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Breitling Colt Automatic

Originally developed for military use, the Colt Automatic is now also very popular as a diver's watch. Its good readability and characteristic bezel make it very popular among professional and amateur athletes.  More

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A second-hand luxury watch is worthwhile: a pre-owned Breitling Colt Automatic is not only cheaper than a new watch, it can also prove to be a promising investment, as wristwatches from major brands such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling often increase in value over time. Such price trends of popular models can be easily tracked on the internet. The Watchmaster online shop offers a variety of exciting Colt Automatic models, which you can either pay for directly by credit card, instant bank transfer or PayPal, or finance according to your personal needs. Payment in instalments is particularly suitable for high purchase amounts, as you can plan your investment individually and over a longer period of time.

Functions and features of the watches

As a clear member of the Colt family, the Colt Automatic is design-wise a very sporty watch. It has the characteristic four tabs on the bezel, its case is made of stainless steel. At Baselworld 2018, the latest update of the series was presented: In the current collection, the watches are available with 41 mm and 44 mm case diameters. Regarding the bracelet, you can choose between the pilot stainless steel version and the leather strap. The sporty watch has a variety of four different shiny dials available. The buyer can choose between silver, grey, black and blue. The indices are provided with luminescent colour. They are also easy to read in the dark or in bad underwater lighting conditions.

Inside the watch, Breitling's calibre 17 is working. It is a self-winding mechanism and has a 38-hours power reserve. The watch has a date window at 3 o'clock and a slim second hand with a slightly contrasted red tip.

Pre-owned Breitling Colt Automatic models and their prices

Certified, used watches of the Colt Automatic can be an interesting investment. They are often cheaper and can be an exciting alternation at the same time compared to today's models.

  • The Colt Automatic (Ref. A13335) is available pre-owned from €1,950. It has a chronograph function and is equipped with three contrasting sub-dials in black at 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. At 3 o'clock you will find the classic date display. The watch has a case diameter of 40 mm. The Latin numerals are in a light yellow retro font and give the watch a subtle vintage look.

  • The Breitling Colt Automatic (Ref. A17388101B1A1) is a model from the current collection with a black dial. It is equipped with the Breitling 17 calibre and has a case diameter of 44 mm.

  • The Colt Automatic (Ref. A13035.1) can be bought used for as little as €1,690. Equipped with a chronograph function, the model comes with a case size of 41 mm, a blue dial, leather strap and Arabic numerals on the dial.

The Colt family: functional, precise and sporty

The Breitling Colt family is one of the classic series of the brand in whose design yet today its military origin can be seen. Like its siblings, the Chronomat and Navitimer It was originally intended as a tool watch. It scored with a very readable dial and great usability. The Breitling Colt's ancestor is the Colt Military, which was released in the 1980s and also quickly gained followers outside military circles. The Colt watches are, like many other Breitling watches, equipped with four distinctive tabs on the bezel. In 2011 Breitling started a controversy when the company waived in an attempt to redesign the iconic tabs. Many lovers of the series couldn’t find sympathy for this innovation and so the riders made 2014 their comeback on the bezel and are also part of the design of the current collection.

The Breitling Colt is now also very popular as a diver's watch: It can withstand water up to a depth of 200 m diving. Thanks to its stop function, it is the ideal companion for every professional diver and amateur sportsman. Most models of the Breitling Colt are ideal for Beginners. Over the years they have been produced in a variety of variations. The watch is available with different complications, in different case sizes and with a variety of bracelets. However, the Colt was and is always faithful to its military roots, which are still reflected in its formal language: Easy to read, with luminescent indices and equipped with 4 riders for good handling. It is the ideal companion for every occasion.

Models of the series are available in different designs: The Colt Lady is the Ladies version, which, thanks to the smaller case size, also fits narrow wrists. The Colt Quartz is, as the name implies, outfitted with a quartz movement. The Colt Ocean and Colt GMT are specially designed for use in water and in the Air. The Colt Chronograph has a chronograph function with a precision of one-tenth of a second.

Other exciting series made by Breitling

  • The Breitling Avenger series is designed for professional use and is particularly robust. In 2013, Breitling launched the Avenger II Seawolf and the Avenger II GMT, which are suitable for both underwater and aviation purposes.

  • The Breitling Superocean is, as the name implies, a diver's watch, and feels particularly comfortable in the sea. It is waterproof and has a uni-directional bezel that provides extra safety when diving. Decompression times can be read easily.

  • The Breitling Chronomat is a pilot's watch designed for military use. It is very easy to read and has only changed little over the years: a classic with a high recognition value.

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