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Breitling "Chronomat" 1. Modell: Frecce Tricolori, 1984 (click to enlarge!)
Breitling “Chronomat” 1. Modell: Frecce Tricolori, 1984

Breitling Chronomat

In 1942 Breitling for the first time presented the model Chronomat, a chronograph with a slide rule and manual winding, which was officially introduced at the U.S. Army Air Force. By the way, the name combines “chronograph” with “mathematics” — not “automatic”! —, in allusion to the calculations possible with this wristwatch.

The Chronomat of 1984, which, with its striking appearance, grew very popular among the buyers, has only the name in common with the original model (which shows much more similaries with the slide-rule chronograph Navitimer). It has become the most successful model of the brand. At first glance, its case volume, its bezel armed with riders and the onion shape pushers and crown catch the attention. The robust self-winding calibre Valjoux 7750 is used as movement. …

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portal_watch_models.txt · Last modified: 02.12.2022 21:27 by gerdlothar

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