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Breitling Aeromarine Colt Automatic, Quartz, GMT, Chrono Watch Review

Updated on January 6, 2015

Breitling Colt

Breitling Colt comprise a range of Aeromarine watches where case strength and shock resistance receives special attention: the crown is almost fully encompassed by a protective reinforcement, the chronograph push buttons rest inside their own cylindrical pillboxes. Additionally, Breitling equip the Chrono version with the brand's “most elaborate” chronograph function: 1/10th of second, sixty minutes, twelve hours, and fly-back split times. Like Superocean, Colt watches come with either mechanical or quartz calibers (trademark SuperQuartz).

Visually this line is similar to Superocean Chrono, Avenger and Super Avenger from the Aeromarine Series, and Chronomat from the Windrider division: the unidirectional bezel in particular becomes a unifying aesthetic element. The outer ring of the dial is decorated with circular grooves that expand, like waves from a rock thrown into a river, until they reach the bezel border. Indeed, Colt seems to naturally instill a sense of calm and reliability.

Breitling Aeromarine Colt
Breitling Aeromarine Colt

Screw-locked crown and 200 meters of water resistance render the timepieces effective professional diving watches – like all Aeromarine selection, this department brings together the aeronautical and the aquatic.

Automatic/Quartz Movements

Both types of calibers have been tested by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, and carry the coveted “chronometer” inscription on the face below the logo. Selfwinding mechanical watches reserve up to 40-42 hours, while their electronic counterparts rely on a battery that can last between 3 and 8 years, depending on the model.

Breitling fully exploit the flexibility of quartz by enabling wearers to operate the chronograph and the second timezone utility without affecting central minutes and seconds hands – therefore contributing to higher precision.


Complications

Besides the chronograph, the company offers a GMT complication executed in classic analog fashion. (Unlike such Swiss watchmakers as Ulysse Nardin, Breitling strongly prefer a classic layout with as few digital apertures as possible). An extra hours arrow-type hand, featuring a luminous coating and a red border extends from the center and point towards a dedicated 24 hours scale.

GMT+ opt for an oversized hand that's longer than the main one. Still, the overall design embodies simplicity; the plus version in particular appears to radiate a steampunk inspired vintage character – a vintage that's not really vintage, because it has never existed. Evidently, brand designers take every opportunity to endow the watches with creative touches.

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