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Hi all,

Just a few shots of the much underrated Chrono-Matic. Still think it's one of the nicest Breitlings I own.

Looks great on a steel bracelet or almost any colour strap.

I love it.

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Very Nice!!


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Very Nice!!


Thank you so much.

I'd passed up buying this at Heathrow Airport and regretted it. 3 weeks later my business partner called me and said it was still on sale.

So. He bought it, and as he was travelling for work I waited weeks before it came to me.

It's a Breitling classic in my humble opinion.

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Beautiful - my favourite ever Breitling, I think, and I only wish I had the wrists to wear it.


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Beautiful - my favourite ever Breitling, I think, and I only wish I had the wrists to wear it.

due to the short lugs these actually do not wear that large; have you ever tried one on?


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I always wanted to own one of these myself. It's a truly gorgeous piece. I'd love to this one make a reappearance with a left-hand crown, twin register, B01 inside. I can always dream..................

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re a re-edition: a "left crown" inhouse based on the B01 has been evaluated and would require a total redesign of the movement, a multi-million investment with not even the slightest chance to reach a long-term ROI, so sadly not in the cards, but stay tuned for some other new movements; Kilian Eisenegger is now Head of R&D - and he's one of the most relevant designers in the industry (he was responsible for designing/prototyping/industrializing George Daniel's Coaxial Escapement at ETA for Omega)



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re a re-edition: a "left crown" inhouse based on the B01 has been evaluated and would require a total redesign of the movement, a multi-million investment with not even the slightest chance to reach a long-term ROI, so sadly not in the cards, but stay tuned for some other new movements; Kilian Eisenegger is now Head of R&D - and he's one of the most relevant designers in the industry (he was responsible for designing/prototyping/industrializing George Daniel's Coaxial Escapement at ETA for Omega)

Yes I recall you mentioning the problems with converting the B01 to a lefty before, Fred. :( It's still a real shame though as I love the historic calibre 11 look.

Thanks for the heads-up regarding Kilian Eisenegger ; that could be very interesting. :thumbsup: (I just need to hope I like the designs any new movements go in. :wink: )

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you'll have much to like or dislike until late 2019, moving forward at lightning speed, hope some models will make you smile.
the 41360 is one of Georges' favorites too, btw., but sadly a prohibitively expensive task to revive the cal.11 w/ an integrated design,



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TomP wrote:
Beautiful - my favourite ever Breitling, I think, and I only wish I had the wrists to wear it.


WatchFred wrote:
due to the short lugs these actually do not wear that large; have you ever tried one on?


I confess not Fred. These are what, 44mm?


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TomP wrote:
Beautiful - my favourite ever Breitling, I think, and I only wish I had the wrists to wear it.


WatchFred wrote:
due to the short lugs these actually do not wear that large; have you ever tried one on?


I confess not Fred. These are what, 44mm?

44,yes. but lugs are very, very short compared to regular, round cases. worth to try it on, it clearly doesn‘t wear larger than the Navitimers at 43 or 42mm.


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44,yes. but lugs are very, very short compared to regular, round cases. worth to try it on, it clearly doesn‘t wear larger than the Navitimers at 43 or 42mm.


Thanks for this - if I get the chance I will.


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you'll have much to like or dislike until late 2019, moving forward at lightning speed, hope some models will make you smile.
the 41360 is one of Georges' favorites too, btw., but sadly a prohibitively expensive task to revive the cal.11 w/ an integrated design,

I'm genuinely excited to see what's coming! :thumbsup:

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