Breitling trademarked the Breitlight title back in October 2015, also initially introduced it the following year on a 50mm Avenger Hurricane, with a price tag fourfold over this Skyracer. A smaller Avenger Hurricane was then unveiled, its diameter reduced to “just” 45mm (yes, modern Breitlings do tend to be on the larger side). This is the very first time that this advanced material has trickled down to Breitling’s entry-level family, the Colt. Describing it as a molded plastic polymer would be technically accurate, but slightly underwhelming since the term vinyl is a pretty generic one. In a more tech-savvy parlance, it’s an isotropic thermoplastic composite with (quite likely) short carbon fibers as reinforcement to the matrix. Apart from its impressive lightness, additionally, it is antimagnetic and hypoallergenic. On the Skyracer, it has a matte finishing; interestingly, Breitling didn’t apply for a patent, just a trademark, so one can assume that the formulation or the composite itself was provided by an outside party who holds the IP.Looking at its quartz movement doesn’t give any respite from your geeky side of thingsnonetheless, it is a big part of the pleasure of reviewing this particular watch. Like every fresh Breitling since 1999, the Colt Skyracer is really chronometer certified by the COSC, which put in place different norms for quartz calibers as it will for mechanical watches: namely +/- 0.07 seconds every day for quartz. 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 achieve in under a week. You immediately realize the immense accuracy gap between any quartz movement (save it for the chronometer-certified ones) over conventional mechanical movements.
Styled following the new rich military heritage, the Colt Chronograph is exceptionally legible, featuring luminescent hour markers and certainly legible chronograph dials.The Breitling Colt Gmt Movement Replica household of watches give superb value and a winning style in entry-level timepieces from a respected global watchmaker. If you’re trying to find a reliable, legible, sturdy watch to wear each day, we highly recommend looking at a part of the Colt family of timepieces.Can a2,000 plastic watch with a quartz movement ever be a Value Proposition? The answer seems clear, until you consider that the Breitling Colt Skyracer. Yes, there’s plastic; nonetheless, it is quartz, yet it turns these obvious drawbacks into resources, beginning with all the amazing lightness of the case material. This is what strikes you first: the large 45mm case weighs only 34 grams, easily half everything you would anticipate. Along with the Chronomètre mention on the dial tells you another part of the story; the quartz caliber is a fairly special one.Breitlight is the mysterious title of this instance material; not much could be located on it, but Breitling emphasizes that it is almost six times lighter than steel and three times lighter than ceramic. Including the rubber bracelet, the watch hardly reaches 50 grams, the sort of weight I would expect from a small ultra-thin apparel watch (as recently measured by Jack). All in, the Colt Skyracer weighs 54.6 grams, versus 49g for the Richard Mille RM-035 for instance.
The use of ETA movements allows Breitling to offer you the Colt Automatic in an affordable price point compared to more premium movements. The COSC certification adds to the value proposition of this Breitling Colt Automatic, an excellent timepiece for an exceptional price.The Breitling Colt 41 Automatic is comparable to the Colt Automatic but at a smaller, more nimble case. The Breitling 17 self-winding motion is housed at a 41mm stainless-steel case using a uni-directional bezel and can be water-resistant to 200m. Like the Colt Automatic, it’s formally chronometer certified by the COSC.The four rider tabs on the satin-brushed bezel comparison with the glistening stainless-steel instance to ensure excellent handling and optimal protection of this sapphire crystal, which can be glareproofed on both sides. The dial is finished with big luminescent hands and hour markers. At 10.70 mm, it’s thinner than the Automatic, but weighs more than double the Skyracer. The Colt 41 automatic is a substantial watch in an approachable package.The Breitling Colt Quartz is the very best of the two worlds for your Colt family of timepieces. The Breitling 74 SuperQuartz thermocompensated motion is shared with all the Skyracer, providing ten times the precision of a typical quartz movement along with a COSC certified movement.Housed at a 44mm diameter situation that’s just slightly deeper (at 11.25mm) than the Colt Automatic, the stainless-steel casing provides water resistance to 200m and the weight and texture of a significant timepiece. The 44mm case is water-resistant to 200m and includes a battery life of 2 to 3 decades.
Stainless steel case with a black rubber (diver pro III) strap. Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel. Volcano black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. An Arabic numeral appears at the 12 o’clock position. 24 hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. Breitling calibre 17 automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Round case shape. Case size: 41 mm. Case thickness: 10.70 mm. Band width: 20 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Breitling Colt Automatic Volcano Black Dial Mens Watch A1731311/BE90/150S.
Breitling Calibre 17
Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Arabic Numeral appears at the 12 o’clock position. 24 Hour Markers. Minute Markers around the outer rim