The Grenchen-set manufacturer has launched yet another of its timepieces with the distinctive brand’s design and properties. The watch in question is a new representative from the Colt collection named simply after its basic traits. Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic is powered by a reliable movement with ETA base. It comes in a steel casing and it is available with several different dial colors, as well as diverse wristlets.
This newcomer is a part of the Colt series of dynamic watches. Among other things, it is the series which is worldly renowned as the official sponsor and timekeeper of Red Bull Air Race championship. It is the competition in aerobatics in which skilled pilots operate smaller aircrafts and show off their impressive skills while flying thorough the pre-determined course.
Breitling Colt Automatic Chronograph does not bring anything which could be described as revolutionary or even especially original. However, it bears the recognizable styling that immediately points out to its manufacturer, best known for its automatic chronographs, which is exactly what this novel timekeeper is. Unfortunately, it is not supplied with one of the famed watchmaker’s own movements. Instead, it uses wide-spread self-winding B 13 caliber (used in a host of the brand’s timepieces) which is further made with the base from ubiquitously used and dependable ETA Valjoux 7750. As most watch aficionados already know, this is one of the most common calibers of this type. It ticks at the frequency of 28,800 vph and therefore its stop watch provides punctuality with 1/4th of a second. In its construction, there are 25 integrated jewels. Moreover, it features a power reserve of 42 hours. Apart from the chronograph with three sub-counters, the only other supported function is a date display.
Breitlling Colt Chronograph Automatic is placed inside a steel housing whose diameter is 44 mm which is another common trait that the brand uses. The housing is embellished with a polished finish which gives it an appealing styling. Not only that it looks good, but it is also fairly tough since it allows water resistance that measures to 200 meters. In order to have such raised waterproofness, the construction also involves a large screw-down crown with protection. Otherwise, one can notice a unidirectional and a ratcheted bezel, as well as a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both top and bottom sides. The case-back is screwed-in and made from solid steel.
As far as the dial is concerned, it is pretty straightforward. It features a pretty standard outlay for its chrono counters (encircled with silver colored rings) and the date aperture. In order to make it as legible as it can be, the face is made with oversized hands and bar-shaped hour markers which are all coated with luminous matter. To make it a bit more visually appealing, Breitling embellished the face of new Colt Chronograph Autimatic with a circular raised motif. When the color of the dial is concerned, it is once again pretty standard, not only when the brand is concerned, but even generally speaking. The brand’s latest watch can be bought with a black, a silver and a blue face. To be more precise, the specific supported shades in this instance are Volcano black, Mariner blue and Stratos silver.
There are also quite a few options when the attachment is concerned. All potential buyers can choose between several different materials and specific types of wristlets. The available materials are steel, leather and rubber. The only supported steel bracelet is Professional III type with three links. Furthermore, the leather option is a standard one (not an alligator leather). However, it can be bought in five different colors. These are gold, black, brown, blue and green. As for the rubber options, they are the most versatile when it comes to types. Breitling Colt Chronograph Automatic can be paired with Diver Pro II (with lowered rectangular sections), Diver Pro III (with elevated inscription of the brand’s name) and Ocean Racer (with circular perforations). All of the rubber wristlets are available in black and blue colors.