Top Breitling Replica Watches has been anything but under the radar the last couple of months.Modestly redesigned with a contemporary vibe in mind, the updated Chronomat is a welcome addition to Breitling’s modern catalog. Featuring their coveted B01 movement, a satin-brushed case, and reserved dial design, the Chronomat 44 takes an already rugged design and adds a bit more comprehension to it. We had a chance to try the modest new model and are here to give you our initial thoughts.
The brushed stainless steel case measures in at an obvious 44mm with a relatively thick 16.95mm measurement off the wrist. Although, as is often the case with AAA Replica Breitling, it does feel a little bigger. The choice to go with the brushed case instead of the often standard polish found on almost all Chronomats, in my opinion, was a step in the right direction. The Chronomats have often looked ostentatious with the large numbered bezel and a high degree of polish, and the subdued Chronomat 44 doesn’t feel like a piece of jewelry, it feels like a tool – I’m actually reminded of the Chrono Avenger from Blood Diamond when I look at it.
A further step from the previously released Chronomats is that in lieu of the oversized and thick 60-minute counter bezel, the Chronomat 44 utilizes a more reserved brushed steel bezel that’s not only slightly thinner but also modest. There aren’t huge military-style numbers at each 15-minute indicator, and the matte finish to the etched indicators looks great. The screw-down crown utilizes the updated bullet shape that isn’t as difficult to pull and adjust as I originally thought from press images of the Breitling Replica Watches Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition.
The dial has also gotten a modest refresh and looks great through the double-coated AR sapphire crystal. Breitling, instead of going the Navitimer or Superocean route, has only opted for two color options for the Chronomat 44 and that makes the watch easier to digest. The dial comes in either a “Blackeye Grey” or “Blackeye Blue” colors. Personally, the blue is my favorite of the two and I appreciate the cleanliness of the dial.
The new “B” logo has been stirring up some controversy, but it looks great here. The exclusion of the wings doesn’t bother me. The width of the logo often led to it dominating a dial or being awkwardly located – like at 3 o’ clock. The concentration of text instead of having some up top, some in the middle, and some on the bottom of the dial gives the watch some uniformity and flow that is often missing across Breitling’s collections.
Overall, this was a solid release from Breitling. The Breitling Bo1 Chronomat 44 Chronograph Copy Watch was something I wasn’t expecting this year but it was a welcome surprise. When paired with the newly updated and revamped Navitimer 1 collection, I have been able to rest easy with Kern at the helm – because we had a rocky start at first.