Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant

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Halloween’s long gone, and Thanksgiving is a speed bump in the express lane to inevitability; holiday season is here. But if luxury watches are on your radar, they should be on your holiday wish list, too. And watchuwant.com offers a leading collection of Breitling sports watch options to upstage anything from the North Pole.

While Grenchen, Switzerland’s Breitling SA is best known for its links to aviation, the family-owned firm offers options to suit fans of air, land, and sea-based pursuits. Nevertheless, aviators and armchair aviators earn pole position in any overview of contemporary Breitling.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

And among Breitling’s flight-inspired models, the Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolore is a standout. This limited edition of 1,000 pieces combines rich historic overtones with late-model refinement. Launched in 2013 as a tribute to the Italian “Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale Frecce Tricolori” – essentially, Italy’s equivalent of the RAF Red Arrows or U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – the Chronomat of the same name ties Breitling’s latest movement technology to its aviation roots.

Although the Navitimer is Breitling’s icon, the Chronomat has been the franchise since its 1983 re-launch. From the 1980s through the 1990s, the sales-king Chronomat led Breitling out of the Quartz Crisis and into a brand renaissance. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolore pays homage to the model’s legacy and long-running relationship with Italy’s signature squadron.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

As a consultant to the development of the 1983 corporate-comeback model, the Frecce Tricolore flight unit receives pride of place on the dial of this tribute model. Rich red subdial hands ensure sharp contrast, and artful use of texture animates the sub-register faces. Sparing application of ecru-colored LumiNovia provides a subtle nod to the vintage 1940s Chronomat models that debuted this celebrated nameplate.

Inside the Frecce Tricolore’s 44mm stainless steel case, Breitling’s B01 manufacture automatic caliber keeps the beat. The crisp feel of the column-wheel pusher and 70-hour power reserve represent substantive upgrades from the pioneering 1980s original, but these measures merely headline a long list of mechanical refinements. As with all modern Breitling models, the Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolor is a COSC certified Swiss Chronometer. The 500-meter water resistance, screw-down crown and pushers, and a unidirectional dive bezel ensure that this military “pilot’s tribute” is equally adept at amphibious operations.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

By contrast, Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph M2000 rests resolutely at the aquatic end of Breitling’s Air-Land-Sea spectrum. Although equipped for extreme dive conditions that few users will confront, the split-seconds Chronograph M2000 packs a trademark feature that any chronograph owner will value: water-safe pushers. A Breitling exclusive, this magnetic actuation system fortifies the unique Superocean Chronograph M2000 against water intrusion down to its maximum rated depth.

With few exceptions, “dive chronograph” amounts to a contradiction in terms. Once submerged, a conventional chronograph – whether quartz or mechanical – is vulnerable to the water bypass that often occurs when a chronograph pusher is trigged while wet. Effectively, a chronograph becomes just another running timer once below the surface, and user interaction becomes a matter of mechanical jeopardy. Sure, certain manufacturers insist that their seals permit wet and submerged chronograph use – in theory.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

But testing that theory on a conventionally sealed chronograph is the horological equivalent of the 8,000-RPM Ferrari clutch dump: best left to journalists and beater press models.

Breilting’s Superocean Chronograph M2000 sidesteps this risk by sidelining the mechanical interface between the pusher and the movement. A system of magnetic relays ensures that control of the movement never compromises the physical integrity of the case. So while the typical M2000 owner may never stop the clock after a descent to 2000 meters, one’s barbeque can be timed safely from the pool's deep end during your 2015 holiday getaway. A thermo-compensated superquartz chronometer movement keeps the time independent of winter chill for those who prefer traditional holiday cheer… or ice hotels.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

Between the extremes of sky and sea, the Breitling for Bentley line serves those with a need for speed on terra firma. Whether or not this holiday season brings a Bentley to your garage, you can take one for a ride with the Breitling for Bentley Supersports Light Body. With a 49mm titanium case and a unique radial chronograph display, the 1,000-piece limited edition Supersports Light Body captures the spirit of Bentley’s most intense high-performance models.

Breitling and Bentley are unapologetic about their appeal; too much is never enough. This polarizing approach to design and engineering finds its Swiss embodiment in the Supersports Light Body chronograph. Based on the historic case proportions and layout of the late 1960s “Big Navitimers,” the Supersports model converts the former aviator’s instrument into a driver’s companion for the 21st century. True to its name, the Light Body recasts the original steel case in brushed titanium, and the gunmetal grey imparts an upscale overtone to the model.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

Excellent ergonomics are provided courtesy of the Light Body’s unique metal and a superb vulcanized rubber strap. The exotic metal case wears easily even on smaller wrists, and the supple strap frees this imposing chronograph from the mass of a bracelet. Nevertheless, a sturdy twin-trigger titanium clasp with a pushbutton sliding size adjuster keeps the Supersports secure.

A machined bi-directional bezel actuates a deluxe version of the traditional Navitimer circular slide rule; this one is calibrated in units applicable to motorsports rather than aviation. The dial offers a unique portrayal of elapsed chronograph time. Both traditional chronograph seconds and chronograph minutes are read from center-mounted hands. Flanking chronograph hour/minute mono-counter and constant seconds subdials overlap the central calibrations in a handsome homage to classic Bentley dashboard instruments.

Breitling Black Friday Watches At WatchUWant Sales & Auctions

The Breitling caliber 27B automatic chronograph movement provides chronometer-grade timekeeping within the 100-meter water resistant titanium shell. With a jump date, smooth bi-directional winding, and a hacking (stop) seconds function, this is a power plant worthy of the name “Bentley.”

With over fifty outstanding Breitling sports models in stock and more arriving daily, watchuwant.com is the watch enthusiast’s headquarters for holiday selection and value. See our collection of Breitling watches and other top brands at www.watchuwant.com.

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  • SuperStrapper

    Are they black Friday watches because you will be slashing the prices on them? I’m not sure I understand the connection.

    • Tim Mosso

      Indeed, the prices will be dramatically lower than new retail MSRP. We’ve tried to bring in a very broad selection of late model preowned Breitlings with full accessories to make the price comparison as apples-to-apples (vs. new watches) as possible.
      Best,
      Tim

  • wallydog2

    Over-blinged, over-cluttered, over-cooked. What if you just want to know what time it is?

    • Tim Mosso

      To be sure, contemporary Breitling isn’t to all tastes. The Transocean 38 is a great option if you want a classically styled watch of moderate size and clear dial layout. We do have several Transocean 38 models on our Sneak Peek and Breitling brand pages.
      Best,
      Tim

      • resonator resonator

        Who in the heck is that Bentley piece for? Sorry man, I used to love Breitling. I still love most anything they do that’s in-house, but that Bentley case/dial combo….. that’s gotta’ go! I will say that when I saw the Transocean in the real, it really made me a fan again for the time being. More that direction please! Interesting side story: I was once at a Breitling dealer during a very hostile robbery of the place. I was 19, and buying my first Breitling, (an automatic Colt), and well let’s just say the hilarity ensued from there…

        • Tim Mosso

          I can see where you’re coming from. In my opinion, the Bentley Supersports is a watch for a guy with a very large wrist who would have bought the Girard-Perregaux R&D01 ten years ago (likes cars, likes sports watches, digs the twin-register center chrono hands). At 49mm, it isn’t subtle, but remove the Bentley signatures, and this model is the closest to the true ancestral (Willy Bretiling-era) offerings. The case size, shape, and differential-geared bezel are carryovers from the Ref. 1806 and 816 “Big” Navitimers. While the dial is Bentley and the movement is late-model ETA, the basic platform dates to the Lyndon Johnson administration.
          Best,
          Tim

          • resonator resonator

            Thanks for the reply Tim. I get the very limited public you’re marketing this watch to. I think the large majority of luxury watch dollars come from people who are not at all moved by the aggressive lifestyle campaign your Bentley ads portray. I don’t need to be inspired by David Beckham to buy a watch. I’d much rather see a pic of the movement, read about your exciting new materials and how amazingly tight your critical tolerances are these days. Breitling is such a landmark company, with a valued and prized history amongst the Swiss giants. They will always be a favorite brand, and anything you guys do that involves your own in-house movements, is what keeps me coming back. If it were not for the massive service issue, and subsequent loss (at Breitlings hands, and still unresolved after 15 years nearly I might add), I had with my Colt Auto, I’d likely even be buying your brand regularly for the investment collection.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    Well, at least they marked this as a “sponsored post.”
    Gawd what a ghastly main pic. Poor decision there, IMO.

    Live and (sometimes) learn, eh what?

    • Tim Mosso

      Yeah, I would have led off with one of the others, but I only get to sponsor the page space, not actual layout discretion. And that’s also why the flow of the photos doesn’t exactly match the narrative… but hey, we’re very grateful to have the opportunity on the eve of the holiday. This is a top site with a great community, and I’m just glad to get the word out.
      Best,
      Tim

  • “Breitling and Bentley are unapologetic about their appeal; too much is never enough. ”

    I remember when Breitling make sophisticated luxury pieces that would appeal to a gentleman adventurer. Everything they make now (save maybe for the Transocean line) looks like it would be worn by a strip club owner in Jersey. This will always be a Breitling to me:

    • WINKS

      Bada Bing!

    • Tim Mosso

      Agreed on that point. This a very sharp reference with its black/steel combo. The late model Chronomat 41 isn’t too far removed from this level of balance and discretion. Just to play Devil’s advocate, every generation has its heroes, and I’m sure that older purists struggle to accept any Chronomat that isn’t a twin-register with slide rule like the 1942 original ‘Mat.
      Best,
      Tim

    • resonator resonator

      Hear hear! I couldn’t agree more. Though from outside the box, I’m glad they are doing what’s needed to stay alive and competitive in todays marketplace. They are nothing like Hublot, which I’ve seen others make a comparison between of the two. In fact, in 2015, two of my favorite Breits were released, somewhat strengthening my thoughts on them going in the right direction lately.

  • Lurch

    If you like busy watches, I’m sure this is the place to buy them.

    • ZBT71

      They also sell very well designed and classy watches. During the past 6 months they’ve sold four of mine while I’ve purchased two of theirs. All well designed of course!

      • Lurch

        Why wouldn’t you just sell them yourself? There are several watch sites, like watchuseek, that you could use? Even feebay is an option?

        • ZBT71

          They have a much larger market for the type of watches sold plus they service them before sale which removes me from the petty bickering selling a used watch sometimes entails.

  • Shinytoys

    It’s a Breitling…gotta love it or ya gotta leave it. Great face and engine…

  • spiceballs

    exactly – – so – — – pass

  • Scott

    Tim is credited with the single greatest line ever uttered by a watch salesman.

    In reference to an IWC he was selling on YouTube:

    Wait for it…

    “Straight from Schaffhausen to your-house-en…. This watch can be yours!”

    better than any number of cheesy brand ambassadors.

    This Breitling may have no style, but the guy selling it sure does.