BREITLING CHRONOMAT 44 RAVEN 2014 SPECIAL EDITION
Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven, manufacture Caliber 01 chronograph movement in a case that employs striking contrasts to achieve excellent legibility and a bold interpretation of the brand’s signature instrument style. The satin-brushed, 44-mm steel case wears a carbon-based coating that resists the elements. The unidirectional rotating bezel features orange rubber-inlaid numerals that can be seen from across a room. The case is water-resistant to 200 meters, or 660 feet. The orange highlights on this new Breitling Chronomat carry over to the inner tachymeter bezel, and to the central chronograph seconds hand and the counter pointers. These subdials include continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute totalizer at 3, and a 12-hour totalizer at 6. The date appears at 4:30. The hands and hour markers are matte black, as is the dial, but attractive cream-color lume makes everything easy to read day or night. The case is fitted with a black rubber strap with a tang buckle. Visible through a transparent sapphire caseback, the in-house Breitling Caliber 01 movement is fitted with a black oscillating weight enhanced with orange markings that attest to the movement’s status as a chronometer, officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). The movement runs at 28,800 v.p.h., in 47 jewels with a 70-hour power reserve.