News: A Watch Women Might Actually Want – The Breitling Chronomat Chronometer Automatic 36/32
Some companies think that a woman’s watch has to be extremely feminine, covered in diamonds and much much smaller than their male counterparts—cough Rolex. But trends suggest that while these are popular with many women, a growing group favour the more masculine line of watches—and why wouldn’t they?
Breitling was founded by Léon Breitling in 1884, St-Imier, Switzerland
If you were to dive into the back-catalogue of men’s Rolex watches you will find: the Submariner, Daytona, Sea-Dweller and GMT-Master—to name just a few. If you were to do the same for the ladies: the Datejust, Yacht-Master—in a smaller case-size, and most likely with diamonds—and the Pearlmaster. Doesn’t seem fair. Some of the men’s watches could be considered unisex, but with growing cases sizes, they are decreasingly so.
That’s where the new Breitling Chronomat Chronometer Automatic 36 comes in. Aimed at women, this is a collection that knows one does not fit all. If you want diamonds, you can have them, if you want precious metal, by all means; fancy just a Plain-Jane steel tool watch, well this has you covered too. Available in both 36mm and 32mm, the women’s Chronomat is right on par—none of that dainty sub-30mm case sizing, because at the end of the day, this is still a tool watch.
The Breitling Chronomat was first released to the public in 1984
The Chronomat aviation watch was first released to the world in 1984. Since then, it has received the occasional aesthetic and technical upgrade—like the addition of the new rouleaux bracelet on the latest models—but Breitling has mainly stayed true to what made the original so great.
Breitling gave the Chronomat its newest facelift at the beginning of 2020, and when it came to creating the women’s version, it just made it slightly smaller. It has the highly legible dial, rouleaux bracelet, onion crown—all the things that make the men’s version so popular. While quartz versions are also available, Breitling has fitted the Chronomat 36 with the Breitling caliber 10, a chronometer rated adaptation of the ETA 2892 that has a 42-hour power reserve and runs at 28,800 vph. Now that’s a watch.
The new women’s Breitling Chronomat Chronometer Automatic is available in 36mm and 34mm
An iconic watch that fits; is that too much to ask? The Breitling Chronomat Chronometer Automatic 36 is a breath-of-fresh-air when it comes to women’s watches—and at £3,800—for the white dial’d, stainless steel 36 automatic—it’s accessible too. Who knows, now you might find the guys pinching their gals’ watches for a change.
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