By TLex Bred for action (kind of)! Breitling has extended its Colt collection to include a new sports diving chronograph powered by a self-winding movement, the Breitling Caliber 13 an COSC officially chronometer-certified (by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) mechanical movement –
which combined with all the key attributes of the Colt collection that was first launched in the 80s as a military watch make it a potentially very capable new model - it's just a shame that Breitling have decided to pare down its water-resistance to a very ordinary 200 meters.
Nevertheless we can still expect the same sturdiness, functionality and excellent readability from the new Colt Chrono, which has a proper-sized 44mm in diameter polished Stainless steel case that has been fitted with a large screwdown crown with dual-gaskets, protective crown reinforcements –
a broad unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a satin-brushed finish and engraved dive-time scale plus Breitling's signature four rider tabs, which ensure excellent grip when manipulated with a divers glove as well as protection of the its double-sided anti-reflective treated Sapphire crystal.
The dial is in either: black, blue or silver enhanced by a fine circular raised motif, while its excellent readability comes from oversized hands and hour markers that have been applied with a luminescent coating. There are counters placed at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock, where there is also a white date window.
The Colt has established itself as Breitling’s most accessible model, offering a blend of sports and divers feature with great performance and a unique design.
It is available in four versions that include a quartz chronograph and a ladies’ model. It is presented on either: a leather, rubber Diver Pro or Ocean Racer or Professional strap or a brushed steel bracelet.
Liked this? Check out Breitling’s latest divers models – HERE, HERE and HERE . . .