Today Breiting announced a trio of new chronographs within the “Heritage” collection which consists of vintage-style watches.
Two of the chronographs are the Duograph and Datora, which come in 42 mm diameter cases and have a throwback style. The 2021 Breitling Premier Heritage Chronograph — the most affordable of the three — is perhaps the most like its vintage predecessor, with a 40 mm diameter case.
Just as it was in the 1940s, the Premier Heritage Chronograph comes with a manually wound movement. Derived from Breitling’s first in-house movement (the caliber B01) which powers many of the watches with the company’s catalog — the caliber B09 has been re-engineered into a purist hand-wound movement what that Breitling uses to power its re-editions. The B09 was first introduced in the Navitimer 806 Re-edition in 2019 and used subsequently in the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-editions in 2020.
All of the three new Heritage collections feature applied Arabic numerals, vintage-inspired (syringe-shaped) hands with a baton-shaped chronograph seconds hand that has an open circle counterweight, delivered on classic semi-shiny alligator straps with tone-on-tone stitching. Every watch is a COSC-certified chronometer and water-resistant up to 100 meters.
The Premier Heritage Chronograph is available in stainless steel with a pistachio-green dial (Ref. AB0930D31L1P1) or in 18K red gold with a silvery-white dial (Ref. RB0930371G1P1). The steel version retails for $8,400 and the red-gold retails for $20,200.