Breitling Introduces the Chronomat B01 Six Nations Watch Collection

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Breitling Introduces the Chronomat B01 Six Nations Watch Collection” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Breitling Chronomat is now the company’s line of versatile sports watches, despite its origins as a chronograph for mathematicians. It follows that it is only natural that the Chronomat is commonly chosen as the model to serve as the foundation for numerous sports-focused limited edition items. Breitling will serve as the Official Timekeeping Partner of Six Nations Rugby for the second consecutive season in 2023. To commemorate the milestone and the recent formation of Breitling’s new Rugby Squad of Ambassadors, the watchmaker has just unveiled a new limited edition series of Chronomat B01 timepieces.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”63758″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The new Breitling Chronomat B01 Six Nations collection, which consists of six different models and is each dedicated to one of the unions and federations that make up Six Nations Rugby (England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, and Italy), is heavily influenced by the design of the company’s current stainless steel Chronomat B01 42 chronograph. Accordingly, all of these new models are nearly identical to the 42mm stainless steel Breitling Chronomat watches that are normal manufacturing, with the only changes being the unique dials and caseback art that are featured on each.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”63759″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The new Breitling Chronomat Six Nations watches feature oblong chronograph pushers, sapphire crystals above their dials, onion-shaped screw-down crowns, and substantial 200-meter depth certifications. Everything about them is precisely what you would expect from the current collection. They even share the same rotating timing bezel made of stainless steel with “rider tabs” at the 15-minute markers and the model’s distinctive “Rouleaux” bracelet, which was brought back with the most recent Chronomat collection generational upgrade. Similar to ordinary Breitling Chronomat B01 42 models, the new limited edition Six Nations Rugby models are driven by the company’s COSC chronometer-certified B01 automatic chronograph movement, which has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and an estimated power reserve of 70 hours.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”63762″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The dials of the Six Nations models all have the same general design as the standard 42mm Chronomat chronograph, which consists of three registers and a date window at the six o’clock position. However, each one is colored differently and has the logo of the respective Six Nations Rugby union inside the sub-dial at nine o’clock. The England watch has a silver dial, the Ireland watch has a green dial, the Wales watch has a red dial, the France, Italy, and Scotland watches all have blue dials, but they are all different shades of blue, with Scotland’s being the darkest and Italy’s being the lightest to match the national colors of each competing union. The same team logo from the dial is also printed on the underside of the caseback glass of each of the six versions, which all have screw-down sapphire display casebacks.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”63764″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Breitling is announcing its newly established Rugby Squad, which is made up of seven prominent players from each of the Six Nations Rugby teams, in addition to the new range of 42mm Chronomat B01 Six Nations watches. George North, the top scorer for Wales, Conor Murray, a three-time champion for Ireland, Kyle Sinckler, a dominant prop for England, Paolo Garbisi, a star fly-half for Italy, Gal Fickou, a 2022 Grand Slam victor for France, and both Hamish Watson and Stuart Hogg, who have twice been named the top performer for the Championship, are representing Scotland. The Breitling Rugby Squad now consists of these seven players, but should the public respond favorably to this project, other players might be added in the future.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”63765″ img_size=”full”][vc_single_image image=”63753″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]According to the “One of 150” etching on their casebacks, each of the six models that make up the new Breitling Chronomat B01 Six Nations series will only be produced in 150 copies globally. Additionally, each of the new Six Nations Chronomat watches will have an official retail price of £7,400 GBP (or $8,950 USD), making them marginally more expensive than the 42mm stainless steel Chronomat B01 chronograph versions of the standard-production models. Although I anticipate that most of the buyers of these will be ardent supporters of European rugby, I could also see some collectors purchasing one of these limited-edition Chronomat models just to own an uncommon small-batch variation of one of Breitling’s most well-known models.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]