The Breitling Premier watch may not be as globally renowned as the brand’s Navitimer or Chronomat, but it’s a watch just as stylish and performance driven. In fact, it seems to be the perfect design for those that want something more traditional, something with an air of elegance imbued with subtle hints of vintage nostalgia. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce the Breitling Premier watch collection has been extended for 2023 and now features a range of 42mm chronographs powered by the infamous Breitling B01 movement. Let’s take a look at the new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches…
You’d be right in thinking that the new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches look a lot like the chronographs that were launched as part of the Breitling Premier’s revival back in 2021. That’s because all of the same stylings are there: the unique grooves on the side of the case, the flat, square chronograph pushers and distinctive Arabic numerals. In fact, Breitling have even reused many of the same dial colours. The original line-up included a range of Breitling Premier Chronograph 40 watches, the Premier B25 Datora and the Premier B15 Duograph. Although similar, the new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches offer some noticeable differences, firstly their cases sit slightly larger on the wrist, boasting a case diameter of 42mm, and inside these cases you’ll find one of Breitling’s most notable in-house movements, the B01 Calibre.
There are six new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches to choose from, five engineered from stainless steel and a single model crafted from 18 carat red gold. The cases offer the familiar rounded profiles, elegantly curved lugs, unadorned bezels and non-screw locked crowns at 3 o’clock. There’s also the distinctive flat square chronograph pushers, the unique groovings on the case side and cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment. As mentioned, the cases measure to 42mm in diameter and are 13.6mm thick with 22mm lugs and an overall lug-to-lug profile of 50.03mm. Despite their dressy aesthetic, the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches still offer an impressive water resistant rating of 100 metres.
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watch is available with one of five dial colours: silver, black, blue, copper or green. The latter four displays are only available with the stainless steel case and elect silvered hardware for the hands and numerals. Meanwhile, the silver dial, which to us seems more cream-coloured in the images, is available with either a steel case or an 18ct red gold case and is adorned with matching rose gold hardware. The dials present the familiar Arabic numerals of the Premier line, two snailed counters for the small seconds and 30 minutes totaliser and elegant syringe-shaped Superluminova hands for the hours and minutes. There’s also subtle red inflections added to the central chronograph seconds hand and tachymeter lettering. You may have also noticed the addition of a date window at 6 o’clock, a complication the 2021 Breitling Premier Chronograph 40 watches neglected.
Powering the new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches is the Swiss watchmaker’s Calibre 01 manufacture movement. It is easily one of Breitling’s most notable chronograph movements operating with a column wheel and a vertical clutch and boasting a weekend-proof 70 hour power reserve. We’re also promised a total of 41 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. Like all of Breitling’s watches, the Calibre B01 is chronometer certified for an accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds per day. You can admire the movement through the sapphire crystal glass back of each Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watch including its Côte de Genève striped oscillating rotor which for the 18ct red gold model is also rose gold.
Completing the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches is a selection of straps; each model can be ordered on a seven-row link bracelet in stainless steel or 18 carat gold with a butterfly folding clasp or an alligator leather strap. The leather bands range in colour from black to dark brown to a lighter tan brown, all closing by a folding buckle engineered from the model’s corresponding case material.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watches and shop the collection for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, contact our team on 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Case Size: 42mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel or 18ct red gold
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Non-screw locked
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: Breitling B01 manufacture, self-winding
- COSC: Yes
- Functions: Hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds, 30 minutes counter, date
- Power Reserve: 70 hours
- Jewels: 41
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Silver, black, blue, copper or green
- Strap: Seven-row link metal bracelet or alligator leather
- RRP: Starts from £7,150
- Release Date: March 2023