Each unit, 36 minutes long, is known as an “industrial” moment. This sort of time measurement has various industrial applications, including denoting working hours. Three hours and 15 minutes, for example, will be expressed as 3.25 hours as opposed to as 3:15. Minutes and seconds are signaled on a railroad-style track. The slim seconds hand, using an arrowhead suggestion, is the exact same length as the straight, faceted moments hand. The tip of the hour hand extends just far enough to get to the inner edges of the hour indicators in 6 and 9 o’clock, which can be bigger than the rest. The hour and minutes hands, indicators and orientation point on the bezel all glow brightly green in the dark. The arrowhead tip on the seconds hand is skeletonized to permit this particular green glow to shine through when it sweeps over the glowing hour indexes.The time is clearly legible as a result of the watch’s clear, minimalist styling and also the nonreflective coating on both sides of the crystal. The light hour markers and hands comparison boldly against the background of the dialup, which on our analyzed model was gloomy (the view is also available with a silver or black dial). The dial is adorned with the newest logo, version name and data regarding water resistance. To adapt this window and its framework, the numeral 15 on the 24-hour scale is shifted toward the middle, and there’s absolutely no hour indicator at the 3 o’clock position. Neither of those alterations impacts daytime or night legibility. A similar format was used on the Colt Superocean from the 1990s. The Colt has appealed to a wide audience for the past two decades with its robustness, performance and excellent legibility. By replicating these attributes on the new Colt Automatic, Breitling will no doubt perpetuate its popularity.
A smaller Avenger Hurricane was then unveiled, its diameter decreased to “only” 45mm (yes, contemporary Breitlings do are on the larger side). This is actually the very first time this innovative material has trickled down to Breitling’s entry-level family, the Colt. Describing it as a molded plastic veneer would be technically true, but slightly underwhelming since the term plastic is a fairly generic one. In a more tech-savvy parlance, it’s an isotropic thermoplastic combination with (quite likely) brief carbon fibers as reinforcement into the matrix. Apart from its remarkable lightness, additionally, it is antimagnetic and watertight. On the Skyracer, it has a matte finishing; interestingly, Breitling didn’t apply for a patent, only a trademark, so one can presume that the formulation or the composite itself was supplied by an outside party who holds the IP.Looking at its quartz movement doesn’t give any respite in your geeky side of thingsnonetheless, it is a big part of the pleasure of reviewing this watch. As an example of the mill modern quartz moves, you should expect at worst a 15 second variation per month, or what a mechanical chronometer-certified caliber is allowed to reach in less than a week. You instantly realize the immense accuracy gap between any quartz movement (store it to the chronometer-certified ones) over traditional mechanical motions.
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Stainless steel case with a blue (Diver Pro III) rubber strap. Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel. Mariner blue dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers. Tachymeter markings around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Chronograph – three white sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour. Breitling caliber 13 automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw locked crown. Solid case back. Case size: 44 mm. Case thickness: 14.70 mm. Round case shape. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: chronograph, tachymeter, date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: A1338811/C914 228S-A20S.1. Breitling Colt Mariner Chronograph Automatic Mens Watch A1338811-C914BLPT3.
Breitling Calibre 13
Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Minute Markers. Tachymeter Markings around the outer rim