback, and is available with a dark blue or silver dial. The blue-dial version offers the choice of either a blue alligator leather or brown nubuck strap with white stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet. The silver-dial model is available with a black nubuck or alligator leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.
The clean dial design features contrasting black subdials with a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small second subdial at 9 o’clock, along with a date window at 6 o’clock. Each model has a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel around the dial.

WATCH MOVEMENT: Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, Diameter: 30 millimeters, Depth: 7.2 millimeters, Winder: automatic with dual-acting ball-bearing rotor, Power reserve: at least 70 hours, Number of components: 346, Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz, Chronograph: ratchet wheel control, vertical coupling, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, Display: minute, second, window date Certification: COSC-certified

CASE: Material: stainless steel, Diameter: 42 millimeters, Height: 13.65 millimeters, Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters), Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective, Caseback: screwed steel, sapphire glass, Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS: Silver or blue with contrasting fields for permanent seconds and totalizers Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP: Alligator leather or nubuck strap with folding buckle or stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

Premier Chronograph 42

Breitling has built its reputation on its great chronograph watches, and the Premier Chronograph 42 models continue this proud tradition. Their superb performance is assured by a Breitling Caliber 13 chronometer movement. The Breitling Premier Chronograph 42 features chronograph minute and hour counters at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively, as well as a small second subdial at 9 o’clock.
The Premier Chronograph 42 features a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case and is available with either a blue or a black dial featuring a white tachymeter ring with a black scale. This stunning Premier model offers the choice of either an alligator leather or nubuck strap with white stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet.

WATCH MOVEMENT: Caliber: Breitling Caliber 13, Diameter: 30 millimeters, Depth: 7.9 millimeters, Winder: automatic with unilaterally acting ball-bearing rotor, Power reserve: at least 42 hours, Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz, Chronograph: mechanism control, oscillatory mechanism coupling, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, Display: hour, minute, second, date, Certification: COSC-certified

CASE: Material: stainless steel, Diameter: 42 millimeters, Depth: 13.80 millimeters, Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters), Glass: sapphire, convex, double anti-reflective, Caseback: solid, screwed Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

DIAL/HANDS: Black or blue Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

STRAP: Alligator leather or nubuck strap with folding buckle or stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp

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