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The Breitling Colt Chronograph
- an entry-level model with a military background. Like Chronomat and Navitimer, the Breitling Colt Chronograph was initially intended for military use. The series originated in the Colt Military in the 1980s. This connection continues to influences the design language, but thanks to its resilience, it quickly became popular with a wider audience. The current collection is characterized mainly by the distinctive Breitling typical striking bezel with the four riders with the engraved numerals. In 2011, the bezel was radically changed and renounced the riders - a move that was too extreme for many fans. Breitling responded and brought back the Colt Chronograph 2014, but with a classic bezel. Although developed for the military, it is now popular with divers and extreme athletes thanks to its water-resistance of up to 200 meters. Its stop function makes it an ideal companion for any water sports. Over the years it has appeared in different sizes and designs, but has always remained faithful to its military roots. Like most Breitling models, it is available with a variety of bracelets. In regards of price it belongs to the cheaper models in the luxury segment and is therefore also suitable as a starter model.
The Breitling Colt Chronograph and her sisters
Within the Colt family, there are some variations: As a ladies variant, the Colt Lady is slightly smaller and is also suitable for narrow wrists. Colt Quartz, Colt Ocean and Colt GMT are also parts of the series. The current Breitling Colt Chronograph distinguishes itself from its siblings within the Colt line above all by its functionality: As the name implies, it is equipped with a chronograph function and stops exactly one tenth of a second. Its case diameter is 44 mm and incorporates the Breitling 73 SuperQuartz movement, whose battery lasts for two to three years before it needs to be replaced. The Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic, on the other hand, can strinke points with its 42-hour power reserve thanks to the caliber 13 automatic movement. The watch is best suited for dives, as it is well readable under water thanks to luminescent indices. The riders give the rotatable bezel enough grip to adjust it even with gloves, the luminous point at 12 o'clock serves as a guide.
Interesting models of the Colt Chronograph series
More exciting Breitling series
- As a diver's watch, the Breitling Avenger Blackbird is ideal for professional use. In wet and dry conditions alike. It is robust, sporty and yet elegant. In 2013, the Avenger II Seawolf and Avenger II GMT were joined by a new generation of excellent timepieces.
- Another divers watch from Breitling is the Breitling Superocean. It is sporty-elegant and has, with its one-way rotatable tachymeter bezel, highest recognition value. It is used by professional divers as well as in the leisure sector.
- The Breitling Navitimer is a classic icon among aviator watches. Its characteristic slide rule bezel helped it due to high recognition value also outside the aviation to great popularity.