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Ready for Shore Leave: The New Breitling Premier Collection with Five Models.

Now available at Wempe

Breitling offers five new models with different variants in the relaunched Premier collection: in addition to the chronographs, to which the brand owes the greatest part of its worldwide reputation, the collection comprises models with day and date display as well as three-hand watches with a discreet small seconds subdial. Although the collection models are equipped with the sturdy quality features of the brand’s aviator and diving watches, their design is reminiscent to the historic Premiere models from the 1940s and makes them particularly suitable for a stylish shore leave.


»Presenting a striking design, a modern appearance, and a professional functionality, Breitling’s Premier collection is an elegant choice for everyday use.«
Bernhard Stoll, Member of the Board of Directors, Business Unit Watches

Breitling Premier Chronograph caseback rear view

A Versatile Range of Movements: Manufacture Caliber B01 or Caliber 13

The Premier collection proves to be very versatile when it comes to its inner and outer values. It starts with the available movements. 
One possible choice is manufacture Caliber B01. The silver or gray dial and the contrasting black subdials are accompanied by a circumferential tachymeter scale for the measurement of average speed. Breitling Caliber 13 has a black or blue dial and a tachymeter scale with black markers. Both chronographs are available with a stainless steel bracelet, an alligator skin strap, or a nubuck leather strap, each fitted with a folding clasp.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 with silver dial lies on the side

Dials: Restrained and Symmetric or Dynamic Design 

Both chronographs have a diameter of 42 millimeters and offer a choice of dial versions. For those who appreciate a restrained and symmetric look with the minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 will be the right choice. Whereas the Premier Chronograph 42 boasts three subdials and gives thus a more dynamic impression. The minute counter is located at 12 o’clock and the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley lies on the side

Expressive: Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green 

The Premier B01 Chronograph Bentley British Racing Green is launched in a historic color scheme. This expressive model bears on its caseband a badge with a Bentley engraving, which emphasizes the long-standing collaboration of Breitling with the luxury car brand. The badge is inspired by the dashboard of the legendary Bentley Blower from the year 1929. The transparent caseback is adorned by a metalized Bentley logo and allows viewing manufacture Caliber B01. It offers an impressive autonomy with a power reserve of 70 hours.
Breitling Premier Automatic 40 lies on a table

Pure Understatement: Premier Automatic 40

The Premier Automatic 40 is pure understatement. More than any other watch in the new collection, it is reminiscent of the elegant Breitling timepieces of the 1940s. It is equipped with a small seconds subdial located at 6 o’clock. A striking outer minute scale emphasizes this exceptional combination that is known to connoisseurs from hand-wound movements. However, in this model, it is Swiss self-winding Caliber 37 that does its job inside the case. Its bidirectionally winding rotor supplies sufficient energy for the movement to run autonomously for 40 hours once it has been fully wound.
Breitling Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 lies on the side

All at a Glance: Premier Automatic Day & Date 40

The Premier Automatic Day & Date 40 doesn’t only show the time but also, as the name suggests, the day of the week and the date at 12 respectively 6 o’clock. This automatic wristwatch is powered by Breitling Caliber 45, a self-winding chronograph movement.

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Old Breitling advertisement of 1946
Old Breitling Premier wrist watch

The Birth of a Classic: the 1940s

The Premier collection from Breitling bears a name that is of special importance for this luxury brand. In the 1940s, Breitling launched its first collection of exquisite, elegant wristwatches with a fashionable flair. The new Premier collection embodies this proud heritage. As perfect unity of functionality and style, it combines quality, performance, and timeless design. 

It isn’t only the name of the new Premier collection from Breitling that is reminiscent of the Premier watches from the 1940s, but also its design. Just like the magnificent movies from this era, which was marked by global conflicts and economic uncertainty, these watches offered with their elegant touch a welcomed little break from the harsh reality. 

About Breitling 

Breitling has defended its position as unchallenged pioneer since 1884. The brand enjoys nowadays excellent reputation worldwide thanks to its highly precise timepieces, the development of the chronograph wristwatch, and the firm commitment to its design values.  The legendary relationship between Breitling and aviation documents the history of a brand that had its share in the key moments of mankind’s conquest of the airs. Famous for its pioneering spirit, Breitling has also conquered a place in science, sports, and technology. Breitling manufactures its own in-house movements and the COSC chronometer certification and the label «Swiss made» underscore the quality of each individual timepiece.