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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:01 am 
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Superocean Héritage Chronoworks®
This exceptional 100-piece limited-edition chronograph houses a Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 optimized in the Chronoworks® performance lab. Thanks to five major efficiency-enhancing innovations, specialists have succeeded in increasing the power reserve from 70 to 100 hours, thereby not only improving user friendliness but also rating regularity and thus precision. The black ceramic case is fitted with a transparent back serving to admire this exclusive ‘engine’ with its black oscillating weight.

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Caliber Breitling 01 Chronoworks® (Manufacture)
Movement Selfwinding, high frequency
Power reserve Min. 100 hrs
Chronograph 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours
Vibration 28 800 v.p.h
Jewel 36 jewels
Calendar Dial aperture
Case Black ceramic
Back Transparent sapphire crystal

Water resistance 100 m (330 ft)
Bezel Unidirectional, ratcheted
Crown Screw-locked
Crystal Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides
Diameter 46.00 mm
Strap Rubber Aero Classic
Interhorn width 24/20 mm

The price in Paris, Farnce, Europe is more than 37.000 €


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:23 am 
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Horrible , isnt it ?
well, at least they didnt make it out of 'Breitlight' material

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At first glance I like the hands and dial layout. Why, why, why so much black!!?? I guess ceramic is a step in the right direction.


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Beautiful watch if you like this style. The price is crazy however.


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The black ceramic case is expensive, this is also a Limited Edition of only 100 watches...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:09 am 
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In another life maybe. I can think of a dozen watches I'd rather buy at that price point, not that I will.

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Some main changes in this new B01 Chronoworks :
• Ceramic baseplate and gear-train bridges
The first optimization involved the movement chassis (baseplate and gear-train bridges). To reduce friction due to the pivoting of the arbors, these components were made from a high-tech ceramic (hexagonal boron nitride)
already used as a solid adjuvant in high-performance engine lubricants, but applied here for the first time to mechanical horology. Thanks to an extremely low friction coefficient, the arbors can pivot directly in the baseplate and bridge holes without any wear or energy loss – and also without any lubricant, thereby eliminating 11 out of 47 jewels.
• Silicon wheels
Contrary to what one might think, a watch movement is actually at a halt 95% of the time and each “restart” results in a certain loss of energy. To counteract this inertia, the caliber has been fitted with three wheels (center wheel, third wheel, fourth wheel) in silicon, a material twice as light as normal and that thus makes it easier to set in motion again. As for the geometry of these wheels, made using deep-reactive iron etching (DRIE), it has been revised to make the structure more rigid and to thus avoid any distortion of the spokes.
• Silicon escapement
Attention also focused on the “distribution” organ, the escapement – the part of the movement where most of the energy losses take place. The Swiss lever escapement was maintained, but with a wheel and lever made of silicon serving to reduce weight and thus inertia, as well as eliminating the need for pallet jewels – thereby enhancing precision in terms of shapes. To ensure more efficient transmission of the energy from the barrel, the geometry of the two components was revisited (the profile of the teeth and pallets). The bankingfree angular limitation of the lever also contributes to increasing reliability. The overall result is a 42% gain in efficiency for this vital organ, thereby ensuring optimal security, an essential aspect of performance.
• Variable-inertia balance
Balance-wheel oscillations are generally adjusted by modifying the active length of the balance-spring using pins, an operation that can disturb chronometry (precision timekeeping). The Chronoworks® specialists have opted
for a variable-inertia balance adjustable via four tiny gold weights situated around the rim. To free this organ from temperature sensitivities and maintain the same rating precision in every circumstances, they have chosen to combine a nickel felly (ring) with a cross (spoke) made of brass, using the metal’s expansion/contraction to modify the inertia. When the temperature rises, the cross expands and “pulls” the felly towards the center, thus reducing inertia. This system reinterprets the principle of bimetallic balance-wheels by leveraging state-of-the-art production technologies (LIGA).
• Elastic toothing
Another key nerve center in a vertical coupling-clutch chronograph mechanism is this tiny organ responsible for connecting the base movement and the Wheel bearing the sweep-seconds hand (chronograph wheel and pinion). This set of one arbor and two wheels (2 mm in diameter) generally displays a certain play that can lead to jerking, that is eliminated by using a “friction spring” – that causes a 15% energy loss. Rather than compensating for this play by braking, the Chronoworks® specialists opted to equip the two wheels with elastic toothing molding the shape of the opposite teeth, by means of a nickelphosphorous structure. The result is an end to energy losses, as well as identical autonomy whether or not the chronograph function is activated.
A 100-hour power reserve for this new in-house B01 BREITLING CHRONOWORKS


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One video from Breitling YouTube to see what's Inside this new Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO2h84kfuVQ


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no sane person will buy this for €40k
delusional
the industry is laughing.



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I like it, I love it but could never consider paying that for a watch even if I could afford it.

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WatchFred wrote:
no sane person will buy this for €40k

Indeed.

Great improvements to the movement, but that PRICE! £30K in the UK?? Just crazy :tard:

IMO that's a £10K, maybe £15K, watch AT BEST.

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Driver8 wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
no sane person will buy this for €40k

Indeed.

Great improvements to the movement, but that PRICE! £30K in the UK?? Just crazy :tard:

IMO that's a £10K, maybe £15K, watch AT BEST.


I'd rate at about 10-12K Euros as a fair deal. For the RRP you can get a Nautilus chronograph. Nuf said.
Anyway, the new escapement is something in the perfect direction, hope this will find its way to the "street version" B01-s too, for a very reasonable extra cost. (See e. g. the Omega special escapement from the price point, or even the extra money required for the Damasko Si escapement...)

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WatchFred wrote:
no sane person will buy this for €40k
delusional
the industry is laughing.


Wanted: 100 insane persons :-)

Seriously, I'm impressed with the innovation but certainly not going to part with 40K unless my bank account balance looks like my mobile phone number, including the three digit country code which by the way starts with 8 followed by ten digits ;-)

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Till now I am still puzzled why they used this model to introduce their innovation and not Navi, Chronomat, or even Transocean.

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wessa wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
no sane person will buy this for €40k
delusional
the industry is laughing.


Wanted: 100 insane persons :-)

Seriously, I'm impressed with the innovation but certainly not going to part with 40K unless my bank account balance looks like my mobile phone number, including the three digit country code which by the way starts with 8 followed by ten digits ;-)


With all these innovations they could have really overtaken most of the competing chrono movements for under 10k Euros... really don't understand their way of thinking on this. And adding a flyback and a full calendar feature, all packed (for me at least) in a Chronomat 41 case and I'm done... :)

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