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Breitling Premier Chronograph 42 Is A Throwback That Will Make You Swoon

A signature design which hails from the 1940s.

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Breitling have unveiled five new models from their Premier collection but only one catches our attention – the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 you see before you.

The new timepiece marks a special tribute from the Swiss watchmaker as the reintroduction of a name which first debuted in 1940. In its first iteration, the Premier collection was a move which saw the aviation watch name move away from the air and sea to design a collection inspired by the land. As such, it was the first wave of Breitlings to offer style, elegance and performance in a fashion-forward piece.

Today that same name and design code has been resurrected in the Brietling Premier collection.

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The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 model comes in two dial colours, silver and blue, and a 42mm stainless steel case with transparent caseback.

The movement inside is the in-house developed Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 complete with chronometer-certification and a power reserve of over 70 hours.

This movement affords hours, minutes and seconds functions alongside a date window at 6 o’clock, a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small second sub-dial at 9 o’clock.

The watch is nicely polished off with a choice of either a black nubuck strap, alligator leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.

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