Breitling AB011012/A690-SS

Collection: Chronomat Gender: Men
Breitling AB011012/A690-SS is built to perform, in style. It is form meet function. Not only that the watch is packed with all the quality materials, components, and performance needed to meet the demanding specs of aviator and marines, the watch is also fashioned in such handsome design that make it easy and versatile enough to goes with anything, for any circumstances.

Breitling AB011012/A690-SS 44mm Chronomat 44 Chronograph Automatic for men

Crafted in the house of Breitling in Switzerland, this Chronomat 44 Chronograph Automatic watch is presented in a sturdy, polished round case on a matching, five rows link bracelet that both are made of premium grade stainless steel, and paired with quality sapphire crystal to makes it even more durable. The whole construction boasts a capacity of 500 m water resistance, and beneath the case, a Chronometer grade caliber that is built with 100% Swiss components and features chronograph complication that remains functional in the depth of the ocean are present.

Just like the rest of its variants, this Breitling AB011012/A690 is a large size for gents. Its sturdy SS case that comes with an uni-directional ratcheted rotating bezel and a solid caseback measures 43.7 mm and 17.1 mm thick, meanwhile, its SS bracelet that features a deployment buckle clasp with push button as an extra security measures is approximately 22 mm wide. Due to its solid steel construction, the watch does a tad bit heavier compared to the average steel on steel watches. However, despite of its weight, it is comfortable enough to wear thanks to the Chronomat 44’s signature design that include an elongated case and slightly curved lugs for wearer comfort-ability, as well as the ergonomic link bracelet that offers a decent counter balance for the weight.

Among the Chronomat chronographs, one of the distinctive feat of this model is its two tiered White dial that is labeled as the "Antartica White" dial. Bright and neat, it is fashioned with flat outer diameter and a distinct square shaped center with a fine linear texture, complemented by three white sub-dials, polished steel applied Roman numeral markers, polished steel finished hands with luminescent fill, and white raised inner bezel with a Tachymeter scale. The date display appears at half past four, and at the twelve, there is the the trademark logo of an anchor with wings.
Breitling manufacture calibre B01
Digging a bit about the movement inside, this mechanical timepiece is fitted with the Breitling Caliber 01 that is officially certified by the COSC as a Chronometer grade movement. Specifically, this Swiss made B01 is a self-winding automatic mechanical movement that contains 47 jewels, beats at 28,800 vph, and provides a minimum power reserve of 70 hours when fully wound. Its chronograph performs at an accuracy of 1/4 a second, and in addition to the central sweep second, there are 30 minutes counter and 12 hours counter, in which, all of its setting and adjustment can be conveniently done through the fluted screw down crown and the two alongside push-buttons at the case’s right hand side.

Anyway, the original manufacturer suggested retail price of this men’s Breitling AB011012/A690-SS watch is legit enough at $8,960.00. And just in case you’d like to know, in addition to this Antartica White 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/A690-SS

Reference: AB011012. Model: A690.
also referred as AB011012-A690-SS, AB011012-A690SS

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

Calibre Breitling 01 (B01). In-house, mechanical manufacture caliber by Breitling. Swiss made, mechanical self-chronograph automatic movement. Chronometer grade certified by C.O.S.C.

Specs
Function: Two hands, Small seconds, Chronograph with up to 1/4 a seconds precision via central sweep second, Automatic date (instataneous). Size: 13¼‴ lignes (Ø 30 mm), 7.2mm thick.

Column wheel chronograph with 47 jewels. beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz). provides ± 70 hours of minimum power reserve. Shock resistant. Exclusive index-assembly system. Average daily rate: −4/+6.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Seconds, Chronograph, Date
Dial: Antartica White

two tiered, with flat outer diameter and square shaped center. SuperLuminova filled polished steel baton hands. Luminescent tipped applied stick hour markers. Black printed markers around the outer rim. Date display at 4:30. Three White 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, and distinctive engraved satin finished numbers.

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, July 18, 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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