An aviation timepiece that gets the Breitling treatment is exceptionally non-pareil. Just take a gander at the renowned Chronomat collection: Modern, masculine and unfailingly high performing. Now given a tougher ironclad exterior for a bolder delineation, the Swiss watchmaker crafts a stellar model inaugurated as the Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition. True to form, the chronograph clocks the same robust hardiness and striking façade that made the original a staple piece but now exudes a rugged authority outfitted in the deepest of carbon blacks.
Visually arresting juxtaposed against a yellow dial, the sizable 44mm diametre satin-brushed steel case and rotating ratcheted bezel in dark obsidian cuts a powerful contrast, elevated by luminescent red hands and black counters reminiscent of a cockpit's instrument panel. Armed with the same cutting-edge precision, this Chronomat version bears the powerful certified Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01, which boasts an unparallelled 70-hour reserve that drives the quarter seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dial displays. Thoroughly customised to the core for a solid impenetrability, a screw-lock crown and safety push buttons ensure a water-resistance of up to 220 metres, in addition to protection against shock damage.
An all-around virile specimen of a chronograph marked with a sleekly sporty presence, the Breitling Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition is exactly the 'take no prisoners' type of timepiece meant for daring men.
The Chronomat 44 Blacksteel Special Edition is available at the Breitling boutique.