Say hello to the Chronoliner, Breitling's newest and, as Breitling calls it, is "The authentic flight captain’s watch."
While the watch is certainly a high-end "flight captain's watch, it would certainly do the job nicely. That being said, most pilots prefer to have a quartz watch or an atomic that sets itself automatically for convenience. The watch is a hulking 46mm in diameter, which I think would be uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. This, however, is due to it's weight. The case is polished stainless steel and, as a result, will weigh quite a bit. The mesh strap (also available on a Navitimer bracelet) will keep the weight down. The Navitimer Bracelet, on the other hand, will make the watch slightly heavier. The bezel is black ceramic and has white numbers that allow for maximum contrast. The high-contrast design is continued on the dial, where hands and markers stand out against the black dial. These hands (I assume) will also have a generous amount of lume (looks like C1 or BG-W9 in the photos). Inside the watch is the COSC-certified caliber 24, which boasts all of the following features: it is selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. 1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. The watch measures three time zones, the main hands, 2nd timezone in 24-hour mode on the dial, and a 3rd timezone on the bezel. All the other information can be found here.
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