In the early 1940s, Willy Breitling was already dreaming of a time after the war, when utility would give way to unbridled optimism. He began designing a chronograph that would be functional but also undeniably elegant and infinitely wearable—in his words, the unmistakable stamp of impeccable taste. He called this new line the Premier. To create its modern Premier, Breitling preserved distinctive vintage-Premier details, including the smooth fixed bezel, twin-register dial, streamlined rectangular pushers and applied Arabic numerals. The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 is available in an array of dial colors and case materials. It comes on a choice of classic leather strap or sleek 7-row metal bracelet. Today’s Premier also lives up to Willy Breitling’s uncompromising technical standards with its exceptional self-winding movement—the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01—designed for maximum precision, reliability and functionality.
Caliber: Breitling 01 (Manufacture)
Movement: Self-widing mechanical
Power Reserve: Approx. 70 hrs
Chronograph: 1/4th second, 30 minutes
Vibration: 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel: 41 mm
Calendar: Dial aperture
Case material: 18k Red Gold
Caseback: Screwed in (sapphire crystal)
Water Resistance: 10 bars
Crown: Non screw-locked, two gaskets
Crystal: Cambered sapphire, glareproofed both sides
Product Weight (Approx.): 246.0 g.
Watch-head Weight (Approx.): 110.0 g.
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Thickness: 13.6 mm
Height: 50.0 mm
Lug width: 22.0 mm
Strap Material: 18k Red Gold
Strap Color: Metal Bracelet
Strap type: Curved
Lug: 22/18 mm