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The Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph

2 March 2015

The New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Looks Gorgeous!

I’m pretty sure you have heard of Breitling Company, right? These guys made the most expensive Breitling watches and many others.

Among the few companies in the watch industry that manufacture amazing timepieces, Breitling has a great impact on the market.

It is believed that the company might be solely responsible for creating the shape and form of the chronograph wristwatch as we know it today.

Breitling was created in 1884 in Saint-Imier, in the Bernese Jura, by Leon Breitling. Since then they specialized in chronographs.

After several years, in 1915, the company introduced the first wrist-chronograph watch and in 1923 they perfected the design by separating the stop/start function from that of the resetting.

The design went a step further and in 1934, it added a second pusher at 4’ o clock for resetting the chronograph. By doing that, the usual form of the chronograph had been solidified.

New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph  Watch
New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Watch

Awesome things continued to happen and in 1936, the Royal Air Force became affiliated with the company by using its timepieces.

Then Breitling launched the first timepiece with a circular slide rule called the Chronomat.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the company partnered the boom in civilian aviation by equipping many airlines planes and jets with its onboard chronographs.

And thus, the brand became famous as the “official supplier to world aviation”. Then the legendary “Navitimer” came and after that, pilots all around the world wore Breitling chronographs.

New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph  Watch
New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Watch

Since then, the company continued with new innovations until the present day when they made this Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph.

Ever since they can remember, the aviation professionals needed reliable and high performance instruments, such as Breitling technology.

A spectacular progress has joined the aviation: planes’ performances have been drastically improved; the first jets have given way to computer screens, and fly-by-wire systems.

New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph  Watch
New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Watch

However, two things have remained the same: flight captains still wear the same uniforms and they still wear proudly at their wrist Breitling chronographs.

The new Breitling Chronolines is a chronometer-certified chronograph to measure flight times, and features a second time zone display in 24-hour mode, to juggle time differences around the planet. The numerals are in white ceramic numerals ensuring an optimal contrast.

New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph  Watch
New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Watch

It was inspired by the brand’s own history and its own old models from the 1959s and 1960s; the new timepiece is a modern take to the iconic pilot’s chronographs.

The feature that screams modernity is its black bezel in scratch-resistant ceramic, with a ribbed edge for optimal grip.

The stainless steel case is 46 mm in diameter, and has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, and is water resistant to 100 meters. On the case back you can see the signature stylized airplanes Breitling is famous for.

New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph  Watch
New Breitling Chronoliner Flight Captain Chronograph Watch |pictures from: breitling.com|

Breitling has been the aviator’s watch for decades and this time the Swiss brand has created a timepiece dedicated to the most important person on board: the flight captain.

What do you think about their newest watch? Is it something you want to have in your collection?