Introducing the UK Limited Edition Chronomat 42 from Breitling

Posted on 23 February 2024

Breitling, the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker established in 1884, has long been synonymous with precision, innovation, and a passion for aviation. The brand's commitment to excellence is exemplified through its iconic timepieces, with the Chronomat range standing as a testament to Breitling's heritage and expertise.

Originally introduced in 1984, the Breitling Chronomat quickly became a favourite among pilots and enthusiasts alike for its robust construction, impressive functionality, and unmistakable style. Designed to meet the demanding needs of aviators, the Chronomat was the first watch to feature a rotating bezel with rider tabs, allowing for easy manipulation even while wearing gloves—a testament to Breitling's dedication to practicality and functionality in its designs.


Over the years, the Chronomat has evolved, incorporating cutting-edge technology and design elements while staying true to its aviation roots. And now, Breitling unveils its latest gem: the limited-edition Chronomat B01 42, exclusively available in the UK. This robust, all-purpose watch, is limited to only 250 pieces, making it a unique and rare addition to any collection. 

Measuring a standard yet robust 42mm in diameter, the timepiece pays homage to Breitling's aviation heritage, evident in its oversized, knurled crown and easily manoeuvrable tabbed bezel—perfect for aviators donning thick leather gloves. The harmonious monochromatic design, featuring a steel bezel and case, embellished with a blend of brushed and polished finishes, exudes elegance.


The dial steals the spotlight, boasting understated yet highly legible hues of black, anthracite grey, and white. Consistency in the colour scheme extends to the date window at 6 o'clock, enhancing the watch's refined, tactical allure. It also features the Breitling signature rouleaux bracelet, exuding classical, yet comfortable style.

Nestled within the case beats the Breitling B01 automatic chronograph movement, a hallmark of precision and performance. Boasting a commendable 70-hour power reserve, COSC chronometer certification, and a range of functions including hours, minutes, small seconds, 1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute counter, and 12-hour counter, it exemplifies excellence in watchmaking.

This exclusive release epitomises sophistication and simplicity, presenting a UK-exclusive rendition of a beloved model. Limited to just 250 pieces, it's available solely through stores like ours, or Breitling's UK online store. For those seeking the perfect watch for every pursuit, whether  soaring through the skies or navigating the urban jungle, the Chronomat is the ultimate statement of style, adventure, and achievement.

EXPLORE THE CHRONOMAT B01 42 UK EDITION

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