In the 1960s, Breitling launched a couple different chronograph pieces with a round dial and a square case. The move helped start a trend across the watch industry that was extremely well received. The 18kt gold Breitling square-case Top Time with a black dial and silver subdials is probably my favorite vintage Breitling piece. I would rock that bad boy any day of the week!
Nowadays, several brands have some really hot pieces in their current line that pay tribute to this cushion case design. For instance, there is the Radiomir by Panerai, the Senator Sixties Square Chronograph by Glashutte Original and the Historiques American 1921 by Vacheron Constantin.
Is it just me, or did Vacheron design the current American 1921 to absolute perfection? The watch is truly amazing; I love the off-center dial with the crown at 1 o’clock. It would be an incredible watch to wear while driving! Everything about the model really does it for me.
So is the cushion case ‘in’ across the entire watch industry? Should Breitling launch some more cushion case pieces? Would they be well received?