Chronoliner Blacksteel

Black firmly at the controls

The Chronoliner by Breitling is ready for takeoff in a new version teaming its high-tech ceramic bezel with a black steel case, along with a matching dial and rubber strap. A technical and elegant uniform for the authentic flight captain’s watch.

After the steel model and the red gold limited series, Breitling now introduces this triple timezone chronograph, inspired by a watch from the 1950s-1960s, in an all-black new livery accentuating its original and timeless style. The steel case is coated with a high-resistance carbon-based treatment. Its satin-brushed surfaces create a subtle contrast with the shiny, ultra-hard and scratch-resistant ceramic bezel. The dark touch continues on the dial featuring tone-on-tone counters, as well as on the original rubber strap picking up the design of the steel mesh Aero Classic bracelets. The white and silver indications stand out clearly against the black background, in keeping with the finest traditions of aviator watches, while this optimal legibility is reinforced by the luminescent-coated oversized hands and hour-markers. The case is water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft) and its back bears a depiction of the stylized planes that were a longtime Breitling signature.

To set off on a longhaul flight around the world, the Chronoliner combines the two functions most useful to pilots and globetrotters: a chronograph to measure flight times and a triple timezone display to juggle with the time around the world. The second timezone in 24-hour mode (useful for distinguishing between day and night) is indicated by a red-tipped central hand, while the bidirectional rotating bezel with its star-shaped cut-out that facilitates handling, serves to read off a third timezone, also in 24-hour mode. All these functions are precisely and reliably powered by a selfwinding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). Performance at the controls.