Breitling AB011012/C789-SS

Collection: Chronomat Gender: Men
A sporty diver watch with a masculine, elegant flavor, the Breitling AB011012-C789-SS is indeed a perfect wrist accessory for those who looking for a versatile timepiece that is not only looks good, but also packed with performance. Presented in a robust steel on steel construction that is 500 m water resistant, this chronograph automatic watch is fitted with a Chronometer grade movement that excel in precision and highly reliable.

Breitling AB011012/C789-SS 44mm Chronomat 44 Chronograph Automatic for men

Just like every Breitlings, this Chronomat B01 timepiece is made in Switzerland using 100% Swiss components. The watch is fashioned in such handsome design that make it easy to goes with anything from casual to formal attires, and of course, as a diving watch, it is built with quality materials that are highly durable such as premium grade stainless steel and sapphire crystal for longevity.

Breitling AB011012-C789 is a large size (XL) for gents. Its SS case measures 43.7 mm and 17.1 mm thick, meanwhile, its matching SS five-rows link bracelet is approximately 22 mm wide. Compared to the average steel on steel watches, this one is a tad bit heavier due to its case’s solid constructions. However, despite of its weight, it does fairly comfortable to wear thanks to Chronomat’s signature elongated case and slightly curved lugs designs. And speaking of comfort, the bracelet comes with a deployment buckle clasp with push button for an extra security measures to ensure that it would remains soundly on the wrist.

As expected from the Swiss watchmakers, the watch’s built quality is superb, skillfully executed, has a gorgeous details, and favorably, also accommodate all the necessity for practical use within its design. The case, rotary bezel, as well its five-rows link bracelet are finished in high polish. It has a solid caseback, engraved with markers. The ratcheted bezel features Superluminova phosphorescent mobile hour marker, distinctive engraved satin finished numbers, and an inset with Tachymeter scale that is printed in White against the Black background so that makes it easy to notice. Furthermore, the sapphire that shield the watch’s two tiered Blackeye Blue dial is glare proofed for an enhanced visibility. The dial itself features a distinct square shaped center, polished steel hands and stick hour markers with SuperLuminova that remains visible in the dark, three Black sub-dials, legible date display, and white printed markers around the outer rim for easy reference.
Breitling manufacture calibre B01
At heart, this men’s diving ready Breitling AB011012-C789-SS watch is fitted with the Swiss made, Breitling Caliber 01 that is officially certified by the COSC as a Chronometer grade movement. This calibre B01 is a self-winding automatic mechanical 47 jewels movement that beats 28,800 vph, and provides a minimum power reserve of 70 hours under full wind. Its chronograph performs at an accuracy of 1/4 a second, with a large central seconds counter, 30 minute counter sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, and 12 hour counter at the 6 o’clock position. In addition, this movement also offers a small second at the 3 o’clock position, and an automatic date at 4:30. And conveniently, all of its setting and adjustment can be done via the screw down crown and the two alongside push-buttons at the case’s right hand side.

As for the price, the original manufacturer suggested retail price of this Chronomat 44 series timepiece is $8,960.00, which is legit enough considering all of its quality offerings. Anyway, in addition to this Blackeye Blue dial steel on steel model, the Breitling ref. AB011012 is also offered in several other models with vary of dial and bracelet type.

Watch Specification

Brand: Breitling
Collection: Chronomat
Series: Chronomat 44
Model number: AB011012/C789-SS

Reference: AB011012. Model: C789.
also referred as AB011012-C789-SS, AB011012-C789SS

Watch style: Gent, Sporty, Casual Dress, Diver
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Calibre Breitling 01 (B01). In-house. Swiss made, self winding automatic three hands movement with chronograph and date. C.O.S.C. certified. 47 jewels. beats at 28,800 vph. ± 70 hours of minimum power reserve.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Seconds, Chronograph, Date
Dial: Blackeye Blue

two tiered, with flat outer diameter and square shaped center. SuperLuminova filled polished steel baton hands. Luminescent tipped applied stick hour markers. White printed markers around the outer rim. Date display at 4:30. Three Black sub-dials: Small seconds at 9. 30-minute register at 3. 12-hour register at 6.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

Cambered (Domed). Scratch resistant, glare-proofed on both sides.

Case: Stainless steel

Round, Ø 43.7 mm, ± 17.1 mm thick. polished.

Bezel: Stainless steel

unidirectional rotating bezel, ratcheted. polished. features Superluminova phosphorescent mobile hour marker, distinctive engraved satin finished numbers, and Black raised inner bezel with a Tachymeter scale.

Caseback: Solid

screwed-in stainless steel. engraved.

Crown: Screw down crown

stainless steel. fluted. with two gasket.

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Silver tone, polished stainless steel. Breitling’s five-rows link bracelet. ± 20 - 22 mm wide. mens standard.

Clasp: Deployment buckle clasp with push button
Notable Features: Chronograph
Calendar
Tachymeter scale
Luminous hands and markers
Diving capability
Water resistant: 500 m (50 ATM / 1650 feet)

suitable for swimming, snorkeling, skin diving, and diving.

Additional info: -

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Breitling Chronomat watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Breitling 44mm Chronomat 44 Chronograph Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Thursday, January 24, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 44mm, 500m, analog, automatic, breitling, chronograph, date, diver, men, mid end, on steel, round, sporty, stainless steel, swiss automatic, three hands, watch.

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