The Breitling Chronomat is a watch that was released in 1941 in Switzerland by Breitling SA. Since then it has been one of the best selling watches produced by Breitling.
The first Chronomat had a circular slide rule and its design followed the tension of the era for military watches. The movement of the first Chronomat was the Venus 175 with 17 jewels, a manual wind movement. There were two variations of the first Chronomat, one in steel and the other in an 18 karat rose gold case.
The current Chronomat styling was introduced in 1984 in collaboration with the Italian Jet Team Frecce Tricolori. The most recent Chronomat was released in 2009 and was the first watch produced entirely by Breitling, featuring the in-house B01 caliber. The previous model had a Valjoux "7750" movement. The B01 movement has a 70-hour power reserve and COSC certification.
A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments.
The world’s only major watch brand to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movement, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.