With its awesome replica Breitling Chronomat GMT automatic chronograph watch the Swiss watchmaker presents its new in-house movement, the Caliber B04. I just hope they won’t stumble. However, according to Breitling, this is not just a makeover, since the new movement also employs a number of new solutions, some of them (like the re-centering device for the zero-resetting hammers) patent-pending Can’t say anything about mankind, but for a brand that for all of its modern history used to equip their ultra-luxury timekeepers with nothing more exciting than ETA blank movement that were re-finished and fine-tuned to qualify for COSC certification, this is really a huge step forward.
Also being a natural-born chronograph movement, the Caliber B04 shares a great number of its components, such as column wheel, a vertical coupling clutch and a guaranteed power reserve of at least 70 hours, with the last year’s Caliber B01 mechanism that basically started the quiet revolution.
The Swiss made Breitling copy watch’s other major selling point is its GMT complication.
As always, the movement is officially certified by the Swiss COSC organization as a chronometer, which means that the device not only adheres to the strictest standards of accuracy, but is also made using top-grade components.
When the second time-zone is activated, the red open-worked arrow-shaped hour hand runs in a 24-hour mode and when the owner comes back to his home town, both the main and the secondary hour hands can be set to move in sync.
No info on pricing yet*, but it will surely be quite expensive.
As usual, the Breitling Chronomat GMT replica watch will be delivered in a great number of versions with different color combinations of the dials/subdials and straps that will be available in Barenia and crocodile leather, Ocean Racer and Diver Pro rubber bands and the stainless steel Pilot bracelet.