The Chronomat 44 is Breitling’s best-selling watch and a thing of beauty indeed. Popular for its utilitarian design and outstanding precision, this chronograph combines timekeeping with useful maths functions. Its superb Breitling-made movement is chronometer-certified, water-resistant to 500 m and has a incredible 70-hour power reserve. Luxurious aesthetics come together with an easily legible dial design to make Breitling’s Chronomat 44 the mainstay of aviators and sportspeople the world over.
This is a very well-built, no-nonsense watch. It has a distinctive Breitling look about it, resembling a pilot’s tool with its clean, technical face and three subdials. A matte finish makes it quite unobtrusive, despite being reassuringly heavy on the wrist.
There are many versions of the Chronomat to choose from – steel or gold for the case and bezel, and a choice of rubber, metal, calfskin, alligator, or NATO strap – so you can get the look you want.
The Chronomat is most commonly worn on a heavy-duty metal bracelet, which comes with a superb deployment clasp. This easy-to-use flip-lock system with two buttons ensures a snug and secure fit.