The Swiss luxury watchmaker – Breitling – was founded in the year 1884 by Léon Breitling and is located in Grenchen, Switzerland. Breitling is notable for its precision-made chronometers that are chiefly manufactured for the aircraft pilots.
Introduction of the Breitling Colt collection was done in the 1980s with a sole purpose to fulfill the needs of the armed forces. Breitling Colt watch is popularly known due to its sturdiness, reliability, and readability. Its military-style along with sporty design is what distinguishes it from the rest of the Breitling Colt models.
History of Breitling Colt
Breitling has come up with various models including – Aerospace, Avenger, Blackbird, Chrono-Matic, Colt, Emergency, Galactic, Navitimer, Superocean, Transocean and many other. All these Breitling watch models have gained high popularly due to their unique characteristics and features.
One of the renowned collections of the brand is its Breitling Colt. Launched in the 1980s, this selection comprises of military watches, just like its predecessors – the Breitling Navitimer and Breitling Chronomat. The eye-catchy fact about this Breitling Colt timepiece is its sporty design along with sensational precision that every military watch should have. Its robust appeal is what distinguishes it from its other variants.
The Breitling Colt collection radiates efficiency and functionality that are considered to be the basic elements of its armed force origins. The purpose of these Breitling Colt watches is prominently reflected from its design. The facet of this Breitling military watch features the bold bezel along with four-rider tabs that display inscribed indices. The rider tabs of this Breitling sports watch have been placed to ensure its handling, and it also aids in the protection of its sapphire crystal – these are the flagship attributes of Breitling that are also equipped on the Breitling Chronomat and the Breitling Galactic.
Breitling changed the design of its Colt watch collection in the year 2011, but it got back to it in 2014 with its classic shape along with the legendary bezel. The present selection of Breitling Colt comprises of four different variants – the Breitling Colt Automatic, Breitling Colt Chronograph, Breitling Colt Quartz, and Breitling Colt Lady.
The new collection of Breitling Colt timepieces comprises of watches for men and women and are equipped with quartz as well as automatic movements inclusive of a quartz chronograph. It is regarded as the most accessible model by Breitling. These reconstructed Colts have been furnished with all the necessary assets on which it has multiplied its success.
Let’s now take a look at some of Colt’s popular models -
Breitling Colt Chronograph
The Breitling Colt Chronograph is one of a kind. Equipped with its all-time famous Breitling Calibre 73 movement, it is amongst the watches that are chronometer-certified by the COSC. The dials of this Breitling Colt timepiece are available in various colors including – volcano black, mariner blue, and stratus silver – just perfect to turn anybody's head. The Breitling watch is placed on leather, rubber ocean racer, and rubber diver pro/ professional straps to attain perfection. The case size of this Breitling Colt watch is 44 mm and features a sapphire crystal which is glare-proofed from both the sides. The Breitling chronograph watch also displays a calendar window that is placed between its 4 o clock and 5 o clock markers. With the characteristic of being water resistant up to 200 m (660 ft), the Breitling Colt watch also comprises of a screw-locked crown.
Breitling Colt Automatic
In today's time, who isn't looking for a perfect luxury watch that includes the automatic feature? Well, sure everyone is. If you are amongst those people, then stop right here and take ahold of this Breitling Colt Automatic. Along with its in-house manufactured movement – the calibre 17, this Breitling Colt timepiece has a high frequency of 28,800 vph. Featuring a self-winding system, this gorgeous piece is also installed with 25 jewels. The Breitling Colt Automatic watch is water resistant up to 200 m and is presented in volcano black, marine blue and stratus silver dials.
One of the most sought-after timepieces of this model is Breitling Colt 44. It has a dial size of 44 mm and perfectly embodies the youthful, flamboyant, and winning style of the collection.
Breitling Colt Skyracer
Regarded as the cheapest and lightest timepiece by Breitling, the Colt Skyracer is a must have for the watch enthusiasts. With a case size of 44 mm, it feels like a feather on the wrists. The Breitling big watch weighs 54.6 grams and displays the date function along with luminescent hands and indexes.
Breitling Colt Lady
Exclusively for the ladies, the Breitling Colt Lady is also referred to as Colt 33, due to its case size. The Breitling watch for women appears to be more petite in order to fit perfectly on the wrists of ladies and has a polished case along with a satin-finished bezel surface. Furthermore, this Breitling women model has been decorated with a diamond encrusted bezel to attain perfection. Equipped with the Calibre 77 movement, the watch is thermocompensated SuperQuartz that has a battery end-of-life indicator along with a calendar display. Being water resistant up to 200 m, Breitling Colt Lady is an ideal piece for all the ladies.
The Breitling Colt selection is enriched with history and style, hence is apt for adding on to your luxury watch collection.