By TLex The COLT, which is BREITLING's entry level sports / divers model has remained pretty much the same for the last decade or more, in which time it has only periodically received the odd update, such as a new bracelet, dial or some other minor aesthetic tweak. A different story today; neither face-lift nor overall, but an entirely new design. BREITLING have gone back to the drawing board with the new COLT collection.
The changes start with its turning bezel, which features a new sophisticated shape and stamped numerals, and continues to its new 44mm case and new dials adorned with rounded numerals exclusively designed for the new COLT. The watch's water-resistance remains at 500 meters (1,650 ft), which is typical of all BREITLING Areomarine models.
From BREITLING For all devotees of top-flight achievements, Breitling has equipped the Colt 44 with the best of its electronic technology in the form a SuperQuartz™ caliber ten times more accurate than standard quartz movements. The polished and satin-brushed finishes highlight the distinctive shape of the case and bezel. The sturdy construction, the screw-locked crown and the thick sapphire crystal (glareproofed on both sides) guarantee exceptional water resistance to a depth of 500 meters (1,650 ft).
MOVEMENT Caliber 74, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, thermocompensated SuperQuartz™. Battery end-of-life indicator. Calendar.
CASE Steel. Water-resistant to 500 m (1,650 ft/50 bars). Screw-locked crown. Unidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel. Sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 44 mm. Dials: Volcano Black, Stratus Silver, Gun Blue.
STRAPS Leather, rubber Ocean Racer (perforated), rubber Diver Pro (with raised central ridge) / Professional.