Monday, October 3, 2011

Breitling Releases a New Look for its Colt Collection

Colt Chronograph II
The Breitling Colt is synonymous with high functionality and extreme durability.  A timepiece capable of withstanding the  harsh rigors of extreme atmospheric conditions. The new COLT CHRONOGRAPH II, COLT 44 and COLT 33 (for women)  have a slightly more rugged angular and less cluttered looking bezel than its predecessors. The bezel is accentuated by a polished and satin brushed finish, directing the wearers attention to the dial. The indentations on the outer edges of the dial extends to the case providing a new sportier look to the model.  In addition, the Arabic Numerals on all three new models have a new rounder font, which was designed especially for this collection and exudes a futuristic appeal to the dial.  
Colt 44
The Colt Chronograph II does not have the signature  Breitling wings, probably to utilize the space for the sub dials; however, I think, this gives the dial a slightly more generic look. The stark white sub dials are well placed providing maximum read-out potential in less than optimum conditions.
The Colt 44 has a high efficiency water resistance able to withstand depths of 500 meters (1650 feet) made possible by a screw-locked crown and extra thick glare-proof (both sides)  sapphire crystal.  
Colt 33
The Colt 33 is the 33mm Ladies Version distinctive by its sporty elegance. The entire case is polished and the upper bezel surface is satin brushed.  The dial is available is many elegant shades exquisitely  marked ,beneath the 12 'o'clock, by the Breitling logo.  The Colt 33 is also available with a gemset bezel.  The Colt 33, like the men's Colt 44, has a water resistance of 500 meters (1650 ft) - quite a unique feature for a Ladies Watch.
All three models are powered by a SuperQuartz™ movement Certified as a Chronometer -  meaning the movement has passed the battery of  rigorous standardized  tests conducted by Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute or COSC.  Click here to learn more about the Chronometer (not to be confused with the original navigation Chronometers used by sea vessels centuries ago to determine longitude - however if you are interested , click here to learn more about the navigational type of chronometer)
In 2000, the SuperQuartz™ was unveiled by Breitling in its new Grenchen state of the art headquarters ,equipped for manufacturing chronometers in optimal conditions. The SuperQuartz™ , is a movements ten times that of a standard quartz, and was the only electronic movement able to meet the requirements of the COSC. 

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