With Baselworld less than 24 hours away, it is always entertaining listening to and reading about all of the rumors concerning new releases from the various brands. One Breitling watch that will be launched is the Chronomat B01 GMT. The watch is supposedly going to powered by what will be referred to as the 04 Breitling movement and will feature a 47mm case. I am very interested in this 04 movement I am hearing about. Is it really manufactured in house? If so, will it soon be used in the Navitimer World? Time will tell…
Another Breitling model set to be released in Basel is the Chronospace Automatic. This watch will have a 46mm stainless steel case, just like the digital display version, and will be available in four different dial colors – Volcano Black, Tungsten Gray, Mariner Blue and Stratus Silver. All the dials will be enhanced by black totalizers, and the sapphire crystal will have an anti-reflective coating. The movement used will be the COSC-certified Swiss automatic Breitling Caliber 23.
I am shocked by how many models Breitling is set to launch with casesizes larger than 44mm. They are supposedly announcing a 49mm Bentley Barnato Racing watch as well. I thought watches were starting to get smaller again, but maybe I am wrong. Bell & Ross is set to announce a 45mm Vintage model with a big date and a power reserve indicator that is supposed to be sick. Maybe the larger size watch craze is still in full effect.
A watch that is surely going to be tough to beat in terms of aesthetics and complications is the Patek Philippe 5270G. The model is set to be the brand’s first ever perpetual calendar non split-second wrist chrongraph employing a Patek Philippe manufactured movement. What a beast of a watch! I love the lugs on it. Too bad it will definitely have a six-figure price tag! I cannot wait to see what will follow… Enjoy following everything with me!