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By TLex The Chronomat is more unique than ever with the launch of the Chronomat 44 BLACKSTEEL, as this new version of Breitling’s flagship model once again reinvents itself with a some exciting new design features!

Okay, let’s deal with the elephant in the room; Breiting have given this new Chronomat square counters! While some of you are gonna absolutely love them, many of you might be scratching your heads saying – why?

I appreciate the move to freshen up the Chronomat but the square counters just aren’t doing it for me – perhaps they’ll grow on me over time!

So what else is going on with this brand-new take on the ultimate sports chronograph? Its 44mm steel case has been treated by with a high-resistance carbon-based black coating as are many of Breiltling’s special editions divers.

The unidirectional rotational divers bezel now features black rubber-inlaid numerals, at 12 o’clock a large orange luminescent dot facilitates the countdown of dive time. The equally black dial boasts three new square counters; reminiscent of instrument panels, they are in line with Breitling aviation heritage.

Another brand-new feature is a special strap that combines a military-style anthracite high-tech fabric exterior with a rubber lining for excellent comfort.

Further featres of the watch include: screwdown crown and chrono-pushers, a water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft) and a Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 self-winding chronograph chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) - powered by a black rotor that is visible through the Sapphire exhibition caseback.

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