Breitling New Premier Collection: A Legacy Statement

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42

Premier B01 Chronograph 42

With the launch of the Premier collection in the early 1940s, Breitling proved that its skills of craftmanship and design extended beyond the brand’s signature toolwatches. Today’s new Premier collection continues the proud name and design inspiration by combining elegance and sophistication with functionality and finesse.

Furthermore, the new Premier B01 Chronograph 42 models also continue Breitling’s proud tradition of creating great chronographs. Their superb performance is assured by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01 and presented in a robust 42mm stainless steel case with a transparent caseback. Available with a dark blue or silver dial, this watch presents a unique combination of elegant lines, balanced dimensions, and exceptional quality which ensures that is adapts to the needs and style of the modern, active and discerning gentleman.

The blue-dial version offers the choice of either blue alligator leather or brown nubuck strap with white stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet. The clean dial design features contrasting black subdials with a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small second subdial at 9 o’clock, along with a date window set at 6 o’clock.

Breitling Premier Automatic 40

Premier Automatic 40

Looking back, the Premier collection interpreted Breitling’s great watchmaking tradition for an era in which design played a particularly important role. In other words, the collection made powerful fashion statements as it accompanied the remarkable changes taking place all over the world back in the 1940s. These were also the first Breitling watches to feature the product name on the dial, demonstrating the importance of each customer awareness.

The models in the new Premier collection extend that legacy as they reflect the heritage and the historic design codes of a great band. Case in point would be the Premier Automatic 40, which is named after and clearly inspired by—design-wise, that is—from the original Premier watches.

More than any other watch in the new collection, the Premier Automatic 40 evokes Breitling’s elegant watches from the aforementioned era. More importantly, it is driven by the Breitling Caliber 37, a self-winding chronometer movement. The Breitling Premier Automatic 40 carries on the uncompromising commitment to excellence that the brand has always been known for.

The dial design is clean—available in anthracite, blue, or silver colors—and encircled by a white minute track and elegantly finished with a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The case; this classically elegant Premier Automatic 40 features a 40mm stainless steel case. The new Premier Automatic 40 is available with either a nubuck or alligator leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.